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October 23, 1999
Susan McCormack UPPER NEWPORT BAY -- Though it may look like a gray slab of cement, the multimillion-dollar interpretive center being built at the regional park is slated to open next March, Orange County officials said this week. Stan Vander Mey, chief of contracts for the county, said several factors have caused delays in completing the center, which originally was expected to open last spring. Construction of the 10,000-square-foot center, which sits in the hillside at University and Irvine avenues, began in April 1998.
NEWS
March 1, 2001
The Irvine Ranch Water District recently pledged $50,000 to the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center's Working Wetlands exhibit. District officials said the pledge shows their commitment to watershed management and the health of the Back Bay. Annual installments of $10,000 will be made for the next five years, officials said. The first will be given to Jack Keating, president of the Newport Bay Naturalists and Friends, at the district's board of directors meeting Monday.
NEWS
November 26, 2003
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. For information on adding your organization to this list, call (949) 574-4298. NEWPORT BAY NATURALIST The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve is looking for volunteers to assist with naturalist-led tours and programs, special events and habitat restoration projects. The interpretive center is at 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. (714) 973-6829. NEWPORT BEACH PREMIERE CINEMA GUILD The Newport Beach Premiere Cinema Guild, which supports the Newport Beach Film Festival, is looking for new members.
NEWS
August 23, 2001
At its conception more than a decade ago, the Upper Newport Bay Interpretive Center, to be constructed at the county's regional park along the northwestern edge of the preserve, was expected to be a sight to behold. That is if you could ever find it. Created by renown local architect Ron Yeo, the center itself was to be camouflaged. It would not be obtrusive and damaging to the landscape, but instead it would blend subtley into the natural vegetation and habitat.
NEWS
August 6, 2002
COSTA MESA Trains on the tracks On the third weekend of each month, engineers climb aboard their trains and travel on three miles of track at Fairview Park to display their steam and diesel engines. The public is welcome to join them at the park at Placentia Avenue and Estancia North. The Orange County Model Engineer program started in 1989, when engineers wanted to display their engines, while educating and entertaining the community about the past.
NEWS
April 11, 2004
Alicia Robinson The Orange Coast River Park, a long-held dream of local environmentalists, has taken some tiny steps forward in recent months, but it needs financial support to make fundamental progress toward what supporters hope will be a 1,000-acre park. "Everybody agrees [the park is] a great idea," said Nancy Gardner, president of the Newport Beach chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, which is among the groups working on the Santa Ana River-area park.
NEWS
May 3, 2000
Alex Coolman NEWPORT BEACH -- Officials from the Environmental Nature Center have purchased a one-acre plot of land to allow for a much-needed expansion, the director of the center announced. The center, a Newport Beach organization dedicated to educating visitors about the ecosystem of California, bought the land after a two-year effort to raise funds and wrestle the deal through escrow, said executive director Bo Glover. With the new land, the center will create facilities such as an interpretive center for students and larger staff offices -- developments that will also make it easier for people to locate the organization, Glover said.
FEATURES
April 22, 2006
NEW DIRECTIONS FOR WOMEN This recovery center for women with alcohol or other chemical dependencies seeks volunteers. Call: (949) 548-9927 or (949) 548-8754. NEWPORT BEACH 1/1 ADOPT A MARINE BATTALION FUND The 1/1 Adopt A Marine Battalion Fund was created to accept donations and to provide financial support for ongoing programs and events planned to show appreciation to the 1st Battalion 1st Marines, based at Camp Pendleton. Call: (949) 644-3124. NEWPORT BAY NATURALIST The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve is looking for volunteers to assist with naturalist-led tours and programs, special events and habitat restoration projects.
NEWS
January 24, 2005
Things will be looking up Keep your eyes on the skies at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center. Members of the Orange County Astronomers will lead a tour of the night sky Saturday. A lecture will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by a tour at 7 p.m. Head to the center at 2301 University Drive in Newport Beach. Call (949) 923-2275 for more information. Room for room improvement For those looking to try a fresh arrangement, Mother's Market and Kitchen in Costa Mesa is holding a free Feng Shui seminar on Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event, part of the regular "Learning Seminar" series, takes place at Mother's Market's Costa Mesa store, 225 E. 17th St., on the patio cafe.
