Newport Bay Conservancy’s cleanup
Our Bay is beautiful. We walk it, we ride it, we jog it, we love it…And somehow, by no mistake of our own, the garbage from gutters and trash receptacles from throughout our 154-square-mile watershed, including the cities of Tustin, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, and Anaheim flows into the San Diego Creek and into the Upper Newport Bay. The bay’s marsh flora captures this tangible pollution and it sits…in our marshes…converting this protected ecological reserve into a wasteland experienced daily by our birds, our fish, our sore eyes…
ENTER YOU! With the proper equipment, YOU can make a difference! YOU can help SAVE the homes of hundreds of species of marine animals and birds that live here year-round, by removing some of this trash to create a healthier living environment for our wildlife and gradually restore our bay to its natural beauty.
In partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Newport Bay Conservancy and Surfrider Foundation, Newport Beach asks YOU to help us make a dent in the amount of trash that will reach the ocean. GREAT opportunity for service hours!
- Closed-toed shoes required
- TALL rubber boots preferred (available at Home Depot or on Amazon)
- Old clothes that can get muddy/dirty
- Reusable water bottle
- Bucket recommended
- Trash bags
- Trash picker-uppers
- NOTE: Do not rely on Google Maps to take you to the correct location. To view a map with the parking and meeting locations, please click HERE.