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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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Equestrians Attacked by Dog in Trabuco Canyon
There are many reasons to follow park and preserve rules. One of them is to keep recreational enthusiasts safe. Dogs, when allowed on trails, should ALWAYS be kept on leash. Three equestrians and their horses were attacked by a dog off leash in Trabuco Canyon. If you know the owner of the dog in this attack at O'Neill Regional Park, please report it to authorities.

Drought Stricken California to Conserve
This is serious folks. It is highly likely that the state will impose stronger restrictions to assist with water conservation. Everyone needs to do their part to save water.

Tollroad Rejected (Again)
Trestles has been saved again. The Regional Water Quality Control Board voted unanimously (6-0) to deny the permit request by the Transportation Corridor Agencies to extend the 241 South.

Appeals Court Rules Against Canyon Groups
An appeals court overturned the lower court's decision on the controversial Saddle Crest project. The decision means the developer can proceed with constructing 65 houses in the canyons. Conservation groups are evaluating options.

Banning Ranch WIN!
The Coastal Commission settled with the developers of the Banning Ranch project site. After illegally mowing sensitive habitat and operating/drilling unpermitted oil wells, the developers have agreed to permanently protect and restore 24 acres of land on-site, among other things.


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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.
Healthy Communities Toolkit

Get your copy of the newly released Healthy Communities Toolkit !
Sustainable Development Environmental Review Committee

Endorsing urban developments that reduce greenhouse gases and vehicle miles traveled.
Safe Trails Coalition

Supporting appropriate trail use that provides safe, high quality experiences and protects natural resources.
General Plan Resource Directory

Get your copy of the General Plan Resource Directory!


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