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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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Silverado Fire Accidental
It turns out the Silverado Fire was caused by a metal used to keep rodents out of a vegetable garden. The metal reflected the sun and sparked the fire. It has been deemed an accident. Please be fire aware.

Fairview Park Update
The Fairview Park Citizen Advisory Committee okays preliminary feasibility studies of three ideas: a native plant nursery, improving bike paths and constructing a concrete path. The City will undertake the studies and then bring them back to the Committee for a second vote.

OC Parks Contracts Scrutinized
Top officials in OC Parks appear to have signed contracts with friends instead of following the usual bid process.

Fracking and the OC
Anti-Fracking activists will call for County-wide ban at this week's Board of Supervisors hearing.

Irvine Company May Donate 2,500 Acres
The Irvine Company is working with the County of Orange to donate 2,500 acres (lands that were entitled to build 5,500 houses). Stay tuned to see how this develops.

99.8% of California in Severe Drought
In May 100% of the state was in "severe" drought conditions, it had improved only slightly to 99.8% in July. The State Water Resources Control Board implemented harsh fines in July for water wasters.

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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.
Healthy Communities Toolkit

Get your copy of the newly released Healthy Communities Toolkit !
Orange Coast River Park

Focusing on a 1,000 acre Park at the mouth of the Santa Ana River.
Safe Trails Coalition

Supporting appropriate trail use that provides safe, high quality experiences and protects natural resources
General Plan Resource Directory

Get your copy of the General Plan Resource Directory!

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