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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Nurturing the Limestone Oaks

Stewardship
Nurturing the Limestone Oaks

Please join us to nurture, water and weed around the newly planted oak seedlings in the Limestone meadow. We will hike along Limestone road for approximately 20 minutes along a beautiful oak woodland with no elevation gain. 

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

Nurturing the Limestone Oaks
Date:
Tue, 03/22/2022
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
2 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Full
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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Pulling Together at Quail Hill

Stewardship
Pulling Together at Quail Hill

Egyptian Knapweed, Voluntaria tubulifolia, is a recently introduced invasive plant and we need your help to get rid of it! Invading weeds degrade habitat for wildlife, exacerbate wildfire risks, and reduce overall biodiversity. Help us keep wildlife healthy by weeding Egyptian Knapweed from Quail Hill in Irvine.

This activity takes place on some uneven terrain, and sturdy hiking boots are highly recommended. Training and tools will be provided to ensure your safety and comfort; it is recommended to bring your own gloves. Rattlesnakes are occasionally seen here and generally avoid people, but protective gear will be provided.

We will meet at the Quail Hill Trailhead parking lot, then walk 15 minutes on a bikeway adjacent to the 405 Freeway to the work site.

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

Pulling Together at Quail Hill
Date:
Wed, 03/23/2022
Time:
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Quail Hill
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Quail Hill Loop Stewardship Day

Stewardship
Quail Hill Loop Stewardship Day

Please join us at the Quail Hill native plant nursery to plant native shrubs and cactus along Quail Hill Loop.  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-2 activity on the land.

Quail Hill Loop Stewardship Day
Date:
Thu, 03/31/2022
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Quail Hill
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Full
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Friday, April 1, 2022

Keep It Wild – Laguna Coast

Stewardship
Keep It Wild - Laguna Coast

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks at one of our habitat restoration stewardship events in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park as we work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call the canyon their home. Depending on the time of year, volunteers will assist with various stewardship activities, including removal of non-native plants, seed collection, and/or planting of native plants. No experience is necessary and all tools will be provided.  Please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and sun protection, and bring water. Come out and join the team to help restore the wild lands we all enjoy!

Online reservations are required prior to the event. Register at https://lagunacanyon.org/event/keep-it-wild-stewardship-event-laguna-coast-wilderness-park-3/.

(When registering online, please review the safety precautions and protocols posted there. Directions are online.) For Questions, call 949-497-8324 Mon.-Fri. or 949-923-2235 Sat./Sun. Parking: $3.00/vehicle.

Keep It Wild - Laguna Coast
Date:
Fri, 04/01/2022
Time:
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where:
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
16
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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Tecate Cypress Stewardship Day

Stewardship
Tecate Cypress Stewardship Day

The Tecate Cypress is a rare species found only in southern California and northern Baja California.  The northern most population in the Santa Ana Mountains is in severe decline due to too-frequent wildfires. In effort to protect this rare species, locally genetic trees will be planted in Fremont Canyon, in close proximity to the staging area.

Please be aware that you may be instructed to use tools for this activity such as; but not limited to, pliers, mallets, trowels and shovels.

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

Tecate Cypress Stewardship Day
Date:
Tue, 04/05/2022
Time:
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
2 miles
Minimum Age:
14
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Thursday, April 7, 2022

Pulling Together at Quail Hill

Stewardship
Pulling Together at Quail Hill

North African Knapweed, Centaurea diluta, is a recently introduced invasive plant and we need your help to get rid of it! Invading weeds degrade habitat for wildlife, exacerbate wildfire risks, and reduce overall biodiversity. Help us keep wildlife healthy by weeding North African Knapweed from Quail Hill in Irvine.

This activity takes place on some uneven terrain, and sturdy hiking boots are highly recommended. Training and tools will be provided to ensure your safety and comfort. Rattlesnakes are occasionally seen here and generally avoid people, but protective gear will be provided.

We will meet at the Quail Hill Trailhead parking lot, then walk 15-20 minutes on a bikeway adjacent to the 405 Freeway to the work site.

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

Pulling Together at Quail Hill
Date:
Thu, 04/07/2022
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Quail Hill
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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