Held on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands. This day brings a unique opportunity for the community to connect with nature through service. Irvine Ranch Conservancy welcomes nature lovers throughout Orange County to participate in a variety of stewardship opportunities to connect with the expansive Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks and its partners and volunteers through LetsGoOutside.org.
Irvine Ranch Conservancy offers various stewardship programs and volunteer opportunities for the public to participate in throughout the year. Volunteer with the Native Seed Farm every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to learn about native plants while helping harvest seeds from wildflowers!
Nature lovers can also celebrate National Public Lands Day through Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s social media countdown beginning September 23 through September 27. Each day, Irvine Ranch Conservancy will highlight a restoration project or volunteer fact leading up to National Public Lands Day. To learn more about restoration projects and follow the social media countdown, be sure to connect with Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Most programs on the Landmarks are free with required pre-registration, which closes at 4 p.m. the day prior to each activity. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. No experience is necessary, and all tools and training are provided. Volunteers should bring water, sunscreen, and a light snack. For more information on the Landmarks and stewardship programs, visit LetsGoOutside.org/activities.