Donate to the Bay this Holiday Season


In 1963, “No Trespassing” signs were placed at the Upper Newport Bay. Construction was to begin on residential development and channelization for new, private marinas. Imagine what the Ecological Reserve would look like today if the Friends of Newport Bay had not banded together to save the Bay from development. Neither this sheltered estuary rich with marine life, nor the great diversity of indigenous plants and wildlife species we enjoy would be present. Gone would be our healthy rest stop for thousands of migrating and nesting birds. The trails available for the public to enjoy bicycling, hiking and horseback riding, as well as the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center or Back Bay Science Center would not exist.

Supporting the Conservancy will help continue our mission to preserve and protect the Bay. Your donation will:

  • HELP us instill a love of nature through field trips for over 3,ooo K-college students,
  • SUPPORT outreach events including Earth Day and Coastal Cleanup Day, and
  • ALLOW us to continue offering nature walks, pre-school story times, naturalist-led kayak tours, symposia on crucial environmental topics, development of new exhibits, removal of invasive plants, restoration of native plants, and research on projects that affect and protect the Bay.

Your donation makes a difference, and we thank you for your generosity. DONATE TODAY.



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