Past OCH Intern (2020-2021)

The OC Habitats internship program gave me the experience I needed for a great career after college. I had the opportunity to hone my skills and apply everything I learned in the classroom within a real working environment. As a public relations major, I developed marketing materials, planned a fundraising campaign, wrote multiple grants, managed social media accounts, and more. All of this was key to landing a great job just a few months after graduation. If you are looking for a great organization and cause, I highly recommend OCH as an excellent place to intern and volunteer!



December 3rd, 2019

Its #givingtuesday and today I want to highlight a wonderful organization that I am proud to be a part of. @ochabitats is a nonprofit that aids in the conservation of local habitats and species through surveying wildlife, as well as education and outreach.
If you are considering donating to a good cause on Giving Tuesday, please consider OC Habitats.

Photo and Written by Devon Owhiler

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Restoration at William Harding Nature Trail

December 1st, 2019

Ever wonder how the home of America cinema got its name? We can thank that to a little shrub called the Toyon. Toyon was mistaken for a bush called Christmas Holly. Ahem, Hollywood. Toyon, a native plant of western California is growing all over Hollywood and Irvine Regional Park in the city of Orange. A small team of Deutsche Bank employees participated in the OC Habitats restoration at William Harding nature trail on December 1st, 2019.

Sunday morning. 8am, team DB was there. Along with 20 volunteers and 2 park rangers, we pulled weeds, dug holes, and cleaned up the trail. The work was hard, but very satisfying. The trail looked magnificent! The park rangers told us about the holly story and about wild mustard greens growing in the area, an invasive plant that terrorizes the ecosystem. The rangers were very knowledgeable and shared lots of information with us.

Thank you Alice for putting together this great event! It was fun to learn about Hollywood and to learn I have been eating invasive weeds otherwise known as mustard weed.

photos and written by Sammi Mckoy



December 3rd, 2019

It's that time of the year again and I'm so glad to be a part of something bigger than myself. This year I chose OC Habitats. 

Photo and Written by Sheen Sidhu


HOLLY K. (Mom of Dezmond and Dyson) - OCTOBER 2018

I absolutely loved the class, as did my boys. They struggle with attention, with age and personality, but the staff was so incredibly engaging and patient. I am so grateful for the content and the passion of the teachers, as well as how much they seem to care and engage with the kids in a dialogue that’s super conducive to learning as well as just being such a memorable experience.  It went so well. I hope this works as I was sent the PDF and filled it out on my iPhone.


Thank you!


OCH Habitat Monitor and Grant Researcher (2018-2020)


OC Habitats is an amazing non-profit organization that gave me the experience and knowledge I needed to move forward with my career in biology. This organization does what it takes to help interns/volunteers learn the skills they need to reach their goals. Between the habitat monitoring, education, and outreach programs, those that are involved are dedicated and care about the work they do. The founder, Stacey, is truly an inspiration and the reason for all the reverence this organization receives.