SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO : Volunteers Needed for Trail-Building

With the recent spate of storms tearing up parks throughout the county, a private, nonprofit land conservancy is asking volunteers to lend a shovel to help build trails today.

Tools and training will be provided by the Rancho Mission Viejo Land Conservancy, which runs a 1,200-acre wilderness preserve about five miles east of San Juan Capistrano.

Volunteers will meet at Cristianitos Road and Ortega Highway at 8:30 a.m. and work until 1 p.m. Workers should bring lunch and water.

The conservancy runs tours of the wilderness park several times a month.

The program includes nature walks and equestrian rides. Special outings for private groups and schools can also be arranged.

Each month, the group also has an astronomy night.

For more information about the group and events, call (714) 489-9778.

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