Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Irvine Ranch plans Natural Landmarks Celebration

Here, is some information about the upcoming Irvine Ranch Inaugural OC Parks Wilderness Celebration this weekend. (Image above is provided by OC Parks). It looks like it will be a fun event. Not sure if either Ashley or I will be able to attend. I know I won't be able to attend as I have the California Bar Examination next week. 
OC Parks and the Irvine Ranch Conservancy welcome the public to attend the inaugural OC Parks Wilderness Celebration in the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks on Saturday, July 23. Join Chairman Bill Campbell, Supervisor, Third District, and Vice Chairman John M. W. Moorlach, Second District, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the 20,000-acre gift of land donated by the Irvine Company to the County for preservation and recreation. 
Nearly 40,000 acres of open space on the Irvine Ranch have been designated as a natural landmark by both the state of California and the U.S. Department of Interior. The public can experience self-guided hiking and biking in the Red Rocks area of Black Star Canyon. Naturalist-led hikes will also be available. 
Guests can explore the sandstone cliffs, sweeping vistas of Irvine Lake as well as diverse sage scrub, chaparral habitats and exotic plant and animal species. Event partners will be on-site with promotional booths. The event is free, open to the public. Families and children are welcome. 
Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information, including directions, call 714-973-6865 or go to irlandmarks.org

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