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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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Development Endorsement Committee Launched
To highlight exceptional and innovate urban developments, FHBP launched the Sustainable Development Environmental Review Committee. Experts from a variety of fields will review applications and endorse innovative development projects.

MWD Water to Last 18 More Months
Without substantial rain or snow in California for three years, the Metropolitan Water District's water storage reserves are now two-thirds depleted. It is expected that the storage tanks have about 18 more months of water left.

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.

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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 !
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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