Friends Tour 2022-23

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Friends Tour 2022-23

Join Newport Bay Conservancy Naturalists to learn all about the flora and fauna of the Upper Newport Bay!

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Vista Point Back Bay Drive at Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach, 92660 Newport Beach, CA 92660

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About this event

This free 90-minute tour provides an easily understandable overview of the ecology and history of the Upper Newport Bay. All ages are welcome!

Meet at the Vista Point lookout at the corner of Eastbluff and Back Bay Drive. From there a Naturalist will guide you on a tour between outdoor “classrooms” set up along Back Bay Drive where you will learn about different topics related to the Bay.

Tours depart from the lookout at approx 9:00, 9:15, and 9:30 AM. Please reserve your ticket for the time you plan to arrive.

Round-trip distance is about a mile.

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History of the Friends Tour

Newport Bay Conservancy traces its heritage back to 1967 when a group of citizens, including Frank and Frances Robinson, founded the Friends of Newport Bay to call attention to the ecological importance of the Bay and to enlist broad support for the retention and protection of the Bay in its relatively natural state. This group was at the forefront of environmental education, conducting monthly nature tours at the Bay starting in late 1968. We continue this tradition to this day, holding these tours monthly on the second Saturday from October to March!