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Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks gets involved in the community in numerous ways. Here is the listing of a few events and activities we are hosting or participating in.

The 32nd Annual Great American Write-In

Saturday, March 18th
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Delhi Community Center (505 E. Central Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92707)
This free event is offered to the public every year to provide attendees with the means to influence policy decisions by writing letters to their legislators. It’s also a great opportunity for participants – and especially students – to experience first-hand what informed citizen involvement in government is all about.  This year, 60 different organizations will be participating. Download the event flyer.

Sunday, March 26th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
San Mateo Campground at San Onofre State Beach (830 Cristianitos Rd, San Clemente, CA 92672)
Join Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks at this all day free admission event at San Onofre State Beach hosted by the San Onofre Parks Foundation.  The event focus is a Native American Gathering with singers, dancers, basket weaver demonstrations, storytellers, speakers, flute performers, and more. Download the event flyer.

Tidepooling
Saturday, March 25th

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Little Corona (Corner of Ocean Blvd. and Poppy St., Corona Del Mar 92625)
Register Now ButtonJoin Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks on this free Tidepooling at Little Corona Hike.On this coastal adventure you’ll see the interface of land and sea. Orange County is home to some of the finest tide pools, and Little Corona won’t disappoint. This walk down a paved road culminates in a tidepooling experience that includes discussion on how these special coastal areas are protected throughout California and why. And, not to mention you’ll see some really cool sea critters! Registration required. Go to Eventbrite to register.

Earth Day
Saturday, April 22nd
Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center (2301 University Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660)
Join Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Park and many other non-profits to celebrate Earth Day at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center. Hosted by Newport Bay Conservancy and OC Parks, the fun, family friendly and free event runs from 10 AM – 3 PM on Saturday, April 22nd. Some of the activities include: Environmental Exhibits, Scavenger Hunt, Live Entertainment, Science Discovery and Craft Booths, Live Animal Presentations, Arts and Crafts, Rain Barrel Distribution, Bring $ for Food Trucks and an Opportunity Drawing! Download the event flyer.

Redwoods Stroll
Saturday, May 6th
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Carbon Canyon Regional Park
(4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea, CA 92823)
Register Now ButtonJoin Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks on this free Redwoods Stroll at Carbon Canyon Regional Park. Did you know that there is a three acre stand of coastal redwoods in North Orange County? This easy, flat hike within Carbon Canyon Regional Park will offer visitors a glimpse into the coastal sage scrub and chaparral habitats found in many of our foothill areas with the final destination of the famous redwood grove. Experience the cool air, shady and damp environment beneath these giant trees.Go to Eventbrite to register.

Nature Walk
Saturday, June 3rd
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
William R. Mason Regional Park
(18712 University Dr., Irvine CA 92612)
Register Now ButtonJoin Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks on this free Nature Walk at William R. Mason Regional Park. Not many people have taken the time to check out this 339 acre park located in Irvine. Mason Park has a little bit of everything. The nine acre lake is utilized by both birds and model sailboat enthusiasts. Ample paved walking paths meander through the park. A fitness course, playgrounds, volleyball court, and ball fields are available. Picnic shelters are available for group visits. On this hike, attendees will enjoy a portion of the 123 acre wilderness. Go to Eventbrite to register.

Wetlands Walk
Saturday, July 22nd
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve (3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92649)
Register Now ButtonJoin Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks on this free Wetlands Walk at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve. One of the crown jewels of Orange County’s coastal environment is the Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve. The Preserve includes easily accessible trails, several scenic overlooks, cool ocean breezes, and a vast numbers of birds which all combine for an exceptional outdoor experience. An interpretive center in the north parking lot and free docent-led tours provided each month give opportunity for a well-rounded education of Bolsa Chica. Consider a hike at this beautiful ocean destination.Go to Eventbrite to register.