OC Parks hosts regular hikes and rides along the Agua Chinon trail, led by Irvine Ranch Conservancy staff and docents. You can also join Conservancy staff to participate in habitat restoration work on this beautiful bit of OC Parks open space. Many hikers walking by the restoration areas on their way to The Sinks are able to see the restoration as it progresses, and this personal connection leads them to become more actively involved in the project.
Volunteering brings its own rewards, and helping hands are always welcome during scheduled stewardship activities in Agua Chinon. One very popular series is the “Adopt a Canyon: Agua Chinon” activity. This monthly event allows visitors to get hands-on with habitat restoration, while getting to see the restoration progress over time. No prior experience is needed, and all training and tools are provided. The next activity is Saturday, October 3, and you can click here for more information or to register.
All of these programs are free and require advance registration. More information about age requirements and recommended gear are available in each program’s online description. Visit www.LetsGoOutside.org/activities for a list of all upcoming events.