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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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OCTA Releases Resource Management Plans
The highly anticipated Resource Management Plans for the Trabuco and Silverado Canyon properties were released with a 90 day review period. Comments are due February 8, 2016.

Banning Ranch Decision in January
t's Do or Die in San Diego...Unless residents and activists show up in full force at the January hearing in San Diego, the Coastal Commission will likely approve the Banning Ranch project. And the developer knows it. They are confident they can win. The hearing will be held on either January 13 or 14. SAVE THOSE DATES!!!! Buses will be available.

Live Oak Canyon Road - Open House
The County of Orange has some significant changes planned for Live Oak and Trabuco Canyon Roads. Come to the "Public Open House" to learn the details and share your concerns. The meeting is Tuesday, 11/17 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at the O'Neill Regional Park - Conference Room (30892 Trabuco Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon).

Hills For Everyone Wins Lawsuit
Hills For Everyone wins its lawsuit against the City of Brea for its approval of the 162 unit Madrona project. The judge ruled the City didn't follow its own rules including the Hillside Management Ordinance, Carbon Canyon Specific Plan and General Plan. It is unclear if the City and/or landowner will appeal.

Yorba Linda Government Squashes Input
Even though residents met the requirements for submitting their presentation in advance of the meeting, the Yorba Linda Planning Commission said residents couldn't show their presentation. Undeterred, residents opted to use their own portable equipment.


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!
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.
Healthy Communities Toolkit

Get your copy of the newly released Healthy Communities Toolkit !

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