Interpretive Center Programs

The Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center is (CURRENTLY CLOSED) open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Parking and admission is free, but there may be a fee for scheduled programs. School Programs School programs are conducted by Newport Bay...

SOCALPAPA Paints the Back Bay and OC Parks

This new exhibition opens online Saturday, July 11 – July 19. Thirty SOCALPAPA artists have submitted nearly sixty original paintings inspired by the beauty and natural heritage of the Upper Back Bay as well as the varied landscapes of the OC Parks. The show can...

SOCALPAPA Paints Nature

SOCALPAPA Paints Nature Written by NBC Board Member, Sherry Marger On Friday in late March, Southern California Plein Air Painter’s Association (SOCALPAPA) gathered once again to paint the Back Bay around the Muth Interpretive Center. Everyone selected a spot from...

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 and groups are welcome. During the rainy season,...

Thank you

November 2018 Dear Contributor, Thank you so much for your donation of $______ in order to support the Newport Bay Conservancy. Through your support, we are able to raise awareness of the importance of Upper Newport Bay, the largest remaining estuary in southern...