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December 6, 2019December 6, 2019

Do We Need Poseidon? Nope.

This article came just hours before the Regional Water Quality Control Board’s review and public hearing of the permit for the proposed Poseidon Desalination Plant in Huntington Beach. As the article states the “ace” up Orange County’s sleeve is the groundwater replenishment coordinated by the OC Water District. We don’t need the harmful Poseidon project....

December 2, 2019December 6, 2019

Poseidon Hearing

Poseidon still needs permits from the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board to get a green light for its Huntington Beach desalination project. Attending this workshop will be one of the most important things you can do to protect our community. The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board is holding a public workshop...

November 27, 2019November 29, 2019

Mountain Lion WINS in Court

A win for the mountain lion! Thanks to the work of Dr. Winston Vickers, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Mountain Lion Foundation and others–a developer and the City of Temecula now need to address connectivity issues for the mountain lion between the Santa Ana Mountains and the Eastern Peninsular Range (across the 15 freeway)....

November 21, 2019November 29, 2019

Climate Impacts to Infrastructure

Today, we participated in a meeting to look at climate impacts to Orange County’s infrastructure, specifically transit. OCTA will look at acute (immediate) issues and longer term (sea level rise). Topics discussed included wildfire, high heat days, coastal sea level rise and more. We will keep you posted as this study progresses. There will be a public...

November 14, 2019November 15, 2019

Loss of a Celia Kutcher

FHBP is sad to share this news that another member of the conservation community has passed. Celia Kutcher, of the California Native Plant Society, Orange County Chapter died on November 5th. She was a resource for everyone, had an endearing sense of humor, and contributed to many successes in Orange County. Thanks to OC-CNPS’s announcement...