Tribal Acknowledgment

Orange County, where the majority of Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks’ work is focused, is on the ancestral homelands of the Acjachemen (Juaneño) and Tongva (Gabrieliño) people. We pay respect to the Indigenous People whose land was forcibly colonized and recognize the importance of the tribal relationship to the land past, present, and future.

Recent News

30×30 Workshops Launched

Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (FHBP) received grant funding to train community groups, non-profits, and land trusts in the conservation, social equity, environmental justice and tribal arenas on how to implement 30×30. FHBP is hosting eight virtual workshops focused on the Pathways to 30×30 and the “how to” behind conservation and restoration work. The latter focus includes funding discussions, transactions, and capacity presentations. The workshops will be every fourth Thursday from 10 – 11:30 am starting in April and ending in November. They will be recorded and include closed captioning and live Spanish language interpretation. (NOTE: November is the 5th Thursday.)

Celebration of Life for Jean H. Watt

The family of Jean H. Watt invites you to participate in the Celebration of Life Services to honor the life, work, and achievements of this Newport Beach legend. Services will be held at a Newport Beach venue on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 1 – 4 PM. To get the details you must register in advance. This event is expected to be well attended because of Jean’s extensive work and volunteer efforts, this is why the family asks that you register in advance to help plan for seating and food.

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Upcoming Events

Equestrian Ride at Trabuco Rose Preserve
Sep 17, 2023 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Registration is required in advance.

Workshop #6 || Taller #6
Pathways to 30×30 (#1, #3, and #4)
Caminos hacia 30×30 (#1, #3 y #4)

September 28 | 28 de septiembre 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Registration is required in advance.
Gratis, pero es necesario registrarse.

Jean Watt’s Celebration of Life
Oct 14, 2023 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Download the Event Flyer
Register online

Workshop #7 || Taller #7
Building Organizational Capacity
Creación de
capacidad organizativa

October 26 | 26 de octubre 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Registration is required in advance.
Gratis, pero es necesario registrarse.

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.