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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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Coyote Hills Step Closer to Parkland
In an announcement on April 15, Chevron, Friends of Coyote Hills, the City of Fullerton and the Trust for Public Land are working to preserve all or a portion of the coveted 510 acre Coyote Hills property.

Editorial on Dangerous Madrona Project
Before the Brea City Council is an antiquated and dangerous ridgetop project called Madrona. Hills For Everyone and its appellant team has outlined numerous reasons why the project should be denied. Will the City Council listen?

Rebels With a Cause
This documentary airs Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 PM and focuses on how conservationists fought to protect and preserve open space urban areas from being developed. It also airs Sunday, April 20 at 4:00 PM on PBS SoCal.

Costa Mesa Proposes New Trail
The City, working with the Orange County Transportation Authority, received $1.7M to fund a one-mile long bike trail.

OCTA Acquires 6th Property as Mitigation
The 204-acre MacPherson property is located north of Silverado Canyon Road and east of Black Star Canyon Road. This property is adjacent to the Irvine Ranch lands.

FHBP Releases Toolkit
Download a copy of the latest FHBP publication which covers planning and financial toolks to create healthy communities. It is complete with five case stories of jurisdictions already using these important tools. Check it out!


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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 !
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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