January 23, 2018
9:00 AMBirds of Mason Regional Park

Are you able to spot the ducks, geese and grebes in the lakes? Can you hear and see the songbirds on the trees and in the bushes? There may also be shorebirds and hawks at the park!

Come join an OC Parks volunteer and experienced birdwatcher and learn about the birds of William R. Mason Regional Park. While on an easy, half-mile walk around the park, you will be able to see and learn about a variety of birds that visit the park.

Water, sunscreen, a hat and comfortable shoes are recommended. Bring your binoculars to get better views of the birds.

Turn left at the stop sign after the park entrance and park in Parking Lot B. Meet by the Ranger Office.

Rain will cancel event.

Event is FREE. Parking is $3 per vehicle.
January 23, 2018
9:00 AMRestoration Stewardship

Join OC Parks and Laguna Canyon Foundation at one of our habitat restoration stewardship events in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call the canyon their home. Depending on the time of year, volunteers will assist with various stewardship activities, including removal of non-native plants, seed collection, and/or planting of native plants.

  • No experience is necessary and all tools will be provided.
  • Please wear long pants, close toed shoes and sun protection and bring water.
  • Come out and join the team to help restore the wild lands we all enjoy!
  • Big Bend Staging Area (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, approximately 1 miles south of El Toro Rd.).
  • Youth ages 16 and 17 are eligible to volunteer with parent permission.
  • A form is required to be signed by their parent or guardian prior to starting the volunteer activities. Youth under the age of 16 are not eligible to volunteer unless accompanied by an adult or guardian.
  • On line reservations required: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities.
  • Forms available on this webpage as well.
  • For questions, call 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: Free for Keep It Wild volunteers!
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The parking lot will be closed at all times for the duration of the construction period, including weekends. Park users should plan to park at alternative locations. OC Public Works will install an electronic message board at the parking lot entrance two weeks prior to construction to notify park users.

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