Honoree: Ali Bavafa
Honored by: Irvine Ranch Conservancy
Cause Area: Animals & Environment
If you see a zip of color flashing passed you on the trail, you can bet it’s Ali Bavafa! Whether it is a beginning fitness hike in Weir Canyon or an extreme cardio hike in Fremont Canyon, Ali is traveling along Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks and sharing his love of the trails with others. He can be consistently found on a wide variety of fitness programs, such as the weekly fitness hikes on the Paved Hicks Haul Road, cardio treks to the East and West Sinks viewing decks, and even slowing down for the Slow-Paced fitness hikes. Ali continues his love of outdoor fitness by joining the yoga programs and even stepping up his routine by joining previous Zumba programs. His generous smile and good-natured attitude makes him a joy to chat with as you move along the trails. Ali isn’t just craving the cardio programs, he also lends a supportive role as Farm Steward at the Native Seed Farm, a diligent eye during Fire Watch deployments and a supportive hand as Trail Crew. Irvine Ranch Conservancy appreciates all that Ali has done and continues to do to help protect, restore and enhance the Landmarks for future generations!