February 20, 2020
4:30 PMSunset Stroll: Black Star CanyonCome for a relaxing sunset stroll in the wildlands of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. Experience the sights and sounds as dusk settles in while learning about the native plants and animals. We will be walking at a leisurely pace of 1.5 mph for an hour and a half on trails with little to no elevation gain. Please wear sturdy shoes, comfortable clothing, and be prepared for the cooler evening temperatures. Don’t forget to bring water, a flashlight, and binoculars if you choose. Ages 16 and up; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.
February 21, 2020
8:00 AMBetter Birding Basics: Raptors and Other Soaring BirdsThis is the time of year when raptors think about romance — they pair up and display to their partners. We will be observing all birds on this walk, but pay special attention to the ones we see soaring. Please wear sturdy shoes suitable for hiking, along with sun protection such as a hat and sunscreen. Bring your binoculars, or borrow ours. Ages 12 and up; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.
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February 11, 2020  2020 Winter/Spring Scholastic Surfing ScheduleCapistrano Unified School District conducts surfing classes for students at Salt Creek Beach throughout the school year. The beach remains open to the public during these times. Please see the link below for days and times the beach may be affected. ( View PDF )

February 4, 2020  OC Parks Top 3: Scenic SpotsOC Parks includes more than 60,000 acres of parks, historical and coastal landmarks, and open space that are full of breath-taking views and hidden gems. Grab your camera and come out to explore these landmarks.

Here are our top 3 picturesque photo spots throughout OC Parks, and how to get there. Watch our video for more information.
January 22, 2020  Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park Now OpenWhiting Ranch Wilderness Park reopened Wednesday after California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials completed their investigation into a mountain lion incident that took place the evening of Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
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