Honoree: Frances Cork
Honored by: OC Parks
Cause Area: Animals & Environment
OC Parks Upper Newport Bay staff nominates Frances Cork for the OneOC Spirit of Volunteerism Award. Frances has been a volunteer at the Upper Newport Bay for 10 years. She became a Naturalist in 2009 and has contributed over 3,500 hours of service. She volunteers at the front desk of the Muth Interpretive Center on a regular basis and consistently participates in the Bay View Restoration activities. She assists with many special events at the Bay throughout the year including Coastal Cleanup Day, Earth Day and Plein Air artist events. Not only does Frances dedicate her time to Upper Newport Bay with OC Parks but she is also the Vice President for Newport Bay Conservancy, a non-profit dedicated to supporting Upper Newport Bay.