Learn about the status of SB 266 and the Hoff Project in Yorba Linda, as well as how to prepare for the next wildfire. Read the September E-Newsletter.
More Lands Protected
The second of two acquisitions funded in May by the Wildlife Conservation Board closed escrow on August 18th. The land is 320 acres of ridgelines and follows the June 28th close of escrow on a nearby 80 acre project. Both properties include ridgeline land adjacent to Chino Hills State Park.
Hills For Everyone partnered with Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks to map 275 properties across five SoCal counties. These 30,000+ acres of possible conservation land may be able to help the State meet its 30x30 goals. Most lands are in Orange County.
State Park Bill (SB 266)
Hills For Everyone sponsored SB 266 with Senator Josh Newman to require the Department of Parks and Recreation to take title to ~1,530 acres of ridgeline land it deemed a priority in the Chino Hills State Park General Plan. The bill is on its way to the Governor's Desk for consideration. He has until October 10th to veto or sign the bill.
Blue Ridge Fire Restoration
Hills For Everyone, State Parks and the Interpretive Association are cooperating on a series of wildfire recovery grants each group received. The bridge, trail fencing, and campground sign will be rebuilt and the native plant garden replanted.
Esperanza Hills Project
The 340 unit project is on hold. The last appeal was lost November 2020. In August 2020, the City of Yorba Linda denied the grading permit for the project's entrance. The landowner filed a lawsuit against the City and City requested the case be dismissed for missing clear statutory deadlines.
SB 266, Hills For Everyone’s Chino Hills State Park expansion bill is on its way to the Governor’s Desk. A solid shout out to Senator Josh Newman and Assemblyman Phillip Chen for advocating for this bill’s passage through both houses. … Read More