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.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Youth Action Team Stewardship at West Loma

Stewardship
Youth Action Team Stewardship at West Loma

The Youth Action Team, an after school community-service based program throughout the City of Irvine regularly volunteers their time to steward the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. This week, High School students will spend their afternoon helping to plant acorns on West Loma! Students will be transported to work site via IRC vehicles. Hiking with tools will be required.

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

Youth Action Team Stewardship at West Loma
Date:
Wed, 11/22/2017
Time:
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where:
Irvine Open Space Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Minimum Age:
13
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

It’s Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Stewardship
It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Do a good deed and get a dose of Nature! Come experience the cool mornings and the spicy aromas of a California autumn while working with us at our one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine. Absolutely no experience or special equipment required.

You will be harvesting seeds from robust native fall wildflowers and bushes— things like California Buckwheat and our iconic Sagebrush.

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

It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Sat, 11/25/2017
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Native Seed Farm
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information  

Monday, November 27, 2017

Youth Action Team Stewardship at Bommer Canyon

Stewardship
Youth Action Team Stewardship at Bommer Canyon

The Youth Action Team, an after school community-service based program throughout the City of Irvine regularly volunteers their time to steward the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. This week, middle school students will spend their afternoon helping to enhance Bommer Canyon! Stewardship activities can include planting native species to enhance the habitat, planting cactus to close social trails, watering newly planted natives, and more. Please help lead this group and provide a wonderful experience they will never forget!

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

Youth Action Team Stewardship at Bommer Canyon
Date:
Mon, 11/27/2017
Time:
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where:
Bommer Canyon
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
13
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Restoration Stewardship

Stewardship
Restoration Stewardship

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks for a morning of invigorating habitat restoration work in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Help us 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 activities, including removal of non-native plants, seed collection, planting of native plants or trash pick-up. No experience is necessary and all tools will be provided. Close toed shoes and pants are recommended. Bring water, a hat, and sunscreen for sun protection. Come out and join the team to help restore the wild lands we all enjoy! Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405). Online reservations required: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. For questions, call 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2200 Sat/Sun. Parking: Free for Keep It Wild volunteers!

Restoration Stewardship
Date:
Tue, 11/28/2017
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
15
More Information  

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

It’s Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Stewardship
It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Do a good deed and get a dose of Nature! Come experience the cool mornings and the spicy aromas of a California autumn while working with us at our one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine. Absolutely no experience or special equipment required.

You will be harvesting seeds from robust native fall wildflowers and bushes— things like California Buckwheat and our iconic Sagebrush.

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

It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Wed, 11/29/2017
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Native Seed Farm COI
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Youth Action Team Stewardship at Bommer Canyon

Stewardship
Youth Action Team Stewardship at Bommer Canyon

The Youth Action Team, an after school community-service based program throughout the City of Irvine regularly volunteers their time to steward the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. This week, High school students will spend their afternoon helping to enhance Bommer Canyon! Stewardship activities can include planting native species to enhance the habitat, planting cactus to close social trails, watering newly planted natives, and more. Please help lead this group and provide a wonderful experience they will never forget!

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

Youth Action Team Stewardship at Bommer Canyon
Date:
Thu, 11/30/2017
Time:
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where:
Bommer Canyon
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
13
More Information  

Friday, December 1, 2017

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, 12/01/2017
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Buck Gully Reserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Saturday, December 2, 2017

It’s Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Stewardship
It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Do a good deed and get a dose of Nature! Come experience the cool mornings and the spicy aromas of a California autumn while working with us at our one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine. Absolutely no experience or special equipment required.

You will be harvesting seeds from robust native fall wildflowers and bushes— things like California Buckwheat and our iconic Sagebrush.

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

It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Sat, 12/02/2017
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Native Seed Farm
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Sunday, December 3, 2017

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. This month, help us plant native species . We will be working along the Quail Hill Loop off of the trailhead parking lot. Your work at the nursery will help to enhance the native habitat – directly benefiting the local wildlife!

