Big Canyon Project

UPDATE January 2021. Construction complete on Phase 2A. Check out this plant palate featuring what was planted to start recognizing them as they grow or join us on Tuesday or Thursday mornings as we make sure we keep the site free of any non-native invasive plants....

Volunteer Lane Koluvek

LANE KOLUVEK (1941-2021) By Frances Cork.  February 2022 (With thanks to Annie Quinn and Linda Koluvek for their information) I first met Lane about 15 years ago on a habitat restoration session in Newport Valley, part of Matt Yurko’s Wednesday morning program. Lane...

Community Based Restoration

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 for students and groups are welcome. During the...

Our Stewardship Role

The Newport Bay Conservancy (NBC) does not own or manage any land at Upper Newport Bay. It works in support of the California Department of Fish and Game, OC Parks, and the City of Newport Beach who manage different geographical areas of Upper Newport Bay, and in...

Free Nature Walks

Our nature walks provide a variety of ways to learn about the Bay and experience the sights and sounds of nature – all for FREE (CURRENTLY ON HOLD). For most walks, they are two hours so make sure to bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen and binoculars if you...