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.

Friday, July 13, 2018

IRC Farm Steward Workday- Special Friday Session

Stewardship
IRC Farm Steward Workday- Special Friday Session

IRC Farm Stewards are invited to help out at this “openhouse style” workday!

Our tasks and actual location are TBD, and they will be based on accomplishing the Farm’s top priority work for each specific week. Depending on the time of year we might be at the Farm doing planting, weeding, doing nursery things, or at the Extension center cleaning Farm & wild seed , or something else entirely new!

(Not a Farm Steward yet? To get started on becoming one, check out “Trainings” under the Activities category drop-down menu, and get signed up for the next quarterly Farm Intro Training!)

IRC Farm Steward Workday- Special Friday Session
Date:
Fri, 07/13/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where:
Native Seed Farm
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
18
More Information  

First Friday Habitat Restoration in Buck Gully

Stewardship
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.

First Friday Habitat Restoration in Buck Gully
Date:
Fri, 07/13/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Buck Gully Reserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Pulling Together at Quail Hill

Stewardship
Pulling Together at Quail Hill

Invading weeds degrade habitat for birds and other wildlife. Help us keep wildlife healthy by weeding artichoke thistle from the Quail Hill loop in Irvine. This activity takes place on uneven 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-4 activity on the land.

Pulling Together at Quail Hill
Date:
Thu, 07/19/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Quail Hill
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

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:
Thu, 07/19/2018
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 24, 2018

CANCELLED: Waterworks Trail Restoration: Fremont Canyon

Stewardship
CANCELLED: 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.

CANCELLED: Waterworks Trail Restoration: Fremont Canyon
Date:
Tue, 07/24/2018
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  

Thursday, July 26, 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:
Thu, 07/26/2018
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  

Friday, August 3, 2018

First Friday Habitat Restoration in Buck Gully

Stewardship
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.

First Friday Habitat Restoration in Buck Gully
Date:
Fri, 08/03/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Buck Gully Reserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Sunday, August 5, 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, 08/05/2018
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, August 7, 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, 08/07/2018
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  

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Waterworks Trail Restoration: Fremont Canyon

Stewardship
CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: 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.

CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Waterworks Trail Restoration: Fremont Canyon
Date:
Wed, 08/08/2018
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  

Thursday, August 9, 2018

CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Native Plant Nursery at Augustine Staging Area

Stewardship
CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: 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 due to Fire Weather: Native Plant Nursery at Augustine Staging Area
Date:
Thu, 08/09/2018
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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