Hands-on habitat restoration activities are a great opportunity for the public to be involved in a meaningful way here at the Bay without making any long-term volunteer commitment. Service learning hours are available and groups are welcome. Restoration events take place on either a Saturday or Sunday morning year-round. During the rainy season, native plants are planted. At other times of the year the activities are more maintenance oriented, and include removal of non-native plants and temporary watering of the new natives. Participants are also taught why these activities are so important to the long-term protection of the Bay.
Community-based restoration activities are planned by the Upper Newport Bay Restoration Team facilitated by organized by the Newport Bay Conservancy (NBC), and organized by the California Coastal Commission, OC Parks and the Orange County Chapter of the Society of Conservation Biology (OCSCB) with the support of NBC Naturalists.
California Coastal Commission ROOTS Days
These take place typically on the 4th Saturday of the month, except during November and December, from 9:00 AM to noon. Check “Upcoming Events” on the Home page for dates.
These events take place at various locations at UNB. All ages are welcome. Under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Service learning hours available.
For information or to reserve your place, please contact Matt Yurko, Restoration Education Program Management at (949) 640-0286 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A signed waiver is needed for each participant. For those under 18, this must be signed by a parent or guardian. To help us, please download, complete and sign the CCC Waiver and bring to the event. More information.
OC Parks Second Sundays
These take place typically on the 2nd Sunday of the month, from 9:00 AM to noon. Check “Upcoming Events” on the Home page for dates.
Join staff at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center to enhance the OC Parks Nature Preserve habitat with non-native plant removal and native plantings, and help maintain the Boand Butterfly Garden. All ages are welcome. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Service learning hours available.
For information or to reserve your place, please contact Sue Stoffel at (949) 923-2295 or Sue.Stoffel@ocparks.com. A signed waiver is needed for each participant. For those under 18, this must be signed by a parent or guardian. To help us, please download, complete and sign the OC Parks Individual Waiver or Group Waiver and bring to the event.
OCSCB Bayview Slope Restoration Days
OCSCB is restoring a 4.8 acre site known as Bayview Slope on the north side of UNB. Public restoration events are typically held here from 9:00 AM to noon on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from September to May. Check the OCSCB calendar for specific dates and details.