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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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OC Parks Trails Subcommittee-- Apply Now!
Applications are now being accepted for the OC Parks Trails Subcommittee, which was established on April 1, 2016 by the Orange County Parks Commission. The Subcommittee will serve as an advisory body to the Commission to address matters regarding County trails and bikeways and provide a public forum for comments on this topic. The Subcommittee is expected to meet on a quarterly basis.

Get Your Vitamin N Fix, in Nature
Dr. Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, has released his third book: Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life. We can all take great lessons from getting outside. Saturday is almost here---take a stroll along the beach, feel the breeze in your hair, or stop to smell the lavendar.

Coastal Commissioners Get an Earful
Speakers criticized the Commission for apparently pressuring the agency’s scientists to significantly scale back their ESHA map. Hearing tentatively scheduled for September.

Trouble at Air Quality Management District
We need governmental agencies to enforce regulations, to stop the polluting fossil fuel production, and to encourage an economy powered by clean, renewable energy.

Bolsa Chica Acquisitions to Occur
Fantastic news, there's an agreement to purchase the final 11.1 acres of property overlooking the Bolsa Chica wetlands! The agreement ends decades-long disputes between developers and environmentalists over one of the largest coastal marshlands in California.


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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