Earth Day at the Bay

Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center
Saturday, April 17 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free parking

On Earth Day we need you to take a stand so that together, we can show the world a new direction – to think about how we can protect our planet and preserve it for the future. Although we cannot host a large-scale event, we will be on hand to give away Earth Day Adventure Packs with a variety of information and activities from all our nonprofit partners. Packs can be picked up on Saturday or select activities will be available in a digital/email version. Pre-registration required.

Scavenger Hunt

Print a copy of our 2021 Scavenger Hunt Challenge!  Every Earth Day Adventure Pack contains your choice of a 3 different scavenger hunt options (.35 mile, 3 mile and 11 mile loop around the entire Bay). Each participant will have until 4/24 to complete the scavenger hunt. All finishers will be registered in a drawing for eco-friendly prizes and discounts from our partners.



DEI Speaker Series with Marcos Trinidad
Tuesday, April 20, 5:30pm
Hosted on Zoom, closed captioning provided for accessibility

Once a month from April through July 2021, Newport Bay Conservancy’s committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will present a speaker to inform us about experiences and perspectives of people of color in environmental organizations. Join us as we kick off this series with Marcos Trinidad, Director of the Audubon Center at Debs Park, Los Angeles. To register, click here.


Big Canyon Blooming Tour
Thursday, April 22, 12:30pm
Hosted on Zoom, closed captioning provided for accessibility

Come with us on a live virtual tour of Big Canyon as we give an update on the Restoration Project. Check out what is blooming in the canyon and learn what plants you can use in your backyard, patio, or balcony to help RESTORE habitat. To register, click here.

Adventure Partners
Orange County Parks OC Bird of Prey Center
California Department of Fish & Wildlife OC Used Oil Recycling Program
American Cetacean Society, OC Chapter OC Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
CalFlora OC Used Oil Recycling Program
California Cultural Resource Preservation Alliance Pacific Marine Mammal Center
COLA Now (On the Road for Climate Change) SeedOC
Irvine Ranch Water District Sea & Sage Audubon Society
Inside the Outdoors Surfrider Foundation- NB Chapter
Friends Harbors, Beaches & Parks Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge
Newport Beach Film Festival U.S.C.G. Auxiliary
OC Health Care Agency Water Quality Lab Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center

For 51 years, Earth Day has been bringing communities and organizations together to advocate for a healthier environment and a sustainable life. The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life to share their concerns about each citizen’s critical role in the environment. Their actions led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. Now over one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world.