Press Release

Contact: Lori Whalen

Phone: (949) 645-8489






Newport Beach, Calif., October 12, 2017 - The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) will host a Native Plant sale on November 12, 2017, from 9am to 3pm. Native plants help homeowners save money on water and landscape maintenance, attract butterflies and birds, and eliminate the need for pesticides and fertilizers. Visit for more info on the Native Plant Sale.

"Native plants have co-evolved with the local climate, soil types, animals, fungi and microbes; forming a complex network of relationships and providing a foundation for our native ecosystems," said ENC Assistant Director Lori Whalen. "By investing in native plants, homeowners can see their gardens flourish with life and vibrancy, while also saving time and money."

Cindy Berglund of Rain Barrels Intl. will be on hand at our Native Plant Sale on November 12 to sell rain barrels. For each barrel sold at $85.00, Rain Barrels Intl. will donate $20.00 to the ENC. Homeowners can pre-order rain barrels at Under the EVENTS tab click on Native Plant Sale ENC.

The Environmental Nature Center is located at 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach, CA, 92663. More information can be found at For questions, call 949-645-8489.


About the ENC

Founded in 1972, the ENC is a fascinating combination of 15 California native plant communities, wildlife habitat, walking trails, and a sustainably designed, LEED Platinum certified learning center. For 45 years the ENC has been shaped and caressed into a 5-acre landscape for learning, a sanctuary from life's pressures and a place of preservation and instruction. Serving over 28,000 students and thousands of visitors annually, the ENC is recognized as a leader in science and social science education providing opportunities for increasing our community's knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

The ENC is also developing a nature play area, and constructing our community's first nature based preschool.  With a mission of providing quality education through hands-on experience with nature, the ENC inspires all generations to protect the natural world by serving as our community's foremost authority on ecological responsibility, sustainable practices and environmental education.  The ENC is a non-profit 501(c)-3 public benefit corporation.  For more information call 949-645-8489, or visit The ENC is located at 1601 16th St. in Newport Beach.