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Green Vision WorkshopIn 2005, Friends of Harbors, Beaches, and Parks embarked on an ambitious mission to put together a coalition. Our coalition has united over 80 conservation and community organizations in the County. All of these organizations have their own mission from cultural resource protection to improving water quality to connecting faith and the environment. All of these groups eventually came together to support what is known as the Green Vision Project.

To learn about issues, tools, and strategies the Green Vision Project team hosts workshops. Topics range from understanding climate change to finding conservation funding sources, and creating healthy communities.

Learn more about our workshops:

September 22, 2012- The Government in the Sunshine Laws
Catherine Engberg (Shute Mihaly & Weinberger) led the discussion on three important Government in the Sunshine Laws. Her topic included the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, and the Freedom of Information Act. Catherine did a superb job outlining the laws, exemptions, fees, and associated information about these important "right to know" laws. There were lively discussions and many stories from the audience and Catherine.

May 8, 2012 - Room Enough
Jeremy Madsen (Greenbelt Alliance) was the morning keynote discussing how the Alliance transitioned from a single-issue non-profit (open space conservation) to a multi-issue non-profit. Stephen Riley (City of Livermore), Norm Grossman (City of Laguna Beach Planning Commission), and Jeremy Madsen (Greenbelt Alliance) participated in a panel, where they each covered various ways to balance growth and provide for the protection of open space.

September 15, 2011 - Smart Investments for Orange County's Future
Dave Simpson (Orange County Council of Governments) and Huasha Liu (Southern California Association of Governments) presented on the status of the Orange County and regional Sustainable Communities Strategy. Teresa Lang (Climate Action Reserve), Michelle Passero (The Nature Conservancy), and Ann Dalkey (Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy) presented on protocols, cap and trade and carbon sequestration/avoidance in coastal sage scrub and chaparral habitat types.

March 4, 2011 - Conservation and Smart Growth Funding Opportunities
Monte Ward (M. Ward & Associates), Michael McCormick (Pacific Municipal Consulting) and Connie Gallippi (Conservation Strategy Group) presented case studies on local funding and provided updates and current trends on local, regional, state, and federal funding opportunities for both conservation and smart growth projects.

November 6, 2009 Workshop - General Plans & Climate Change
Speakers from the Cities of Ventura, Newport Beach, Brea, Santa Monica, Fullerton, and Aliso Viejo showcased innovative existing General Plan policies, explained how to adopt sustainable General Plans policies, and how to create Climate Action Plans. FHBP also released its draft General Plan Resource Directory for review.

May 12, 2009 Workshop - General Plans, CEQA & Climate Change
Speakers from the Attorney General's office, the Cities of Irvine and Hercules guided the discussion of improving our city/county General Plans to accomodate climate change impacts.

April 29, 2008 Workshop - Green LA, Community Organizing 101 and Global Warming 101
Speakers from the Green LA Coalition, along with Elizabeth Lambe, and Terry Watt provided information on LA County's environmental coalition, community organizing, and global warming respectively.

October 24, 2007 Workshop - Water Quality, Watershed Funding and HBP's Strategic Plan
Speakers from the Irvine Ranch Water District, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, and County of Orange's Watershed Division provided information on Orange County's water quality and watershed funding opportunities.

March 2, 2007 - Harbors, Beaches and Parks Crisis and Effective Messaging
Speakers from FHBP and the Lew Edwards Group presented information on the Harbors, Beaches, and Parks crisis and effective messaging respectively.

June 23, 2006 - Harbors, Beaches and Parks Strategic Plan and the Green Vision Map
Speakers from FHBP led the discussion on the Harbors, Beaches, and Parks Strategic Plan and participants updated the Green Vision Map and Matrix.

February 22, 2006 - Conservation Funding and Measure M's Environmental Mitigation
Speakers from The Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, and the Endangered Habitats League spoke about conservation financing, campaign measure,s and negotiating TransNet. The participants were also introduced to the Measure M Environmental Mitigation concept.

November 5, 2005 - OCTA's Renewed Measure M and the HBP Strategic Plan
Speakers from the Orange County Transportation Authority and County of Orange presented information on the Renewed Measure M sales tax and the Harbors, Beaches and Parks Strategic Plan.

June 7, 2005 - Conservation Funding and OC Polling
Speakers from FHBP and Fairbank Maslin Maullin and Associates presented information on conservation funding sources and participants heard the results of the Orange County open space and watershed polling.

March 15, 2005 - The Green Vision Map, Update on Conservation Funding, and Polling
Speakers from FHBP and Fairbank Maslin Maullin and Associates presented information on the Green Vision Map, statewide and regional conservation funding, and polling.

 

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