The Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks stretch from the mountains to the sea and are cherished for their immense beauty, extraordinary geology, and remarkable diversity of flora and fauna. In 2017, more than 23,000 visitors enjoyed 2,500 public activities offered on the Landmarks, ranging from mountain bike and horseback activities to educational nature walks and birding excursions. Nearly every single one of these recreational activities was led by a trained volunteer.
Those interested in taking the next step into a volunteer role with the Landmarks can learn more about the multiple partner organizations that offer volunteer programs.
Irvine Ranch Conservancy
Leads stewardship and recreational activities across the Landmarks for OC Parks, the City of Irvine and the City of Newport Beach.
Visit letsgooutside.org/volunteer/irc-volunteers for more information.
Fire Watch Program
Facilitated in partnership with OC Parks, City of Irvine, City of Newport Beach, Irvine Ranch Conservancy and Orange County Fire Authority, the Fire Watch Program’s mission is to reduce catastrophic wildfires through education, early reporting and deterrence.
Learn more at letsgooutside.org/activities/fire-watch.
Laguna Canyon Foundation
Supports stewardship, education and preservation of Laguna Coast and Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park in partnership with OC Parks.
Learn more at lagunacanyon.org/volunteer.
Newport Bay Conservancy
Helps preserve Upper Newport Bay in the City of Newport Beach and educate through field trips and recreational activities.
Learn more at newportbay.org/about-us/our-volunteers.
Encompasses regional, wilderness, historical facilities and coastal areas throughout Orange County.
Learn more at ocparks.com/about/volunteer/ocparksvolunteer.
Sea and Sage Audubon Society
Offers programs at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in partnership with IRWD.
Visit seaandsageaudubon.org/Chapter/ChapterVolOpportunities.pdf or email email@example.com for more information.
Becoming a long-term volunteer allows outdoor enthusiasts to share their passion for, and knowledge of, Orange County’s wildlands with their community. Visitors interested in becoming a volunteer with any of the partners are encouraged to click the above links to learn more about opportunities with the respective organizations. For more information on guided programs on the Landmarks, please go to LetsGoOutside.org/activities.