Come join the Pacific and Southwest Chapter of PCMA in participating in a series of fulfilling and rewarding community programs. Our chapter is organizing these events in support of Service In Sync, the PCMA program that encourages its members to come together and give back to their local communities on behalf of the meetings industry. On Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 8:30 to Noon, we will volunteer for the OC's Second Sunday Restoration Program at the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve. We will join Preserve staff and other volunteers in enhancing the Bay’s habitat for local wildlife. habitat for local wildlife. Activities may include non-native plant removal, planting natives, watering, trash cleanup and Butterfly Garden maintenance. No experience is necessary; water, snacks and tools are provided. Staging area is at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center.
Our chapter is organizing this in support of Service In Sync, the PCMA program that encourages its members to come together and give back to their local communities on behalf of the meetings industry.
Hands-on habitat restoration activities are a great opportunity for the public to be involved in a meaningful way here at the Bay without making any long-term volunteer commitment. Activities are typically maintenance oriented, and include removal of non-native plants and temporary watering of the new natives. Participants are also taught why these activities are so important to the long-term protection of the Bay.
Community-based restoration activities are planned by the Upper Newport Bay Restoration Team facilitated by organized by the Newport Bay Conservancy (NBC), and organized by the California Coastal Commission, OC Parks and the Orange County Chapter of the Society of Conservation Biology (OCSCB) with the support of NBC Naturalists.