Category: Blog Posts

June 21, 2017June 21, 2017
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Timeline of Milestones from the Mitigation Program

A short history of the key Environmental Mitigation Program milestones: December 2005 – FHBP provides research on landscape level mitigation. January 2006 – FHBP negotiates with OCTA to include this comprehensive mitigation program. Spring 2006 – FHBP forms and leads a conservation coalition supporting the sales tax Measure. November 2006 – Orange County voters approve...

June 20, 2017June 20, 2017
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Melanie Schlotterbeck’s Speech at OCTA Event

We’ll be sending out more information on the Orange County Transportation Authority event today celebrating the Environmental Mitigation Program’s Conservation Plan finalization in the next 24 hours, but in the meantime, here is a teaser… Melanie Schlotterbeck’s speech during the event. (Apologies for the “wavy” footage early on–take your Dramamine). View the YouTube Video.

June 19, 2017June 19, 2017
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FHBP Conservation Plan Press Release

The regional non-profit Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (FHBP) announces an environmental victory 12 years in the making. After successfully incorporating a comprehensive mitigation program into the Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) sales tax measure, Tuesday agencies put pen to paper and sign a countywide Conservation Plan. To finalize this plan, OCTA worked closely...

June 19, 2017June 19, 2017
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Conservation Victories Come in All Forms— Including From Transportation Agencies

FHBP Consultant Melanie Schlotterbeck wrote this OpEd on our latest conservation victory. Tomorrow is a day we’ve individually and collectively been working towards with the OCTA Environmental Mitigation Program since 2005. Thanks to all of our partners on making this program a success! Check out the article in the Voice of OC.