Learn about the Puente Hills Landfill park settlement agreement, the SoCal Greenprint, and how to identify authorized trails to keep our wildlands wild! Check out our October E-Newsletter.
State Park Bill (SB 266)
Hills For Everyone sponsored SB 266 with Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) 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. Governor Newsom signed the bill on October 9th.
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.
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.
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.
It appears the regional park over the former Puente Hills Landfill site is moving forward after a settlement agreement was reached with the County of LA and the Sanitation Districts. The Districts will pay $80M over five years to fund … Read More