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By Roger Mallett | July 20, 2010
The Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center is 10 years old this year. This jewel of the Orange County Parks system offers panoramic views of Upper Newport Bay. Yet it is nestled so unobtrusively in the bluffs on the bay's north side that many local residents aren't that the 10,000-square-foot educational facility is there. If you are a nature lover or a fine art lover, this weekend is a great time to discover or rediscover the interpretive center, when the sixth Biennial SOCALPAPA Paints Back Bay Art Show and Sale kicks off an ongoing celebration of the center's 10th anniversary.
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NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | June 30, 2010
The Newport Bay Naturalists and Friends, a local nonprofit, on Thursday night will host a free public screening of a French documentary film, which aficionados have described as a visually stunning aerial journey. The volunteer-based group will show "Home," a documentary by the filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand, which takes the viewer on a journey from Earth's earliest history to the present day, and interweaves mankind's relationship with the environment and other life forms. "['Home']
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2009
The Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center will host its 19th annual Earth Day celebration with children’s activities, film and live music 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Children can take part in a scavenger hunt at the event, where they will learn about plants and animals. The Newport Beach Film Festival will screen short environmental films at the interpretive center as part of the Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event also will feature an eWaste collection center, where people can drop off their old electronics for environmentally friendly disposal.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | July 26, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — It was a great night in town for Greg LaRock — even if he wasn’t there to appreciate it. The Newport Beach resident won the Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center’s mural competition late Friday night, as his painting “Shadowed Bluffs” beat out 38 other submissions for the design of the upcoming mural by the center’s entrance. LaRock, though, couldn’t be at home to celebrate; he was in Easton, Md., where he took first and second place in another competition.
FEATURES
April 22, 2006
NEW DIRECTIONS FOR WOMEN This recovery center for women with alcohol or other chemical dependencies seeks volunteers. Call: (949) 548-9927 or (949) 548-8754. NEWPORT BEACH 1/1 ADOPT A MARINE BATTALION FUND The 1/1 Adopt A Marine Battalion Fund was created to accept donations and to provide financial support for ongoing programs and events planned to show appreciation to the 1st Battalion 1st Marines, based at Camp Pendleton. Call: (949) 644-3124. NEWPORT BAY NATURALIST The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve is looking for volunteers to assist with naturalist-led tours and programs, special events and habitat restoration projects.
NEWS
April 25, 2005
Lindsay Sandham The first nationally observed Earth Day celebration was in 1970, and although its focus has evolved, the environment and its natural ecosystems remain in danger. Earth Day was observed Friday, but the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach hosted a family-oriented educational festival Sunday. The Newport Bay Naturalists and Friends organized a celebration with a variety of exhibits designed to educate residents on indigenous sea life, plants, birds and how they depend on one another.
NEWS
January 24, 2005
Things will be looking up Keep your eyes on the skies at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center. Members of the Orange County Astronomers will lead a tour of the night sky Saturday. A lecture will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by a tour at 7 p.m. Head to the center at 2301 University Drive in Newport Beach. Call (949) 923-2275 for more information. Room for room improvement For those looking to try a fresh arrangement, Mother's Market and Kitchen in Costa Mesa is holding a free Feng Shui seminar on Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event, part of the regular "Learning Seminar" series, takes place at Mother's Market's Costa Mesa store, 225 E. 17th St., on the patio cafe.
NEWS
April 11, 2004
Alicia Robinson The Orange Coast River Park, a long-held dream of local environmentalists, has taken some tiny steps forward in recent months, but it needs financial support to make fundamental progress toward what supporters hope will be a 1,000-acre park. "Everybody agrees [the park is] a great idea," said Nancy Gardner, president of the Newport Beach chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, which is among the groups working on the Santa Ana River-area park.
NEWS
November 26, 2003
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. For information on adding your organization to this list, call (949) 574-4298. NEWPORT BAY NATURALIST The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve is looking for volunteers to assist with naturalist-led tours and programs, special events and habitat restoration projects. The interpretive center is at 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. (714) 973-6829. NEWPORT BEACH PREMIERE CINEMA GUILD The Newport Beach Premiere Cinema Guild, which supports the Newport Beach Film Festival, is looking for new members.
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