Community Events

Past Events

Adopt-A-Channel Clean-Up

Sept 1; Dec 1; Mar 2; June 1// 8-12pm // Laguna Beach Canyon Channel

The Wyland Foundation has partnered with the Orange County Conservation Corps and OC Flood Control to proudly adopt the Laguna Canyon Channel, spanning .86 miles from Canyon Acres Road to Forest Avenue. We are overseeing maintenance to remove graffiti and debris from the channel, keeping any remains from reaching the ocean. We will be hosting a quarterly clean-up, and truly believe that every effort makes a difference.  

Wyland National Art Challenge

Oct 1 - Dec 1, 2017

Take part in the 2017 Wyland National Art Challenge, a nationwide environmental mural, individual art, and photography contest celebrating conservation. The contest begins Oct 1., 2017 and runs through Dec. 1, 2017.

The contest encourages classrooms and students from K-12 to participate by creating murals, artwork, and photographs that highlight environmental awareness.

Visit to find out more about the Art Challenge

Wyland Foundation Fundraiser & Celebration

Nov 12// Dana Point Harbor Yacht Club // 24399 Dana Dr// Dana Point, Ca

As the Wyland Foundation enters our 24th Year we remain dedicated to bringing people together for Clean Water & A Healthy Ocean. Join us for this important evening of supporting Wyland Foundation Programs for environmental education. Mark your calendar and reserve your space early for an incredible evening of delicious food, live musical performances, and Orange County's premiere live and silent auction, featuring painting by world renowned artist Wyland!

Chino Water Basin Water Festival

October 21// 9-2pm// Montclair, Ca

The annual Landscape and Water Conservation Festival at Chino Basin Water Conservation District in Montclair. This free annual family-friendly festival is an opportunity for residents to celebrate and learn more about water wise landscaping and water conservation through free workshops, demonstrations, and resources so they can be successful in achieving a water efficient home and yard.

8th Annual SmartScape Expo

October 14// 8-2pm// 306 3rd St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

This event is free to the public.

The SmartScape Expo promotes the benefits of using California native plants and efficient irrigation techniques in residential and commercial landscape settings. Topics include landscaping workshops, overhead spray-to-drip irrigation conversion kits, water-use efficiency technology & practices, continuing the conservation messaging, and showcasing Laguna Beach organizations that continue to spread the water conservation messaging throughout our community.

Festival of Children

Sept 2-3, 9-10 // South Coast Plaza // Costa Mesa, Ca

Each weekend in September families can participate in more than 100 events and learn about child-focused charitable groups. Activities include arts and crafts, singing and dance performances, and more.

Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

Get water-wise. Make your pledge Apr 1 - 30, 2017.

The Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is a friendly competition between cities locally and across the nation to see who can be the most “water wise.” Mayors nationwide will challenge their residents to conserve water, energy, and other natural resources on behalf of their city through a series of informative, easy-to-use pledges online. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category win. Participants in the winning cities are eligible to win hundreds of prizes. Encourage other residents in your city to take the pledge April 1 - 30, 2017 because the more participation you gain in your town, the more likely you are to win!


Visit April 1 - April 30, 2017 to make your pledge for water conservation!

Earth Month Heroes

Nominate your Earth Month Hero. Apr 1, 2017

This Earth Month, the Wyland Foundation and its environmental education partner Toyota, along with CBS/KCAL, will recognize the great environmental leaders in Los Angeles County, CA and Orange County, CA who are finding innovative ways to share their insights, wisdom and experience for a sustainable, healthy planet.

We welcome you to nominate an environmental leader in your community who you feel is committed to raising environmental awareness. We will be recognizing this Earth Month hero with a cash prize to continue their outreach effort. Last year’s Earth Month Hero Grand Prize Winner was profiled live in studio on KCAL 9.

Deadline to nominate your heroes will be April 1, 2017

For more information visit

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The kids not only get it, they want action. They want to get involved in issues regarding the conservation of clean water and a healthy ocean.