Category: Blog Posts

January 15, 2017January 15, 2017
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Google Timelapse Tool

Google always has great tools to understand our environment and how it changes over time. Use this tool to see how the landscape has changed since 1984. Type in the location in the upper left corner and in the lower left corner you can set your speed of transition. Then, just sit back and watch....

January 15, 2017January 15, 2017
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Hikers Rescued in Whiting Ranch

Three hikers were rescued from a cliff’s edge in Whiting Ranch after straying off trail. Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the helicopter (Duke) came to their aid. It is an important reminder to stay on marked trails. Read the article.

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...