Every ecosystem is unique and need people like you to help protect it. That's why there are volunteer organizations that make it easy for you to get involved!
When you volunteer your time to restore the environment, everyone benefits, including YOU!
Develop a community The volunteers you meet become your team and circle of friends. We sweat, we laugh, we plant and many other things together. It's easy to make friends when we're having together.
Learn new (and proper) techniques Removing invasive plant species, planting native plants and transplanting in a nursery may be new to you. That's okay! Or maybe it's not. That's okay, too! Our trained environmental leaders and staff members are there to assist you and lead the way, but ideas and experiences are exchanged from everyone.
Become a local expert When you volunteer in and for the environment, you're surrounded by the natural ecology. You learn first-hand about the native plant species and wildlife. From red-tail hawks and Ospreys to rabbits, lizards and coastal sage scrub, you'll walk away with a new vocabulary and way of viewing your community.
Join CBREP today to start your newest adventure and preserve your local environment!
I manage the Community-based Restoration and Education Program based in Newport Beach, CA. I'll be writing on updates around Upper Newport Bay and news in the world of community-based habitat restoration.