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World Wetlands Day

Symposium Ground Water Management in Orange County: “What Happened to the Swamp of the Frogs?” In Observance of World Wetlands Day/46th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention Back Bay Science Center 8:30 a.m. Parking, check-in & breakfast 9:00 a.m....

Gift of Giving

Connecting people to nature has been at the heart of the Newport Bay Conservancy since we were founded almost 50 years ago.  Yes, our Mission is to “Protect and Preserve Upper Newport Bay,” but more than that, we actively encourage and inspire our neighbors and...

Removed over 7,500 lbs trash on Coastal Cleanup Day

Over 700 people came out September 17 for Coastal Cleanup Day at the Bay to remove over 7,500 lbs. of trash and recyclables from our waterway! Reporting from the Muth Center, volunteers removed over: 2,500 food wrappers, 2,500 take out containers, 5,000 bottle caps,...

Coastal Cleanup Day at the Bay

Be one of the 1,000 people to help remove 20,000 lbs. of trash and recyclables from our waterway! Coastal Cleanup Day at the Upper Newport Bay will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information and to sign up click here. Most of the...

Upper Newport Bay Is a Beautiful Estuary

Estuaries are places like no other. Unique features include: Estuaries can make up an individual ecosystem. The Mississippi Delta estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico are different from estuaries in San Francisco Bay. Life is dynamic and diverse in estuaries. Some animals...

SOCALPAPA Paints the Back Bay and OC Parks

Saturday and Sunday July 16-17, 2016 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center Southern California Plein Air Painters Association (SOCALPAPA) return to the Upper Newport Bay with several hundred original paintings from over 40 artists at this...