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Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (FHBP) works to protect the natural lands, waterways and beaches of Orange County, California.

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Safe Trails Coalition Releases Study Findings
Through surveys responses provided by land managers the Coalition quantified staffing, restoration, trail and other statistics related to off-trail uses in our parks and preserves. Get the details on the factsheet. Go to the Safe Trails Coalition website.

California Gnatcatcher Stays Threatened
The federal decision to leave the California Coastal Gnatcatcher on the threatened species list was a needed move. The bird has been the reason so many lands have been protected in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Much of the land it uses as its territory has been converted to housing already.

Park May Close Due to Trail Overuse
Decision makers in Whittier are faced with a tough choice: appease residents who live near a popular park or displease park visitors who may see the park closed due to trail overuse abuse. Traffic, public urination and trespassing are just a few problems residents encounter on a daily basis.

Restoration at Santiago Oaks Park
Friends of Harbors, Beaches & Parks (FHBP) boardmember Harry Huggins ran a booth for FHBP and the Safe Trails Coalition in September. A restoration project was under way at Santiago Oaks Regional Park. Mike Wilson, OC Parks Ranger, provided careful instruction to volunteers on a four phase restoration project below the Villa Park Dam. Check out our Facebook photos!

Docent Day - October 15th
Our friends at OC Wild are hosting their annual Docent Day on Saturday, Octobe 15th from 8 - 2:30 PM at Santiago Oaks Regional Park. The cost is $15. Reserve your spot by October 7. Download the flyer.


Please consider supporting our work. In addition to the above projects we also act as the fiscal agent for other community groups. Visit our Program section to learn more.

Your support is much appreciated.

FHBP is a county-wide non-profit umbrella group educating and inspiring the residents of Orange County, ensuring the protection and restoration of our natural lands and leading a coalition of conservation and community groups to this end. Our work is focused on the following ongoing and emerging projects:

Green Vision Project

Working to find and create funding for parks, open space and water quality.
M2 Mitigation Program
Learn about the habitat mitiation program in Renewed Measure M.
Fire Study

Download a copy of the 2015 FHBP Fire and Water Quality Study and its digital data!
2016 Conservation Coalition

Join the 2016 Conservation Coalition supporting innovative environmental policies that protect natural lands in Southern California.
Safe Trails Coalition

Supporting appropriate trail use that provides safe, high quality experiences and protects natural resources.
Park Study

Get a copy of the newly released Park Study that offers more than a dozen ways to improve park access and provide nature experiences for the public.

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