Saturday, April 22 – 11 am to 1:30 pm

Mark your calendars! We have a great event coming up as we prepare for our 2nd annual EARTH DAY IN THE WOODS.

Earth Day is an internationally recognized annual event celebrated on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environment protection. First held in 1970, Earth Day now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by including the involvement of 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.

EARTH DAY 2022. In collaboration with the global Earth Day Event, last year’s LFII’s Earth Day in the Woods was the first LFII organized such event. It was proposed, planned, and operated by your WRRC along with management and staff. It was organized to shed light on the beauty of this natural LFII asset that is our ‘Woods’ and to promote the mission of the WRRC, which is -“to develop a long-term (20 yrs) plan to ensure the renovation & restoration of the LFII Woods, to include removal of unhealthy trees, creek clean-up & management, planting new trees with diversification of the tree species palette, & creating micro-forests to encourage use & respect of The Woods ecology”- done for the purpose to ensure responsible stewardship of this LFII asset which is on par with the lake and an equal partner in our community name of Lake Forest.

For this 1st Earth Day in the Woods there was the participation of residents, event sponsors and LFII staff to plant over 70 new trees and 250 ground cover plants. All this effort helped to stabilize the hillsides to minimize ongoing erosion issues, to improve the trails and paths of travel, and to enhance the physical and aesthetic qualities of the forests to make it a more attractive environment to be in.

EARTH DAY 2023. This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better. The City of Lake Forest will be partnering with LFII in producing the festivities. Participating sponsors will include EarthCo, Shadetree Nursery, Irvine Ranch Water District, Orange County Bird of Prey Center, and Orange County Vector Control.

Refer to below for more detailed information provided for our 2023 Earth Day in The Woods Celebration.

When. The Celebration will be on Saturday, April 22nd, starting at 11:00 am and going to about 1:30 pm.

Where. The gathering spot will be at the forest’s entrance at the bottom end of Lake Forest Park (next to La Madera Elementary School) off of Serrano Road between Lake Forest Drive and Ridge Route Dr. This location can also be accessed at the bottom of the stairs at the end of Fall Creek Circle or by using the San Diego Creek forest trail from any of its access points north of Toledo.

Scheduled Activities. Scheduled events include tree planting, and education seminar, and a presentation by the OC Bird of Prey Center. In addition, there will be participant booths at which the relevant experts will be available to dispense valuable information and answer your questions. Yet there’s more…food trucks will be there to satisfy dietary and hydration needs, along with face painting, volunteer opportunities, crafts, freebies, and more.

Sponsorship Opportunities. Sponsors are always welcome. Check the accompanying flyer for sponsorship levels and rates. If interested, contact Alisa Woolsey at 949-986-0860 x11 or

Donate a Tree. Tree planning is a major part of the LFII Earth Day festivities. The more trees the better. To help with this effort, there is the opportunity for those so inclined to DONATE A TREE to LFII. Your purchase of this tree to then donate to LFII to be used as part of the Earth Day tree planting program will be greatly appreciated. Details on how to purchase the tree and the cost is available at – Earth Day 23.