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....

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...

Rules & Reg

Several endangered species of bird nest in Upper Newport Bay (UNB). Their wetland and upland homes are very delicate and easily damaged. For any further information about what is permissible in the Ecological Reserve, contact the California Department of Fish and...

Things to Do

Kayaking and Other Boating Activities Getting out on the water is one of the best ways of viewing the birds and other wildlife up close. The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a guided kayak tour year-round in partnership with the Newport Aquatic Center located at...