EVENTS - PROGRAMS - PROJECTS
OC Habitats (OCH) hosts a variety of events throughout the year. These events include guided bird tours, guided habitat hikes in various OC locations, MPA hikes in our Crystal Cove MPA, local habitat restorations, and our discussion series, Coffee & Conservation. 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, at your desk or under fluorescent lights.
We try plan our events about two months out but sometimes create a new opportunity spontaneously. We partner with several other organizations and may share events that align with our mission and goals of habitat conservation and species preservation.
Check out our events and sign up today!
Dear Friends of OCH,
February 20, 2023
OC Habitats continues to follow recommended CDC guidelines as related to the COVID pandemic and other infectious or airborne diseases or viruses. Since the beginning, we have been able to safely host events outdoors and indoors with appropriate precautions. In order to continue on this path, we ask that all volunteers and participants of OCH events/activities follow CDC guidelines to ensure their own health and safety as well as others. We kindly request that all participants have a face mask on hand, wash hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, and that they attend all events in good health. As much as we want to see you, we want you to be safe and healthy even more! Please stay home if you are feeling under the weather or have been directly exposed to Covid or other infectious diseases. Thank you.
~ OC Habitats
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 Tours and clean-ups in our local habitats. We can host a restoration and cleanup event at one of our local restoration sites or take you on a guided hike in a specified habitat (coastal sage scrub, chaparral, grasslands, riparian, wetlands, and more). During these events we will learn about the habitat and do a clean-up as we go. This is great for schools and corporations that are seeking volunteer opportunities.
MARINE PROTECTED AREA HIKES
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. Participants must be 16 years or older or 10 year and older with a parent/guardian.
TEAM BUILDING and CELEBRATIONS
There are a variety of ways to connect with your co-workers, board members, and teammates and OC Habitats is happy to support an alternate experience by providing a tide pool exploration or hike for your team.
We also provide events for celebrations such as birthday parties for children and adults alike. If you want to do something different and support your local ecosystems and nonprofits, email us at OCH@ochabitats.org