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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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Editorial on Madrona
Hills For Everyone Executive Director Claire Schlotterbeck wrote a solid editorial for the Voice of OC commenting that Brea is "playing with fire" on the poorly planned Madrona project. Hills For Everyone and Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks are suing the City of Brea over this project's approval.

FHBP Newsletter Released
The Summer 2014 edition of the FHBP newsletter was released in July. The theme of this newsletter was corridors. Corridors connect the landscape and provide a safe and reliable way for animals, birds and plants to move.

Water Shortage Ahead
According to a recent article, the projected water supply in Southern California will only last 12-18 months if the drought continues. The author suggests three immediate steps: 1 - understanding our water supply situation, 2 - mandatory water restrictions and 3 - better groundwater management.

City of Orange Upholds Project Denial
Orange City Council reconsidered the Rio Santiago development. The vote was 3-2 to uphold the Planning Commission's unanimous denial.

Green Vision Map Updated
The Green Vision Map has been updated for 2014. A few of the changes include acquisitions in Laguna and Silverado Canyons. The Great Park alignment was also updated. View the map through the Zoomify feature.


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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 !
Orange Coast River Park

Focusing on a 1,000 acre Park at the mouth of the Santa Ana River.
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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