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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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FHBP Holiday Dinner a Success


View our photos on Facebook from the holiday dinner at Claim Jumper in Fountain Valley. Senator Pat Bates received the Green Vision Award for her leadership on the Environmental Oversight Committee. From watershed planning to fracking, the fairgrounds to hillside development proposals--we learned alot about current activities.

Saddle Crest Hearing - Tuesday, Dec. 16
We want to remind you that the Saddle Crest appeal hearing is set for Tuesday, December 16 at 1:00 pm at the Court of Appeal, 601 W. Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana 92701. There is no opportunity for public testimony, but your presence in the courtroom will be a great show of support. Come hear the attorneys defend the Superior Court victory.

County Sets Holiday Meeting for Hills Project
The Esperanza Hills Final EIR has been released and the Planning Commission is set to hear the project on Wednesday, December 17 at 1:30 PM. Please plan on attending.

Groundwater Overpuming Video
Check out this 13 minute video by CBS on new evidence about our groundwater.

Bike/Ped-only Lanes Improve Road Safety
This is an interesting article. Research indicates that protected bike-only or pedestrian-only lanes reduces accidents between drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. If the street accommodated a protected lane would you feel safer?

More People Getting Out of Their Cars
This article contends that times are a changin' with our transportation system. It seems twice as many people are walking or biking to work as compared to 10 years ago. Are the days of simply widening the freeways over? What do you think?

OCTA Releases Conservation Plans
In an effort to meet the requirements of state and federal laws, the Orange County Transportation Authority released Conservation Plans and environmental documents for its Mitigation Program. Comments are due February 6, 2015.


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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 !
Sustainable Development Environmental Review Committee

Endorsing urban developments that reduce greenhouse gases and vehicle miles traveled.
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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