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Phone: 949-509-4787
PO BOX 6539
Irvine
California 92612-6539
USA
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Target demographics: Everyone 0-150 years of age!

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assist Back to Natives in restoring Coastal Sage Scrub to 24 acres of habitat in Santiago Creek Nature Reserve in Santa Ana! We meet at the park once a month(the last Saturday of every month) to monitor the habitat, remove weeds, plant native plants, and seed with native plant seed.

Geographic areas served: Orange County and beyond

Programs: Environmental Education programs which include Traveling Naturalists for grades K-8, Scout programs and Home School edcuation facilitation based on state science and social science standards.

Habitat Restoration projects in the Cleveland National Forest, on County of Orange OC Parks land, City of Santa Ana park sites and other land managers within Southern California.

Sustainable living classes including ediable landscapes, organic gardening, composting, nutrition core classes, permiculture and native plant landscape design and native plant propagation workshops.

Healthy lifestyle classes including Core Nutrition training, Pilates and Boot Camp series physical fitness courses.

Native Plant Landscape design for residential and commerical properties including the First LEED Platinum home in Orange County!

Mission:
to encourage and actively participate in the restoration and conservation of Orange County and California Wildlands through education and restoration programs featuring native plants and biodiversity as a centralizing theme.
Results:
Our Jeronimo Creek project in Mission Viejo, in Partnership with Earth Resource Foundation, was signed off by California Department of Fish and Game this past summer as a success! 5 years of hard work with thousands of volunteers shows that the Community can and will restore habitat for native animals and help clean the water for ourselves!

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09/27/14
I never thought removing invasive species and replacing them with native plants could be so much fun! Everyone is friendly and the cause is so important and worth your time. Back to Natives is the best organization to volunteer or donate money to... more »
BTN has taught me much about plants, animals, watershed, ecosystem, and human effects on all of this.......especially in Orange County. Opportunities to learn and help occur on the top of a mountain, in the creek bed, in The Nursery, at fun(d) raisers, or in real, honest-to-goodness botany classes ... more »
07/06/14
Really great organization. The restoration training was very thorough. Other restoration events, like Earth Day have also been very productive... more »
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