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Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (FHBP) works to protect the natural lands, waterways and beaches of Orange County, California.

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Agreement Reached on Cielo Vista
Residents in Yorba Linda reached an agreement with the developer to reduce density, increase fire protections and limit access for a neighboring development in a settlement prior to the project's approval.

20th Anniversary of NCCP Event
The Natural Communities Coalition held a 20th anniversary event for the creation of the Central-Coastal Natural Community Conservation Plan--FHBP was in attendance. Check out our photos on Facebook.

Restoration at Santiago Oaks Park
Friends of Harbors, Beaches & Parks (FHBP) boardmember Harry Huggins ran a booth for FHBP and the Safe Trails Coalition in September. A restoration project was under way at Santiago Oaks Regional Park. Mike Wilson, OC Parks Ranger, provided careful instruction to volunteers on a four phase restoration project below the Villa Park Dam. Check out our Facebook photos!

How Ordinary Folks Won at Banning Ranch
The victory at Banning Ranch was no small feat. It came with lots of blood, sweat and tears. In fact, the odds were stacked against local environmental groups. While the efforts were small in the beginning, scores of residents and environmental groups attended the hearing to witness the denial of the project.

Docent Day - October 15th
Our friends at OC Wild are hosting their annual Docent Day on Saturday, Octobe 15th from 8 - 2:30 PM at Santiago Oaks Regional Park. The cost is $15. Reserve your spot by October 7. Download the flyer.

FHBP Releases Park Study
After months of research and writing, Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks is pleased to release its Park Study. The focus included three park poor communities (Stanton, Garden Grove, and Westminster) and offered more than a dozen solutions to improve park access. Download a copy of the report. Download the Press Release.

FHBP Summer Newsletter Available
The summer edition of the FHBP newsletter includes information on the Park Study, 20th Anniversary of the NCCP/HCP, the Orange County Tree Ordinance, Coastal Commission turmoil and the OC Bankruptcy 20th Anniversary. Details on projects are also included in the newsletter. Check it out.


Please consider supporting our work. In addition to the above projects we also act as the fiscal agent for other community groups. Visit our Program section to learn more.

Your support is much appreciated.

FHBP is a county-wide non-profit umbrella group educating and inspiring the residents of Orange County, ensuring the protection and restoration of our natural lands and leading a coalition of conservation and community groups to this end. Our work is focused on the following ongoing and emerging projects:

Green Vision Project

Working to find and create funding for parks, open space and water quality.
M2 Mitigation Program
Learn about the habitat mitiation program in Renewed Measure M.
Fire Study

Download a copy of the 2015 FHBP Fire and Water Quality Study and its digital data!
2016 Conservation Coalition

Join the 2016 Conservation Coalition supporting innovative environmental policies that protect natural lands in Southern California.
Safe Trails Coalition

Supporting appropriate trail use that provides safe, high quality experiences and protects natural resources.
Park Study

Get a copy of the newly released Park Study that offers more than a dozen ways to improve park access and provide nature experiences for the public.

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