Category: Blog Posts

April 7, 2017April 7, 2017
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FHBP Meeting with Congressman Ed Royce

Congressman Ed Royce heard from Friends of Harbors, Beaches & Parks (FHBP) today on open space issues from consultant Melanie Schlotterbeck. We’ve learned over the years that building partnerships is essential to success. We were pleased to attend and look forward to working with the Congressman and his staff in the future

April 7, 2017April 7, 2017
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Fight for Banning Ranch Not Over Yet

Conservationists opposed to the Banning Ranch development celebrated a major legal victory last week with a California Supreme Court ruling that would require the developer to go back to square one and redo the environmental analysis for the project. Read the Voice of OC article.

April 3, 2017April 3, 2017
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City of Irvine Parks Master Plan Goes to Vote 4/6

The Irvine Planning Commission will be considering the Draft Parks Master Plan at its next meeting on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Planning Commission meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Irvine Civic Center Council Chambers located at 1 Civic Center Plaza (City Hall) in Irvine. All interested members of the public are invited to attend...

March 31, 2017March 3, 2017
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Earth Day at the Muth – April 22nd

Join Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Park and many other non-profits to celebrate Earth Day at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center (2301 University Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660).  Hosted by Newport Bay Conservancy and OC Parks, the fun, family friendly and free event runs from 10 AM – 3 PM on Saturday, April...

March 30, 2017March 31, 2017
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Victory for Banning Ranch Conservancy

After years of long fought battles, the Banning Ranch Conservancy is making headway.  The Conservancy claimed the proposed Newport Banning Ranch project had an inadequate Environmental Impact Report.  The California State Supreme Court agreed. Read the Los Angeles Times article.