Rocky Bruno

Bruno_Rocky.Irvine Ranch Conservancy.jpgHonoree:  Rocky Bruno

Honored by:  Irvine Ranch Conservancy

Cause Area:   Animals & Environment

Rocky Bruno first started logging miles on her boots on Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks when she became a Trail Guide in 2009. She was first introduced to the land through a Tai Chi program by a fellow Irvine Ranch Conservancy volunteer and she hasn’t stopped since. She regularly participates in a variety of programs such as Tuesday morning fitness hikes on the Hicks Haul Road, Mid-Week Hikes in City of Irvine, distance hikes, yoga, tai chi, and is a frequent supporter of Wilderness Access Days. After many years of helping to introduce the public to the land through guided recreational activities, she decided it was time to do more and has recently completed training for the seed farm, land stewardship and for the trail crew.

Additionally, Rocky volunteers with a wide variety of other organizations to continue her passion for the love of the land such as at Crystal Cove State Park and Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. A lifetime goal of Rocky’s is to complete a marathon in every state so you can definitely catch her training and sharing her enthusiasm for the great outdoors on a diverse range of programs. Her proudest accomplishment was when she trekked the 547 mile Camino from the Pyrenees in southern France to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain in 2016. Rocky is a great advocate for the land and its many resources as well as for the Conservancy itself. Thank you for all that you do, Rocky!

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Author: spiritofvolunteerism

OneOC's Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is Orange County's largest and longest running volunteer recognition program, with 1,100 community members filling the Disneyland Hotel's Grand Ballroom every year to celebrate volunteerism.

21 thoughts on “Rocky Bruno”

  1. Rocky,
    Thank you for all you do with the Conservancy as well as all the other organizations in Orange County. Congratulations on the award it is well deserved!

    Dave

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  2. Rocky,

    Thank you for your dedication and support for so many years. You are an amazing ambassador, introducing so many to the land and all the beauty it holds. We appreciate your work with Fire Watch, stewardship, Wilderness Access Days, and on many programs. Your presence is welcoming to the many participants who want to know a little more. You engage them and keep them coming back. We are so happy to honor you.

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  3. Rocky! Trail Crew is lucky to have your experienced and detailed eyes, energizer bunny legs and sweet personality to keep the trails in shape and the group happy. Cheers 🙂

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  4. Rocky thank you for being a volunteer “superstar.” Your enthusiasm towards stewardship is welcoming and love to have you on my programs.

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  5. Thank you Rocky for being such a great inspiration to the rest of us, and for your never wavering enthusiasm. Congratulations on such a well deserved award!

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  6. I know we’ll have another month of 90+ temps and another mountain of seed to clean this season, but I also know that it doesn’t stand a chance against you, Rocky!! Thanks for keeping us all safe and on task!

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  7. Is always so great to hear everything you have accomplished. You are a model to follow. Rocky see you again in our hikes.

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  8. You just keep going and going and going….!!! Endless amounts of energy and continuously going and doing and helping. You inspire me to do more! Congratulations Rocky!

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