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 Quail Hill
Date:
Sun, 12/03/2017
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Quail Hill
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
6
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Monday, December 4, 2017

CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Acorn Planting to Restore Oak Woodlands in Upper Weir Canyon

Stewardship
CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Acorn Planting to Restore Oak Woodlands in Upper Weir Canyon

Come be a part of the effort to restore the oak woodlands in Weir Canyon that have been impacted by invasive wood-boring beetles and the recent Canyon 2 fire. This is a unique opportunity to see the impacts of the fire and beetle management and to plant acorns to ensure the long-term health of this special habitat.

CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Acorn Planting to Restore Oak Woodlands in Upper Weir Canyon
Date:
Mon, 12/04/2017
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Weir Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
1 miles
Minimum Age:
15
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Acorn Planting to Restore Oak Woodlands in Upper Weir Canyon

Stewardship
CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Acorn Planting to Restore Oak Woodlands in Upper Weir Canyon

Come be a part of the effort to restore the oak woodlands in Weir Canyon that have been impacted by invasive wood-boring beetles and the recent Canyon 2 fire. This is a unique opportunity to see the impacts of the fire and beetle management and to plant acorns to ensure the long-term health of this special habitat.

CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Acorn Planting to Restore Oak Woodlands in Upper Weir Canyon
Date:
Tue, 12/05/2017
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Weir Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
1 miles
Minimum Age:
15
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill

Stewardship
CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill

Please join us at the Community Stewardship Native Plant Nursery located at the Quail Hill Trailhead in Irvine. This month, help us plant native species . We will be working along the Quail Hill Loop off of the trailhead parking lot. Your work at the nursery will help to enhance the native habitat – directly benefiting the local wildlife!

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 Quail Hill
Date:
Tue, 12/05/2017
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Quail Hill
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
6
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Acorn Planting to Restore Oak Woodlands in Upper Weir Canyon

Stewardship
CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Acorn Planting to Restore Oak Woodlands in Upper Weir Canyon

Come be a part of the effort to restore the oak woodlands in Weir Canyon that have been impacted by invasive wood-boring beetles and the recent Canyon 2 fire. This is a unique opportunity to see the impacts of the fire and beetle management and to plant acorns to ensure the long-term health of this special habitat.

CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Acorn Planting to Restore Oak Woodlands in Upper Weir Canyon
Date:
Wed, 12/06/2017
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Weir Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
1 miles
Minimum Age:
15
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: It’s Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Stewardship
CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Do a good deed and get a dose of Nature! Come experience the cool mornings and the spicy aromas of a California autumn while working with us at our one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine. Absolutely no experience or special equipment required.

You will be harvesting seeds from robust native fall wildflowers and bushes— things like California Buckwheat and our iconic Sagebrush.

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

CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Wed, 12/06/2017
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Native Seed Farm COI
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Thursday, December 7, 2017

CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Acorn Planting to Restore Oak Woodlands in Upper Weir Canyon

Stewardship
CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Acorn Planting to Restore Oak Woodlands in Upper Weir Canyon

Come be a part of the effort to restore the oak woodlands in Weir Canyon that have been impacted by invasive wood-boring beetles and the recent Canyon 2 fire. This is a unique opportunity to see the impacts of the fire and beetle management and to plant acorns to ensure the long-term health of this special habitat.

CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Acorn Planting to Restore Oak Woodlands in Upper Weir Canyon
Date:
Thu, 12/07/2017
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Weir Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
1 miles
Minimum Age:
15
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

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. All work at the nursery is community-driven, and the plants grown will help to enhance the native habitat within Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve! This month, help us plant native California plant species. 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, 12/07/2017
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
6
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Irvine Park Trail Restoration Day

Stewardship
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.

Irvine Park Trail Restoration Day
Date:
Sun, 12/10/2017
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
3
Minimum Age:
13
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

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 propagate coastal sage scrub plant species. All work at the nursery is community-driven, and the plants grown will help to enhance the native habitat within Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve! This month, help us plant native California plant species. 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:
Sun, 12/10/2017
Time:
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
6
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information  
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