Recent News

Summer Newsletter Launched,
Available Online

The Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (FHBP) newsletter is now out! On the cover is the FHBP Park Legacy Project, which through a multi-step process that involves identifying each assessor parcel number, facility number, and every recorded document behind each parcel; we are cobbling together the heritage of our regional park system. Other articles include the 30×30 Campaign which seeks to protect 30% of California’s lands and coastal waters by 2030 (as well as a matching national effort); the fight to protect parkland in Santa Ana while also providing affordable housing; The Nature Conservancy’s work with the Southern California Association of Governments in creating a SoCal Greenprint (like FHBP’s Green Vision Map); and the effort to “re-save” lands in Upper Newport Bay Park & Preserve. The Green Vision Map and other articles are inside!

Pilot Program Launched by
OC Parks to Improve Trail Safety

To help curb poor trail behavior, reduce trail conflicts, and alleviate risky situations between visitors, OC Parks is implementing a Trail Pilot Program that impacts three parks. The program began on June 1st and will likely last three months. The three parks under study include Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, and Santiago Oaks Regional Park. Details can be found on the OC Parks website, on the Trail Use Pilot Program with sample trail signage. Stay tuned, be aware, and follow the rules to keep everyone safe. Keeping our trails safe for people while simultaneously protecting resources is the goal of the Safe Trails Coalition, which is why we are hoping to get the word out to as many people as possible about these park/trail changes. Please do your part to keep the trails safe and the resources protected.


Green Vision Map

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for future hike and/or workshop dates/times.


What We Do

Ensure Healthy Ecosystems

Ensure Healthy Ecosystems

FHBP supports decisions that create healthy ecosystems and opposes those that don’t.

Engage Communities

Engage the Community

FHBP collaborates with the community and organizations to achieve its mission.

Enhance Quality of Life

Enhance Quality of Life

FHBP works to improve the quality of life and sustainability of our region.