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Target at Irvine!

July 30, 2016 - Irvine Volunteers

This July, two volunteers from Target Westminster visited Irvine for an afternoon of volunteering! Laura and Cece worked on some of the final touches for our eastern screech owl’s new mew. Currently, the screech owl resides in Irvine’s main aviary. However, as a cavity rooster, the owl spends the majority of the day cozied up… Read more »

BGE Volunteer Day at Irvine!

July 21, 2016 - Irvine Volunteers

This July, 13 employees from BGE joined Irvine for a morning of volunteer service. The team worked on several different projects, ranging from manual labor to arts and crafts! First, the team mulched the Outdoor Classroom. They put a thick layer of mulch below trees, logs, balance beam, or any other fun “jump-off” points! The… Read more »

BB&T Lighthouse Project

July 16, 2016 - Irvine Volunteers

BB&T’s Lighthouse Project provides corporate support to nonprofits through financial donations and the volunteer service of their associates. This spring, hard-working associates from BB&T completed a Lighthouse Project at Irvine. Irvine hosts dozens of camp outs each year, between grant-funded camping, Summer Nature Camp, and school and scout programs. Additionally, our campsite can be rented… Read more »

T. Rowe Price at Irvine!

June 29, 2016 - Irvine Volunteers

T. Rowe Price, a longtime corporate partner of Irvine (we even have a room named after them!) visits Irvine several times each year to volunteer. This June, 10 employees came out at the perfect time – right between our Endowment Celebration Dinner and Nature Preschool Conference. We had only one day to breakdown from the… Read more »

Apex Tool Group’s Volunteer Day

June 23, 2016 - Irvine Volunteers

This June, 23 employees from Apex Tool Group visited Irvine for their first annual Week of Service! The team worked on several projects throughout the day including invasive plant removal and set up for Irvine’s endowment celebration dinner. First, we got to work pulling invasive plants, focusing on garlic mustard, Canada thistle, and mile-a-minute. The… Read more »

Target at Irvine!

June 17, 2016 - Irvine Volunteers

This May, Molly, Laura, and TJ from Westminster Target visited Irvine for an afternoon of volunteering. The three worked on mulching a hillside next to our building. The area was a narrow strip on a steep slope – and it was incredibly tricky to mow! In addition, the space wasn’t serving much of a purpose,… Read more »

Towson Volunteers!

May 4, 2016 - Irvine Volunteers

Have you seen this beautiful plant flowering alongside roads, in your backyard, or maybe even at Irvine? Did you know that it can be eaten in a salad, cooked into pesto, or steamed like spinach? Sounds great, right? Wrong! Meet garlic mustard! This aggressively invasive plant was first introduced by European settlers as a food… Read more »