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Irvine Ranch Conservancy Volunteers Recognized at the 2021 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards

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IRC volunteer assists at the Native Seed Farm
​Every spring, OneOC honors volunteers throughout Orange County with the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards. This year’s 45th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards was presented virtually on April 29, where local organizations and volunteers could tune-in and participate in the ceremony from home. The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is the oldest awards program in Orange County, recognizing and celebrating the major involvement of community volunteers, groups and corporations.
 
This year, Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s group of dedicated volunteers were recognized in the GROW category, which honors organizations that strive to protect the environment, wildlife and animals. IRC volunteers are an integral part of the work that is done throughout the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. We are beyond grateful for their continued support through donations, leading community activities, diligently fulfilling patrols, picking up litter, grooming and keeping up trails, checking wildlife monitoring cameras, caring for native flora and fauna, and so much more. 

PictureIRC volunteers plant native species

The past year has been unlike any other, and here at Irvine Ranch Conservancy, we are so thankful for our volunteers who continue to support the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. As a community, we have faced various challenges including fire, drought, and urban growth, as well as personal challenges. Irvine Ranch Conservancy staff chose to honor our entire group of volunteers for the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards, as they continue to support native wildlands and the IRC mission.

​Thanks to the efforts of Irvine Ranch Conservancy volunteers, nature lovers of all ages are able to continue to enjoy the natural beauty of the Landmarks! For more information about volunteering with Irvine Ranch Conservancy and on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks visit LetsGoOutside.org/volunteer.