Gift of Giving

ridgway-railConnecting people to nature has been at the heart of the Newport Bay Conservancy since we were founded almost 50 years ago.  Yes, our Mission is to “Protect and Preserve Upper Newport Bay,” but more than that, we actively encourage and inspire our neighbors and visitors to get out and explore the reserve and to grow a love of nature.

walkOur dedicated, volunteer naturalists donated 12,000 hours of their time this year.  You see them around the Bay removing invasive plants and replacing them with native plants, picking up trash on Coastal Cleanup Day, leading bird and plant walks, connecting 2000 youth to nature through story-time, arts and crafts, exploring the habitats, and enjoying land and water activities. You see them on Earth Day or at seminars on environmental issues.

groupOur valued donors are the heart and soul of Newport Bay Conservancy.  They include people of all ages and backgrounds but with a common focus, keeping our wild species and wild spaces as untouched as possible.  We only succeed in our mission because of support from people like you.

Please take a moment to join or renew your annual membership this holiday season.