Calendar

Programs are open to the general public, groups, & Reserve supporters.

All events specify a minimum age for participation.

  • Eight (8) is the minimum age for most Reserve events.
  • Some events require participants to be ages 12 & up.
  • FAMILY events welcome children aged 6 & up.
  • Refer to specific event listing for details.
  • Be sure to review our age limit policy.

Pre-registration required for all programs.

  • Contact us for large groups or to arrange a special group outing.
  • Your registration enables us to contact you about program changes or cancellations. Please see our policy on Cancellations and Refunds.
  • All visitors to The Reserve must present a signed release waiver upon entry to the property. Families may submit a single form, as long as all entrants are identified on the form. Waivers are also available at the event.

Winter in the Wild Family Walk, 9:00am - 10:30am

Get wild this winter with a family walk in the woods. Winter on The Reserve means that new life is popping up everywhere.  We'll look for mushrooms pushing up out of the ground and wildflowers just beginning to bloom. We'll also be on the lookout for animals like deer and wintering birds.

Interpretation Level: Medium
Difficulty Level:  Easy
Ages: 6 and up

IMPORTANT Registration and Safety Precautions:
- Masks/face coverings required to have with you all times and must be worn if within 6 feet of others who are not in the same household. Mask requirement is for ages 2 and up.
- Physical distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained from those not in the same household.
- Participants must sign a release waiver.

Please note: participants must be registered or on the wait list by 4:00 pm on Friday, December 11.

When: December 13, 2020, 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 0

Winter in the Wild Family Walk, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Get wild this winter with a family walk in the woods. Winter on The Reserve means that new life is popping up everywhere.  We'll look for mushrooms pushing up out of the ground and wildflowers just beginning to bloom. We'll also be on the lookout for animals like deer and wintering birds.

Interpretation Level: Medium
Difficulty Level:  Easy
Ages: 6 and up

IMPORTANT Registration and Safety Precautions:
- Masks/face coverings required to have with you all times and must be worn if within 6 feet of others who are not in the same household. Mask requirement is for ages 2 and up.
- Physical distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained from those not in the same household.
- Participants must sign a release waiver.

Please note: participants must be registered or on the wait list by 4:00 pm on Friday, December 11.

When: December 13, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 0

Saturday Trail Clearing and Weeding

Volunteer to spend a few hours in beautiful surroundings helping make The Reserve trails accessible to our visitors. Join the crew dedicated to protecting our native ecosystems by maintaining trails and eliminating weeds. Volunteer efforts make an impact! (BRING: Work gloves if you have them).

A confirmation email will provide details of safety precautions relating to COVID.

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Ages: 10 and up

Please note: participants must be registered by 4:00 pm on Friday, January 8th.

When: January 9, 2021, 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 9
  • Volunteers: Free
RSVP

Remote Volunteer Orientation and Training

Please join us for a Learn from Home Volunteer Orientation and Training!

After you register we will send you an invitation and link to join us for a Zoom format meeting.

This fun and informational orientation is the first step in joining us as an official Reserve Volunteer. Learn about The Reserve's history, philosophy and mission, as well as skills for working with the public.

CERTIFIED RESERVE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM:
This training is the first step in becoming a Certified Reserve Volunteer.  Certified Reserve Volunteers are specially trained volunteers that lead and co-lead Reserve programs.

 Ages: Adult, 18 and older

Thank you for expressing interest in volunteering for The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo.

When: January 20, 2021, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Online Training
Information: Available Spaces: 10
  • Volunteer: Free
RSVP

Saturday Trail Clearing and Weeding

Volunteer to spend a few hours in beautiful surroundings helping make The Reserve trails accessible to our visitors. Join the crew dedicated to protecting our native ecosystems by maintaining trails and eliminating weeds. Volunteer efforts make an impact! (BRING: Work gloves if you have them).

A confirmation email will provide details of safety precautions relating to COVID.

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Ages: 10 and up

Please note: participants must be registered by 4:00 pm on Friday, Feb. 12th.

When: February 13, 2021, 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 9
  • Volunteers: Free
RSVP

Saturday Trail Clearing and Weeding

Volunteer to spend a few hours in beautiful surroundings helping make The Reserve trails accessible to our visitors. Join the crew dedicated to protecting our native ecosystems by maintaining trails and eliminating weeds. Volunteer efforts make an impact! (BRING: Work gloves if you have them).

A confirmation email will provide details of safety precautions relating to COVID.

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Ages: 10 and up

Please note: participants must be registered by 4:00 pm on Friday, Feb. 23rd.

When: February 24, 2021, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 9
  • Volunteers: Free
RSVP

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