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...

Ask-A-Naturalist: Why is there so much trash in the bay now?

Winter is the rainy season in Southern California.  When it rains, trash and debris from the city streets wash down the storm drains into the Upper Newport Bay. The bay collects water and refuse from a 154 square mile watershed encompassing seven cities.  Waste from...