Category: Blog Posts

January 15, 2017January 15, 2017
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Justices Appear to Support Conservancy’s Lawsuit

The conservation group Banning Ranch Conservancy had its lawsuit heard by the State Supreme Court. Justices seem to agree with them that the City of Newport Beach didn’t do what it should have in its review of the proposed Banning Ranch development. Read the article.

January 15, 2017January 15, 2017
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Restoration of Wieder Park is Planned

The Bolsa Chica Conservancy is working to restore a portion of Harriett Wieder Regional Park using restoration funds from Renewed Measure M. Friends of Harbors, Beaches, and Parks negotiated the funding source into the transportation sales tax to benefit the environment. Read the article.

January 15, 2017January 15, 2017
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Newport’s Back Bay Could Get Trash Scooper

A waterwheel could scoop up trash coming from the San Diego Creek before it pollutes Upper Newport Bay. The idea has been floating around the City of Newport Beach for a while and could cost around $750,000 to $1 million to implement. It would be a temporary solution for 10-12 years before a permanent facility...

January 13, 2017February 16, 2017
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Teacher Becomes Environmentalist in Laguna

The beauty of nature is that it allows many people to experience joy and everyone may express it differently. Check out this fun article on one such experience written for the Orange County Register.

January 4, 2017February 16, 2017
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Newport Beach Lacked Review for Banning Ranch

Justices in the Banning Ranch case initially appear to think that the City of Newport Beach lacked sufficient review for the Newport Banning Ranch project.  A decision will likely be rendered in the next 90 days. Check out the article in the Los Angeles Times.