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, April 11, 2020

Volutaria Response Team

Stewardship

Volutaria tubuliflora otherwise known as Egyptian Knapweed is a recently introduced invasive plant to our area and we need your help to get rid of it! It is not yet widespread, and we have a chance to prevent it from taking over at Upper Newport Bay. During the growing season, we will meet on the […]

Volutaria Response Team
Date:
Sat, 04/11/2020
Time:
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
23 of 35
More Information  

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Second Sundays Restoration Program

Stewardship
Stewardship

Join Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve staff and volunteers in enhancing the Bay’s habitat for local wildlife. Activities may include non-native plant removal, planting natives, watering, trash cleanup, and Butterfly Garden maintenance. No experience is necessary; please bring a hat, sunscreen, snacks, etc. Water and tools are provided. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. […]

Second Sundays Restoration Program
Date:
Sun, 04/12/2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
55 of 75
More Information  

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Volutaria Response Team

Stewardship

Volutaria tubuliflora otherwise known as Egyptian Knapweed is a recently introduced invasive plant to our area and we need your help to get rid of it! It is not yet widespread, and we have a chance to prevent it from taking over at Upper Newport Bay. During the growing season, we will meet on the […]

Volutaria Response Team
Date:
Sat, 05/09/2020
Time:
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
31 of 35
More Information  

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Second Sundays Restoration Program

Stewardship
Stewardship

Join Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve staff and volunteers in enhancing the Bay’s habitat for local wildlife. Activities may include non-native plant removal, planting natives, watering, trash cleanup, and Butterfly Garden maintenance. No experience is necessary; please bring a hat, sunscreen, snacks, etc. Water and tools are provided. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. […]

Second Sundays Restoration Program
Date:
Sun, 05/10/2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
74 of 75
More Information  

Saturday, June 6, 2020

National Trails Day at Upper Newport Bay

Stewardship
Stewardship

Join outdoor enthusiasts all of the country and participate in a National Trails Day event on June 6th 2020. At Upper Newport Bay we will recognize this annual event coordinated by the American Hiking Society with a variety of service opportunities. Projects will include clearing trails, habitat restoration, pulling invasive weeds, and picking up trash. […]

National Trails Day at Upper Newport Bay
Date:
Sat, 06/06/2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
3
Minimum Age:
8
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
200 of 200
More Information  

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Second Sundays Restoration Program

Stewardship
Stewardship

Join Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve staff and volunteers in enhancing the Bay’s habitat for local wildlife. Activities may include non-native plant removal, planting natives, watering, trash cleanup, and Butterfly Garden maintenance. No experience is necessary; please bring a hat, sunscreen, snacks, etc. Water and tools are provided. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. […]

Second Sundays Restoration Program
Date:
Sun, 06/14/2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
69 of 75
More Information