We’re Hiring: Outdoor Activity Leaders

  Newport Bay Conservancy (NBC) has a proud history of environmental advocacy having been involved in the protection of the Upper Newport Bay for the past 50 years. Our mission is to protect and preserve the Upper Newport Bay through education, restoration,...

Newport Bay Conservancy Naturalist Training

Thank you for your interest. Registration for this year’s training is now closed. Feel free to review the information below about the course. Information about next year’s program will be posted by mid-summer 2023. Interested in getting a head start...

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...

Volunteer Dick Newell

Dick Newell by Judy Booth Richard Scott “Dick” Newell touched our lives for 84 years with loyalty, kindness, wit and a great love of nature. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Dudley and Margaret Newell. His brother Bud and sister Peggy were 10 and 15 years older...

Friends Tours 2021

There’s still time to experience a Back Bay Friends Tour this winter! Spend a Saturday morning learning about birds, marine life, plants, and more from NBC naturalists on this historic tour down Back Bay Drive. For more information and registration for tours on...

SOCALPAPA Paints the Back Bay and OC Parks

This new exhibition opens at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center Saturday, July 17 to July 25, 2021. Southern California Plein Air Painters Association (SOCALPAPA) artists have submitted 61 original paintings inspired by the beauty and natural heritage of the...