Fiscally Sponsored Groups

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Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks meets its mission by also acting as the fiscal agent for several community groups in Orange County. All of these organizations are working to ensure the protection of important natural lands, provide educational opportunities at recreational facilities, or enhance existing natural areas.

Here are brief descriptions of each fiscally sponsored group:

California Watershed Coalition
The Coalition is an ad-hoc partnership of non-profit organizations that collaborate on specific projects and issues facing restorationists in California. The Coalition includes the: California Watershed Network, Sacramento River Watershed Program, Salmonid Restoration Federation, Sierra Nevada Alliance, Sonoma Ecology Center, California Urban Streams Partnership, Northern California Council of Fly Fishers, and the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts.

Coalition Contact: Michael Wellborn

Crime Victims' Memorial LogoCrime Victims’ Monument
The Crime Victims’ Monument group was created to “provide strength to crime victims by offering victims and the community a place of healing and reflection at the Crime Victims’ Monument.”

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Friends of Coyote Hills LogoFriends of Coyote Hills

The Friends of Coyote Hills is a group of volunteers from Fullerton and surrounding communities united on the mission “to save all of West Coyote Hills for a park and nature preserve for now and the future.”

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Friends of the OC Zoo

OC Wild LogoOrange County Wild
The purpose of Orange County Wild is to proactively develop and implement a cohesive strategy to preserve, protect, and enhance our wildland forest, park, and reserve resources, from the mountains to the Pacific.

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Saddleback Canyons Conservancy

The mission of the Saddleback Canyons Conservancy is “to support and strengthen the Foothill/Trabuco and Silverado-Modjeska Specific Plans as implementation policies of the General Plan to preserve and protect the environmental treasures and rural character of the canyon communities adjacent to the Trabuco District of the Cleveland National Forest.”

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Santiago Hills
The Santiago Hills group was formed “to preserve open space in East Orange.”

Group Contact: Theresa Sears

Santiago Oaks
The Santiago Oaks group supports Santiago Oaks Regional Park.

Group Contact: Theresa Sears

SoCal 350 LogoSoCal 350
SoCal 350 was established in 2013 to work on solutions to the climate crisis at the local, regional and national level. SoCal 350 aims to build a mass movement throughout Southern California for a healthy climate and a 100% clean energy future with full employment.

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SCWRP LogoSouthern California Wetlands Recovery Project
The Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project is “dedicated to acquiring, restoring, and expanding coastal wetlands and watersheds throughout Southern California.”

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