Activities and Programs


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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.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Waterworks Trail Restoration: Fremont Canyon

Stewardship
Waterworks Trail Restoration: Fremont Canyon

Please join IRC staff and volunteers as we remove invasive plants along the new Waterworks Trail in Fremont! Spend the morning working under an oak woodland and coastal sage habitat. Any tools needed will be provided by Irvine Ranch Conservancy for the duration of the activity. Your work on the trail will help establish important habitat in Fremont for local wildlife!

Participants must wear closed-toe shoes, bring their own water as well as wear sunscreen and hats.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-2 activity on the land.

Waterworks Trail Restoration: Fremont Canyon
Date:
Wed, 06/27/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill

Stewardship
Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill

Please join us at the Community Stewardship Native Plant Nursery located at the Quail Hill Trailhead in Irvine. Help us to water native shrubs, as well as weed out pesky Russian thistle (tumbleweed) seedlings to ensure the newly planted natives have room to thrive. Your work at the nursery will help to enhance the native habitat and directly benefit the local wildlife!

Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill
Date:
Sun, 07/01/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where:
Quail Hill
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
6
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill

Stewardship
Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill

Please join us at the Community Stewardship Native Plant Nursery located at the Quail Hill Trailhead in Irvine. Help us to water native shrubs, as well as weed out pesky Russian thistle (tumbleweed) seedlings to ensure the newly planted natives have room to thrive. Your work at the nursery will help to enhance the native habitat and directly benefit the local wildlife!

Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill
Date:
Tue, 07/03/2018
Time:
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Quail Hill
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
6
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Friday, July 6, 2018

CANCELLED: First Friday Habitat Restoration in Buck Gully

Stewardship
CANCELLED: First Friday Habitat Restoration in Buck Gully

Birds and other wildlife need healthy habitat to thrive. Simple things like planting native plants can greatly improve habitat for wildlife. You can be part of that positive impact while enjoying the beauty of Buck Gully near Newport Beach. This activity takes place on sloped terrain and sturdy hiking boots are highly recommended. All training, tools, and gloves will be provided to ensure your safety and comfort. Rattlesnakes are occasionally seen here and generally avoid people, but protective gear will be provided.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-3 activity on the land.

CANCELLED: First Friday Habitat Restoration in Buck Gully
Date:
Fri, 07/06/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Buck Gully Reserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Full
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Sunday, July 8, 2018

CANCELLED: Irvine Park Trail Restoration Day

Stewardship
CANCELLED: Irvine Park Trail Restoration Day

Leave your park better than you found it! Join Irvine Ranch Conservancy staff during monthly habitat stewardship activities at Irvine Regional Park, aimed at keeping the park’s trails and habitat healthy. Identified in collaboration with the Park Rangers that patrol the trails everyday, stewardship projects can include planting to combat the effects of off-trail use, removing invasive plant species that threaten to crowd out the diversity of native plants, and more!

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-3 activity on the land.

CANCELLED: Irvine Park Trail Restoration Day
Date:
Sun, 07/08/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
3
Minimum Age:
13
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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CANCELLED: Native Plant Nursery at Augustine Staging Area

Stewardship
CANCELLED: Native Plant Nursery at Augustine Staging Area

Please join us at the Native Plant Nursery located at the Augustine Staging Area. This is a unique opportunity to help remove invasive plants species and water the newly planted native shrubs. Your help will help to enhance native habitat within Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve! We will be working in close proximity to the parking area. 

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-1 activity on the land.

CANCELLED: Native Plant Nursery at Augustine Staging Area
Date:
Sun, 07/08/2018
Time:
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
6
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Monday, July 9, 2018

Waterworks Trail Restoration: Fremont Canyon

Stewardship
Waterworks Trail Restoration: Fremont Canyon

Please join IRC staff and volunteers as we work to restore and maintain the land along the new Waterworks Trail in Fremont Canyon! This is a stewardship activity and duties may include removing invasive plants, watering, weeding around existing native plants that were planted earlier in the year or other similar duties. Spend the morning working under an oak woodland and/or coastal sage habitat. Any tools and equipment needed will be provided by Irvine Ranch Conservancy for the duration of the activity. Your work on the trail will help establish important habitat in Fremont for local wildlife.

If time permits, we will take an optional hike along the Waterworks Trail. The hike is a 2-mile round trip smooth and flat trail that will be taken at an easy pace.

Participants must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and preferably wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants. Participants must also bring their own water as well as wear sunscreen and hats.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-2 activity on the land.

Waterworks Trail Restoration: Fremont Canyon
Date:
Mon, 07/09/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill (Waterworks Trail Project)

Stewardship
Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill (Waterworks Trail Project)

Please join us at the Community Stewardship Native Plant Nursery located at the Quail Hill Trailhead in Irvine. Help us to prepare native plants for future planting on the land alongside the new Waterworks Trail in Fremont Canyon. This stewardship activity may involve planting seeds, watering and weeding. Your work at the nursery will help to enhance the native habitat and directly benefit the local wildlife!

Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill (Waterworks Trail Project)
Date:
Wed, 07/11/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where:
Quail Hill
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
6
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Give Back and Enjoy the Beauty: Dripping Springs

Stewardship
Give Back and Enjoy the Beauty: Dripping Springs

Connect with nature and give back to the land as we assist native plants and wildlife flourish in an extremely sensitive area of Limestone Canyon Preserve. You will ride through the canyon in a safari-type vehicle to the Dripping Springs Trail where you may water or add native plants. In addition we will give existing native plants room to thrive as we weed out invasive plants. As a bonus we will hike approximately 2 miles round-trip to Dripping Springs; a fern-covered rock face dripping with life-giving water creating an essential watering hole for wildlife in the canyon. Your work along this trail will not only benefit the plants and animals, but you will be supporting its continued beautification and protection.

Reviewing the 1-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this Level 3 activity. The hike is a Level 2 Difficulty Rating.

Give Back and Enjoy the Beauty: Dripping Springs
Date:
Thu, 07/12/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
3.5 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Native Plant Nursery at Augustine Staging Area

Stewardship
Native Plant Nursery at Augustine Staging Area

Please join us at the Native Plant Nursery located at the Augustine Staging Area. This is a unique opportunity to help remove invasive plants species and water the newly planted native shrubs. Your help will help to enhance native habitat within Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve! We will be working in close proximity to the parking area. 

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-1 activity on the land.

Native Plant Nursery at Augustine Staging Area
Date:
Thu, 07/12/2018
Time:
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
6
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  
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