Irvine Ranch Conservancy has collaborated with local landowners, partner organizations and volunteers to develop stewardship programs that provide an array of options for the public to take part in improving the quality of the trails while enjoying the outdoors. From the Second Sundays Restoration Program offered every month at Upper Newport Bay to Collecting Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm, there are numerous opportunities to volunteer on the Landmarks.
National Trails Day is also an opportunity to appreciate the trails that are open daily throughout the Landmarks. Bommer Canyon, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Quail Hill and Santiago Oaks Regional Park are open to the public from 7am to sunset all year long. For a full list of trails and hours, visit LetsGoOutside.org.
To take a pledge and commit to giving back to nature, and to learn more about National Trails Day, visit AmericanHikingSociety.org.
To learn more about activities offered on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, visit LetsGoOutside.org/activities. Most activities are free and open to the public with required pre-registration, which closes at 4 p.m. the day prior to each event.