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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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Dr. Lester Fired by Commission
The Commission chose to side with invisible lobbyists and billionaires rather than the people of California. No reason was given for Dr. Lester's termination.

Naturalist Course Offered in OC
Join others interested in brushing up on their skills or becoming a docent for local parks by registering for this "Naturalist Class" offered at Saddleback College class. The class is worth two units of college credit, and consists of eight Thursday evening seminars on topics ranging from ecology to human history; six half-day field trips to various natural areas in Orange County; and two self-scheduled field trips.

Former Coastal Commissioners Support Dr. Lester
Thirty-five Coastal Commissioners signed a letter supporting Dr. Charles Lester. He is the current Executive Director of the Commission and has an extensive track record for success. Unfortunately three Governor-appointed Commissioners are attempting to remove him from his post. The decision will be made on February 10th.

Residents Want to Preserve Fairview Park
Residents are attempting to qualify an initiative on the ballot for the City of Costa Mesa to preserve (in its current state) Fairview Park. The goal of the Fairview Park Preservation Alliance is to keep the Park aligned with the Fairview Park Master Plan.





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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