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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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Watch this Video on FHBP
If you've ever wondered what exactly Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks does for the greater good of Orange County and the region... watch this 3 minute video. Consider donating to support our conservation work.

OCTA Hike on August 13 - Aliso Canyon
Another hike and ride is being offered by ‪#OCTA‬ in August. Enjoy a tour by foot at the coastal Aliso Canyon Preserve on August 13 or by horse (BYO Horse) on the Ferber Preserve (August 27). Download the 2016 Calendar.

Video Presentation: Is SoCal on Track?
Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks was pleased to participate in the Climate Plan: Is Southern California on Track? Topic covered include: active transportation, public health, conservation, affordable housing, greenhouse gases, equity and regional funding. Thanks to all our partners for being engaged on this important issue!

Insect Infestation Video
This is a good video about the polyphagous shothole borer. Help stop the spread of this and other insect borne diseases by keeping your firewood local. People transporting firewood is actually spreading this infestation further. Do your part.

Add Hiking to Improve Your Fitness
Yes -- we support you getting outdoors. If you find pleasure hiking in our wildlands this article is for you. There are many benefits to hiking. FHBP is a founding member of the Safe Trails Coalition and supports finding a balance between recreational use and natural resource protection.

Public Open Space Design
This is a fascinating article on parks and public health. Did you know that young men are the most likely user of parks? Did you know that our government spends (in 2013) $73 per person on parks and $9,146 per person on healthcare. Maybe we should spend more time outdoors? FHBP is currently finalizing a Park Study to improve public health, access and remove barriers to parks in urban areas. Stay tuned for the Study's release!

 

 

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.
Healthy Communities Toolkit

Get your copy of the newly released Healthy Communities Toolkit !

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