How You Can Help Us

High School students showing off their watershed projects

High School students showing off their watershed projects

Our vision is that we will inspire the our local community to work in harmony to enhance the natural beauty and ecological value of Upper Newport Bay and provide for continued public enjoyment of this priceless resource.

Financial, practical, technical and influential support is critical as we strive to do what is best for the Bay, the watershed, and the people for generations to come. Please help us to achieve our vision.

Friends Memberships

You can support us through a Friends Membership, which is ideal for both individuals and families. Membership levels range from $25 to $1000.  Join online now by credit card now.

Ralphs Rewards

If you shop at Ralphs, Be sure to create an account at and select “Newport Bay Naturalists & Friends” as a community partner and a portion of your purchase will be donated back to us.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in a more hands-on partnership, you can volunteer in a variety of capacities. We need enthusiastic and reliable individuals to get involved in restoration, education, outreach and research. We also need those who are more drawn to advocacy, watershed planning, community relations, fundraising, and other such activities.

Find out more about volunteer opportunities.

Not sure where your interest lies? Take a weekend kayak tour or walking tour and experience firsthand the beauty of the Bay. Or stop by the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center to learn more about us and the Bay.