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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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Residents File Lawsuit Against County & City
Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks, was a co-petitioner in a lawsuit filed against the County of Orange and City of Yorba Linda. The lawsuit was filed due to the approval of the 340 unit hillside project called Esperanza Hills. Public safety concerns dominated the complaint.

California Drought Explanation
Five years worth of torrential rains in California might bring it out of the drought, but at the root of the problem are arcane laws that encourage farmers to pull more water than they need, booming urban developments, and inaccurate water allocations for the Colorado River.

Supervisor Weighs in on Talbert Park
Aside from creating easier access to Talbert Park, officials need $180 million to fund needed repairs and maintenance. Supervisor Steel said the next step is to prioritize the needs.

Live Oak Canyon Road Safety Improvements One of the fabulous features of some of Orange County's more rural roads are the live oaks that line the roadway. Unfortunately, drivers tend to speed on these dangerous roads. The County Board of Supervisors has approved a $3.2 million project to help with safety. But at what cost ask environmental groups like FHBP? Sensitivity to the aesthetics must be considered to maintain the rural atmosphere.

California's Cap-and-Trade Program
According to California Air Resources Board Chair, Mary Nichols, California has a good story to tell on its cap and trade program. Did you know that auction sales have generated $969 million in revenue through 2014? It appears that a cap and trade program can co-exist with a strong economy says Stanford economist Lawrence Goulder. FHBP hopes to see conservation projects included as expenditures get allocated.

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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.

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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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