OC Parks in partnership with Newport Bay Conservancy is celebrating Earth Day at the Bay on Saturday, April 22 at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Upper Newport Bay celebrates its 27th Earth Day, a day for the community to come together to learn ways to protect the planet and preserve it for the future. Activities include arts and crafts booths, science discovery, a scavenger hunt with prizes, and live music. Environmental Nature Center and OC Bird of Prey will participate in live animal presentations, and the Newport Beach Film Festival will highlight submissions for this year’s short environmental films.
The City of Newport Beach along with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will emphasize protection of Marine Protection Areas, and several rain barrels will be available for pickup for those who purchased them prior to the event.
Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks. For more details, visit newportbay.org or call 949-923-2290.
Newport Bay Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of the Upper Newport Bay, one of the largest natural remaining estuaries in Southern California. The Interpretive Center is an OC Parks facility. As a steward of significant natural and cultural resources, OC Parks manages and operates a system of regional parks, beaches, harbors, trails and historic sites that are places of recreation and enduring value.