Activities and Programs

The activities below are offered by a variety of organizations and their dedicated volunteers. All programs are FREE unless noted below. Programs led by IRC-Certified Volunteers require pre-registration, which closes at 4 p.m. on the day prior to the event.  No walk-up registrations will be permitted for these events. For policies of other organizations, please use the sign-up information provided. For mobility device policies click here.

    Note: Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for these events. For programs requiring online registration, each adult and child must be registered.

Need help? For the fastest answers, look for organization-specific contact information in each event listing (click More Information for full listing). If no contact information is listed, email info@irconservancy.org for assistance.

Click here to learn more about IRC-Certified Volunteers.    •   Click here to learn more about the Difficulty Ratings.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Advanced Mountain Bike Ride Fremont Loop

Mountain Biking

Highly experienced mountain bikers can explore one of the most rugged and remote areas of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks from the trails of Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve on this fast-paced advanced ride.  Fremont Canyon remains one of the most wild places in Orange County, with a diversity of rare plants and animals, and this ride includes natural trail hazards such as sand, tree roots, ruts, and exposed rocks.  PLEASE NOTE: there are multiple very steep climbs, with an approximate elevation gain of 3,500 feet over 19 miles.  This hard ride is for expert adult-only riders in excellent physical condition who will be rewarded with the remote wonders of Fremont Canyon.

Please review the Difficulty Ratings to help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-5 activity on the land. Electric Mountain Bikes of any class or type are not permitted.

Advanced  Mountain Bike Ride Fremont Loop
Date:
Sat, 03/31/2018
Time:
6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
5
Distance:
19 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Watering the Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill

Stewardship
Stewardship

Watering the Native Plant Nursery at the Quail Hill Trailhead, inside the gated yard off the parking lot. Germinating seeds under the black shade cloth: water under the mist setting to moisten soil and cover back with shade cloth. All other grass plugs and 4″ pots not covered: water under the shower setting once. The larger, gallon sized pots do not need to be watered unless noted prior to your shift. Watering can occur at any time during your said available days.

 

**No need to water during rainy days.

Watering the Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill
Date:
Sat, 03/31/2018
Time:
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Where:
Quail Hill
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
18
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Watering-Tecate Cypress Trees in Fremont Canyon

Stewardship
Stewardship

Help to water the rare Tecate Cypress Trees in Fremont Canyon. Your help will encourage these wonderful trees to grow, and  provide the land with a Tecate Cypress Tree seed-bank. Also, help monitor the growth of the trees by frequently changing the fencing around the trees as they grow.

Watering-Tecate Cypress Trees in Fremont Canyon
Date:
Sat, 03/31/2018
Time:
7:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
1
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
12
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Watering-Waterworks Trail in Fremont Canyon

Stewardship
Stewardship

Help to water the newly planted shrubs along the Waterworks trail Fremont Canyon. Your help will encourage shrubs to grow to help restore native habitat after the recent fires in Fremont.

Watering-Waterworks Trail in Fremont Canyon
Date:
Sat, 03/31/2018
Time:
7:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
1
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
12
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Dig in! Plant Wildflowers with the Native Seed Farm

Stewardship

Want to have fun while giving back to nature? Join Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine. You will be working to help expand the Farm’s impact for restoration of Orange County’s wildlands by planting new plants into our growing fields, weeding to protect them while they grow, and harvesting seed, depending on the season. Tools and training will be provided. You do not need experience, nor a green thumb, just excitement to give back to the land.

Please note our Minors Policy as noted on the letsgooutside.org website:  All minors (under 18 years of age) must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. They must also (both parent and minor) be registered for the Irvine Ranch Conservancy led program they wish to attend.

Reviewing the 1-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this Level 1 activity.

Participants are required to come prepared by reviewing the Stewardship Tips in their confirmation email. Under-prepared participants may be turned away.

Dig in! Plant Wildflowers with the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Sat, 03/31/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Native Seed Farm
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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