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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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Fracking Ban Considered in La Habra Hgts
Whittier Daily News endorses Measure A to ban fracking in our North OC neighbor La Habra Heights! Canvassing operations are this Saturday at Sunday, meet 9am at Hacienda Park, La Habra Heights. And help needed to get out the vote on Tuesday.

Eagle Eye
Check out the photos of this amateur photographer -- he keeps spotting a bald eagle near his house and has captured stunning images.

Banning Ranch Enforcement Hearing - 3/12
Enforcement Hearing-Cease and Desist Order Newport Banning Ranch, LLC is scheduled for hearing Thursday March 12 2015 9:00 a.m. Items Th8 and Th9, share a single, combined staff report.

Esperanza Hills Public Meeting
Supervisor Todd Spitzer will convene a Public Information Forum on the Esperanza Hills project on Thursday, March 5 from 6:30 - 8 PM at Travis Ranch School. We'd encourage those interested in protecting the hills above Yorba Linda to participate.

2015 Green Vision Map Released
Thanks to our partners and agency friends for providing substantive edits to the Green Vision Map. There were some labeling changes but more than 2600 acres added to the "protected" status.

Wildfires and the Canyons
The OC Register released an article on the risks of building homes in the canyons. Not only do firefighters have to contend with rugged terrain, but they must also deal with winding, narrow and dead-end streets. Taxpayers bear the burden of paying for homes in dangerous locations when fires strike. Maybe it is time to stop building houses at the Wildland-Urban Interface??

New Bike/Walkability Committee in Costa Mesa
Did you see that the City of Costa Mesa is looking at two sustainability issues: bikeways and walkability? The City is establishing a 15 member Committee to do this. They will look at safety, connectivity, accessibility and multi-purpose trails. Thanks to Councilmember Katrina Foley for her leadership on this endeavor.


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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 !
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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