Visitation and exploration of The Nature Reserve is managed by The Reserve Connection. The Reserve Connection is a public 501(c) (3) non-profit, that serves to provide opportunities to the community to visit and enjoy The Nature Reserve. Through the many hikes, walks, astronomy programs, family events, and volunteer opportunities offered, visitors can discover and learn about the importance of the habitat reserve.

Upcoming Events
FOR PUBLIC

North Ridge/Shady Canyon Hike

$5-$10 | 8 & up | Moderate
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Aug|21|2022-08-21
FOR PUBLIC

Lunch with Laura and Leeta

Free | All Ages
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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residents
Aug|23|2022-08-23
FOR PUBLIC

Volunteer Orientation and Training

Free | 18 and Up
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Aug|24|2022-08-24

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Sep|8|2022-09-08
FOR PUBLIC

Volunteer Orientation and Training

Free | 18 and Up
9:00 AM -10:30 AM

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Sep|10|2022-09-10
FOR PUBLIC

Tarantulas and Other Many-legged Critters of the Night Walk

$5-$10 | 8 & up | Low
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Sep|10|2022-09-10
FOR PUBLIC

Knee High Naturalists: Goodnight, Nature Reserve

Free | 2-5 years | Easy
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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residents
Sep|17|2022-09-17
FOR PUBLIC

Trail Clearing & Weeding

Free | 10 & up | Moderate
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Sep|24|2022-09-24
FOR PUBLIC

Volunteer Orientation and Training

Free | 18 and Up
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Oct|12|2022-10-12
FOR PUBLIC

Trail Clearing & Weeding

Free | 10 & up | Moderate
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Oct|15|2022-10-15
FOR PUBLIC

Volunteer Orientation and Training

Free | 18 and Up
9:00 AM -10:30 AM

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Nov|5|2022-11-05
FOR PUBLIC

Volunteer Orientation and Training

Free | 18 and Up
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Dec|7|2022-12-07

Rancho Mission Viejo Resident Only Events:

  • Some events are exclusively for residents of Rancho Mission Viejo.
  • Registration for these events require proof of a current address in Rancho Mission Viejo.

All Events Specify A Minimum Age For Participation:

  • Six (6) is the minimum age for most Nature Reserve programs.
  • 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 Nature 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.

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