Dear Friends of OCH,

March 1, 2021

As we continue to work through the current COVID-19 pandemic we are adhering to federal, state, and local requirements on social distancing.  Currently we are only doing volunteer monitor training and small restoration projects in person while all other work is virtual.  As restrictions are lifted and it is safe for us to gather in larger groups we will resume our outreach, education, and restoration programs.  If you are interested in being notified of upcoming events, join our mailing list. 

~ OC Habitats


OC Habitats (OCH) hosts a variety of events throughout the year.  These events range from bird lecture series to MPA hikes in the Crystal Cove MPA.  Most of our offerings are outdoors, in nature.  You will find this a refreshing change from your everyday routine of work, school, or everyday life that keeps you indoors and under fluorescent lights. 


We plan our events about 3 months out and are always open to suggestions.  We also partner with many other organizations and like to share their events that align with our mission and goals of habitat conservation and species preservation. 

Check out our events and sign up today!



OC Habitats schedules monlty restoration projects around Orange County with a variety of different partners such as Huntington Beach Wetlands Conserancy, Project Grow, and OC Parks.  We are open to all volunteers, 12 and older, and especially like groups from corporations, clubs, and sports teams. We will sign for high school volunteer hours, so bring your paperwork.  




Tidepool Exploration Hikes are for the whole family, any age. We explore the local tidepools in various locations in Orange Co., such as Little Corona and Laguna Beach. We require that all participants wear non-slip shoes and a sense of adventure.





OCH offers a Habitat Tour and Clean-up to small groups (30 or less).  We will tour you around the specified habitat (beach, riparian, park, etc) and will do a clean-up as we go.  This is great for schools and corporations that need to meet volunteer and community goals. 


OCH has initiated guided hike series. We explore a variety of habitats within Orange County where we will explore beautiful regions in the area, learn about plants and animals that use the area, and even learn about some edible and medicinal plants.



Marine Protected Area (MPA) Hike is a beautiful hike that begins at Little Corona Beach, heads southeast to Crystal Cove, and ends back at Little Corona Beach.  This is a tide and weather-dependent hike.  OCH requires all participants to be in good health, able to walk over slippery and rough rocks for up to 3 miles, wear closed-toed athletic shoes, and bring their own water and snacks.  Our hikes are led by an experienced guide with knowledge of hiking and the marine habitat.  All participants must be 16 years and older.


OCH does a variety or events via Google Meet. Click the link below to see our previous live streams and other video content!



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  • Green New Year’s Resolution – Jan. 1 (a made up holiday, but why not participate?) 

  • World Wetlands Day – Feb. 2

  • World Sparrow Day – March 20

  • World Forestry Day – March 21

  • World Water Day – March 22

  • World Meteorological Day – March 23

  • Earth Hour – Last Saturday of March

  • Earth Day – April 22

  • Chemists Celebrate Earth Day – April 22

  • Arbor Day – Last Friday in April (each state also has its own observation based on best tree planting time)

  • Green Up Day – first Saturday of May in Vermont

  • International Migratory Bird Day – Second Saturday in May in the U.S. and Canada

  • Greenery Day – May 4 in Japan (previously April 29)

  • International Day for Biological Diversity (World Biodiversity Day) – May 22

  • Bike-to-Work Day – Third Friday in May

  • National Trails Day – First Saturday in June

  • World Environment Day – June 5

  • World Oceans Day – June 8

  • Global Wind Day – June 15

  • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought – June 17

  • World Population Day – July 11

  • International Tiger Day – July 29

  • National Wildlife Day – Sept. 4

  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer – Sept. 16

  • Coastal Clean Up Day & Clean Up the World Weekend – Third weekend in September

  • Zero Emissions Day – Sept. 21

  • International Day of Peace – Sept. 21

  • World Car Free Day – Sept. 22

  • World Rivers Day – Every last Sunday in September

  • World Habitat Day – First Monday in October

  • World Vegetarian Day – Oct. 1

  • World Animal Day – Oct. 4

  • International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction – Second Wednesday in October

  • World Planting Day – Oct. 22

  • International Day of Climate Action – Oct. 24

  • World Vegan Day – Nov. 1

  • International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict – Nov. 6

  • America Recycles Day – Nov. 15(ish)

  • World Soil Day – Dec. 5

  • International Mountain Day – Dec. 11  




15333 Culver Drive, Suite 340-763, Irvine, CA


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EIN # 82-2478090

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 OC Habitats does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.  OC Habitats has no religious or political affiliations.  All photos provided with permission of photographers: ©RossGriswold.2020, ©S. Chartier-Grable.2020, @BillHalladay.2018, and @DannyRivas.2018. All Rights Reserved.