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Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
in Orange County

List compiled by the Conservation Committee of Sea & Sage Audubon Society. 
For more information, contact Audubon House at 949-261-7963 or Susan Sheakley at 949-552-5974.



Tree Swallow Nest Box Study at the SJWS (San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary)
Sea & Sage Audubon Society.

Assist naturalist.
Teams to visit 50-100 Tree Swallow nest boxes weekly, record nesting activitiy - nest building, # of eggs, dates of incubation, # of hatchlings, # of fledglings, etc.

Near Audubon House at the SJWS in Irvine  (see above link for directions)

Volunteers  will be needed each week during nesting season from mid March through July. For more info, contact Naturalist Christine Tischer at 714-508-8338 or

Starr Ranch Audubon Sanctuary: Artichoke Thistle Removal Project. Each volunteer day will include a briefing on project, moderate hike to work site, about 3 hours spent lopping the tops off the thistles with a hoe. Equipment will be provided.

Audubon CA Starr  Ranch Sanctuary near Rancho Santa Margarita.
(see above link for directions)


Call Starr Ranch for info at 949-858-0131 about the next work date.


Call Starr Ranch at 949-858-0131 to volunteer for this project.

Bolsa Chica Conservancy Monthly Service Day Various activities, may include weeding or planting native plants.

Meet at the walk bridge by the main parking lot of Bolsa Chica, off PCH, in Huntington Beach.
(See link for directions)
Last  Saturday of each month, 9:00 am to 12 noon. For more info, contact Kati Patoni at 714-846-1114.

Orange County Reg. Parks have an ongoing need for volunteer help & often schedule specific events. Various activities may include planting native plants, weeding, building trails, etc.

Any Orange County Reg. Park, such as Wm. R. Mason Reg. Park or Irvine Reg. Park (check listings for others) As scheduled. For more info, contact Joanne Simkins, OCHBP Volunteer Coordinator, at 714-771-6731, or check with the ranger at the park of your choice. Contact them for more details and see if they have a calendar of volunteer events.
Environmental Nature Center (ENC) Scheduled Work Days;  (Senior Projects & Scout Projects welcome).  Variety of activities, call ENC for more info.

ENC is located at 1601 - 16th Street in Newport Beach.
(see above link for directions)

By appointment or as scheduled.

Contact Celeste Dennerline at
949-645-8489 for more info.

Check with ENC to find out when work days are scheduled and what kind of projects are available.

Sea & Sage Audubon Society
PO Box 5447 • Irvine, CA 92616 • 949-261-7963