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.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Ranger Reserve Camera Service, Irvine Ranch Open Space, OC Parks

Stewardship
Stewardship

Come out to assist OC Park Rangers service a system of access monitoring cameras on the Irvine Ranch Open Space. Explore the beautiful Irvine Ranch Open Space while providing critical assistance to the camera program. Must be a current OC Parks Ranger Reserve to participate. Prior experience on the Open Space camera route, or working […]

Ranger Reserve Camera Service, Irvine Ranch Open Space, OC Parks
Date:
Thu, 09/01/2016
Time:
6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Minimum Age:
12
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Saturday, September 3, 2016

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

Stewardship

Want to smell the sun-dried sweetness of summertime? Want to feel the crunch of crispy golden brown pods?  Come and refresh your senses while giving back to Nature! Absolutely no experience required. Sign up to help behind the scenes at the Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine.  You will be harvesting seeds […]

It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Sat, 09/03/2016
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Native Seed Farm
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Full
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Nursery Plant Propagation and Care Day

Stewardship
Stewardship

Led by Laguna Canyon Foundation in partnership with Orange County Parks. Join us at our native plant nursery as we care for native plants from seed to mature, ready-to-be planted stage. Volunteers may collect seeds, sow seeds in flats, bump plants up, plant at restoration sites, sterilize plant containers, and/or help maintain the facilities for […]

Nursery Plant Propagation and Care Day
Date:
Sat, 09/03/2016
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
15
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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

Stewardship

Want to smell the sun-dried sweetness of summertime? Want to feel the crunch of crispy golden brown pods?  Come and refresh your senses while giving back to Nature! Absolutely no experience required. Sign up to help behind the scenes at the Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine.  You will be harvesting seeds […]

It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Wed, 09/07/2016
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Native Seed Farm
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Full
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Black Star Canyon Habitat Enhancement

Stewardship

Join us as we steward Black Star Canyon! With your help, we will work to protect and enhance the natural habitat by planting small and easy-to-handle prickly pear cactus pads. Once placed in the ground, the single pads will take root and eventually grow into large stands, providing important shelter and food for the local wildlife. No […]

Black Star Canyon Habitat Enhancement
Date:
Thu, 09/08/2016
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
3
Minimum Age:
15
Spaces Left:
Full
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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Adopt a Canyon – Agua Chinon Stewardship

Stewardship

Are you a nature lover, hiker, gardener, or just want to get outside and enjoy the fresh air? Does the idea of adopting a canyon across four seasons and being part of a longer term project interest you? Please come help Irvine Ranch Conservancy restore local habitat, native plants and wildlife so they may thrive in Agua […]

Adopt a Canyon - Agua Chinon Stewardship
Date:
Sat, 09/10/2016
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
14
Spaces Left:
Full
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It’s Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Stewardship

Want to smell the sun-dried sweetness of summertime? Want to feel the crunch of crispy golden brown pods?  Come and refresh your senses while giving back to Nature! Absolutely no experience required. Sign up to help behind the scenes at the Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine.  You will be harvesting seeds […]

It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Sat, 09/10/2016
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Native Seed Farm
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Full
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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Second Sunday Restoration Program

Stewardship
Stewardship

Join Preserve staff and other 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 hat, sunscreen, snacks, etc. Water and tools are provided. •Space is limited and pre-registration is required. •Minors aged 16 and […]

Second Sunday Restoration Program
Date:
Sun, 09/11/2016
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
All Ages
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
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CANCELLED: Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill

Stewardship

Please join us at the Community Stewardship Native Plant Nursery located at the Quail Hill Trailhead in Irvine. This month, help us to plant native seeds into small containers, and/or thin out and transplant tiny seedlings to create room for the plants to thrive. We will be working within the shaded nursery compound off of the trailhead […]

CANCELLED: Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill
Date:
Sun, 09/11/2016
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Quail Hill
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
6
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
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