Restoration in Big Canyon

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Join us in restoring Big Canyon!

About this event

Over 11,000 plants have been installed at our Big Canyon restoration site, and we would love your help protecting the new plantings from invasive plants. Invasive plants pose a huge threat to displacing native plant communities and wildlife at the Bay, second only to habitat loss. By removing invasive weeds, we will ensure the Big Canyon project site thrives with native plants for years to come. No prior plant ID/weeding experience necessary.

Minimum age: 14 years old

Minors must have a legal guardian present at all times.

Interested in bringing out a large group of 15 or more? Please contact Zachery Flores at for more information on how to sign up.

Time & Location

We will meet at 9am at the project site entrance. Google Maps will lead you astray, so please look out for the map with directions that will be included in your confirmation email. From the parking location, the project site is a short 5-minute walk into the canyon. NOTE: There are no restrooms at this location.

What to Bring/Wear

Be sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water. We also recommend wearing breathable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Hand tools, shovels, and gloves will be provided. All volunteers not yet fully vaccinated must wear a face mask while on the project site. Face masks are optional for fully vaccinated volunteers.

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Organizer Newport Bay Conservancy

Organizer of Restoration in Big Canyon

The Newport Bay Conservancy (NBC) is a nonprofit organization focused exclusively on the protection and preservation of Upper Newport Bay – one of the most precious natural resources in Southern California.

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