Newport Valley Habitat Restoration

Location: Orange County

Project Type: Restoration

Status: Current

Habitat Type: Exotics Control, Freshwater Wetland, Interpretive/Education, Riparian

Cost: $601,326

Area Affected: 15 acres

Project Footprint: 1,680 feet stream miles

Assembly District: 70

Senate District: 35

Congressional District: 48

Project Lead/Grantee:
Community-Based Restoration and Education Program (CA Coastal Commission & Tides Center, Matt Yurko 949-640-0286)

As part of their Marine Education Project, the Community-Based Restoration and Education Program through the California Coastal Commission engages the public to restore the native biodiversity of Upper Newport Bay.

In the Newport Valley restoration site, the Community-Based Restoration and Education Program seeks to eradicate invasive plants and install native plants to support the restoration of 15 acres of native wildlife habitat, while educating the community about the value of the local environment and its restoration. Existing habitats within the project area include coastal sage scrub, riparian, and freshwater marsh.