OC Parks Cleanup, Maintenance: How You Can Help

Nonnative-plant removal, trash pickup and trail maintenance are among the tasks volunteers can help with.

January offers several chances for volunteers to help preserve, restore and clean up Orange County-run parks:

Jan. 19, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 8-11 a.m.
Laguna Canyon Foundation and O.C. Parks staff will lead a project of nonnative-plant removal and/or planting of native plants.
18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, about  3.5 miles south of I-5/405)
Reservations required; sign up online.
Contact: (949) 497-8324 

Jan. 19, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, 8–11 a.m.
Laguna Canyon Foundation and O.C. Parks staff will join with volunteers in a project of nonnative-plant removal.
28373 Alicia Pkwy., Laguna Niguel, Ranger Headquarters, Gate 1, (from southbound Aliso Creek Road, turn right on Alicia, first right on Awma, left into parking lot)
Reservations required; sign up online.
Contact: (949) 497-8324

Jan. 26, Caspers Wilderness Park, 9-11 a.m.
Volunteers ages 16 and up will work with Caspers park rangers to maintain and brush trails. Bring water, work gloves, sunscreen and sturdy hiking shoes. Rain will cancel the event.
33401 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano
To register, call Cindi Morgan at 949-923-2207 or email cindi.morgan@ocparks.com
Contact: (949) 923-2207, (949) 923-2210

Jan. 26Wieder Regional Park, 9 a.m.-noon
Park staff and volunteer activities could include nonnative-plant removal, trail maintenance and trash cleanup. No experience is necessary; water, snacks and tools are provided. Rain cancels the event.
19251 Seapoint Ave., Huntington Beach
Pre-registration is required. Register at (949) 923-2275, or e-mail unbic@ocparks.com
Contact: (949) 923-2290, (949) 923-2295


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