Community Partners

Community Partners

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Achieving More. Together.

As a service to our customers we feature a calendar of IRWD and community events on our site. Events or activities of community-wide interest may be included in the community calendar. We reserve the right to edit submissions and include only those items of most interest to the public. If your group has an event you would like to include, please submit written information, including event date, time, place, contact person's name and telephone number. Mail your request to IRWD, Public Affairs Department, P.O. Box 57000, Irvine, California 92619-7000, FAX to (949) 453-1327 or e-mail your request to info@irwd.com.

We commend the following partners for their ongoing contributions to the enrichment and well-being of the communities within the IRWD service area:


Assistance League of Irvine
Assistance League of Irvine

The ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF IRVINE is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to providing programs and services that will enrich and improve the quality of life in Irvine. For full details visit the National Assistance League's website or call (949) 798-5020.

Back to Natives Restoration
Back to Natives Restoration

BACK TO NATIVES RESTORATION is a non-profit, volunteer organinzation for those interested in the restoration and conservation of Orange County's wildlands. Back to Natives assists in the recovery of Orange County's biodiversity through the restoration of open spaces, and the development of habitat gardens. The organization also educates student and community members about the importantance of native plant and biodiversity. For full details, call (949) 509-4787 or visit Back to Natives Restoration online.

Families Forward
Families Forward

Serving the community since 1984, Families Forward's mission is to help families in need achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through housing, counseling, education and other support services. Help support these families through financial donations as well as food donations. Grocery and gas gift cards are also needed. Donations can be brought to Families Forward office Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm or Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families Forward offices are located at 8 Thoms in Irvine, between Alton and Bake, off Muirlands. For further information about how you can help, visit www.families-forward.org or call (949) 552-2727.

Inside the Outdoors
Inside the Outdoors

INSIDE THE OUTDOORS, a leader in hands-on science and social studies programs since 1974, is a unique environmental education program administered by the Orange County Department of Education. Their mission is to empower students, teachers, parents and the community to explore natural areas and expand their knowledge of the outdoors. The curriculum created for Inside the Outdoors' programs is aligned with California Science and Social Science standards and allows students to interact with these concepts in a real-world setting. For details visit Inside the Outdoors online or call (714) 708-3885.

Irvine Fine Arts Center
Irvine Fine Arts Center

The mission of the Irvine Fine Art Center, located at 14321 Yale Avenue, Irvine 92604, is to build community awareness of the value and function of the arts in our culture. Irvine Fine Arts Center accomplishes this by encouraging public participation in quality and diverse creative activities in an inteactive art environment. For full details visit Irvine Fine Arts Center online or call (949) 724-6880.

The Irvine Museum
The Irvine Museum

Dedicated to the preservation and display of California art of the Impressionist Period (1890-1930), The Irvine Museum is embracing a principal role in the education and furtherance of this beautiful and important regional variant of American Impressionism that has come to be associated with California and its remarkable landscape. The Irvine Museum invites you to share this experience and to enjoy the splendor and power of art as it relates directly to our beloved California. The Irvine Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 18881 Von Karman Ave., Suite 100, Irvine CA 92612. For more details visit www.irvinemuseum.org or call (949) 476-0294.

Leadership Tomorrow
Leadership Tomorrow

LEADERSHIP TOMORROW is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand knowledge, empower citizens and promote community involvement through an education program in civic awareness and leadership. Find out more by visiting www.leadershiptomorrow.org or by calling (949) 729-4411.

Master Gardeners of Orange County
Master Gardeners of Orange County

The number one priority of Master Gardeners of Orange County is to provide residents of Orange County with up-to-date, practical and sound gardening advice that they can use. Master Gardeners of Orange County also has the capacity to assist local residents through their hotline, via an email inquiry at holine@uccemg.com or by phone (voicemail) at (714) 708-1646.

Newport Bay Conservancy
Newport Bay Conservancy

NEWPORT BAY CONSERVANCY is a volunteer-driven, community-based organization and non-profit corporation dedicated to: preserving and restoring the ecosystems of Upper Newport Bay educating the public about the ecological value of the Bay and its watershed and helping ensure compatible public use. To book a tour, please call (949) 923-2269.

Orange County Coastkeeper
Orange County Coastkeeper

ORANGE COUNTY COASTKEEPER is a non-profit environmental organization working to protect and preserve the local coastal marine environment and watershed. CoastKeeper needs your help and monetary contributions to continue its work! To volunteer or donate to CoastKeeper, call (949) 723-5424 or visit www.coastkeeper.org

Sea and Sage Audubon
Sea and Sage Audubon

An Orange County chapter of the National Audubon Society, Sea & Sage Audubon is a Leader in creating an understanding of nature in Orange County through conservation, research and environmental education programs for children and adults. This is accomplished with classes, publications, and volunteer opportunities. For more information visit For more information visit http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/ or call the Audubon House at (949) 261-7963.

Shadetree Partnership
Shadetree Partnership

Shadetree Partnership is a volunteer organization that promotes more liveable communities through the planting and stewardship of shade trees. Shadetree Partnership sponsors volunteer events at its nursery on Anteater Drive on the University of California, Irvine campus. Details for each event will be posted on http://www.shadetreepartnership.org, where volunteers may register online for future Shadetree Partnership events. For more information call (949) 453-5312.

Stop and Swap Program
Stop and Swap Program

Created by The Irvine Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centerrece this program is designed to help the county reduce its cost of disposing of materials which cannot be safely disposed of with regular trash, such as paint, batteries, pesticides, pool chemicals, etc. Stop and Swap now allows residents to pick up usable materials which other residents have dropped off. "Swapping" helps residents reduce and reuse materials, helping to keep landfills, and ultimately our water supplies, free of hazardous wastes. For more information call (714) 834-6752.

Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International

The general public is invited to visit a meeting or join the Toastmasters International "Water Meeters" Club #6492. Meetings take place on Turesday mornings 7 to 8 a.m. at the offices of Irvine Ranch Water DIstrict, located at 15600 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CS 92618. For more details call Debbie Kanoff at (949) 453-5876.

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

TUCKER WILDLIFE SANCTUARY is a 12-acre non-profit nature reserve located in the heart of Modjeska Canyon adjacent to the Cleveland National Forest. Located at 29322 Modjeska Canyon Road, Modjeska Canyon, CA 92676. For more information visit www.tuckerwildlife.org or call (714) 649-2760.

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