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Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks, Inc.

 P.O. Box 9256
 Newport Beach, CA 92658
[P] (714) 779-7561
[F] --
[email protected]
Melanie Schlotterbeck
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 33-0776377 00000


Mission StatementMORE »

FHBP's mission is “to promote, protect, and enhance the harbors, beaches, parks, trails, open spaces, natural preserves, and historic sites in Orange County.”

Mission Statement

FHBP's mission is “to promote, protect, and enhance the harbors, beaches, parks, trails, open spaces, natural preserves, and historic sites in Orange County.”

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $101,753.00
Projected Revenue $101,550.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • CEQA Mitigation Review
  • Orange County Environmental Mitigation Program
  • Green Vision Coalition & Map
  • Safe Trails Coalition
  • Green Vision Campaign Implementation

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Mission Statement

FHBP's mission is “to promote, protect, and enhance the harbors, beaches, parks, trails, open spaces, natural preserves, and historic sites in Orange County.”

Background Statement

In 1997, ten Orange County environmental volunteers created Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks, also known as FHBP. Leaders from 10 different environmental organizations joined the board to organize a new consolidated approach that strengthened and coordinated the voice of parks, water, open space, and environmental education groups. The main event, which crystallized the concerns of FHBP board members was the reorganization of County government in 1996-1997 in the wake of the loss of funds through state reallocations and the County bankruptcy. The vision to form a countywide parks and open space advocacy and support group now became a mandate.

Impact Statement

FHBP has seen incredible success including, but not limited to:
  1. Supporting the Orange County Transportation Authority in its adoption of a landscape level conservation plan that mitigates impacts from freeway construction;
  2. Presenting at multiple conferences as a panelist or featured speaker;
  3. Wrote or signed onto 32 comment letters for local, regional, statewide, and national decisions that impact Orange County habitats and species in 2018;
  4. Offered several free family friendly interpretive hikes, with additional hikes planned for 2019; and
  5. Wrote a Tree Preservation Ordinance for the County’s consideration.

Needs Statement

Our five most pressing needs are funding for the following projects:
  • Advancing Conservation Policies in Orange County – Ensure existing and/or new conservation policies are followed and that proper stewardship of natural lands is a priority. ($25,000)
  • Creating a Science-Based Protocol for SoCal Habitats – Substantiate the benefits of conservation in Southern California habitat lands as they relate to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through a scientific protocol. ($250,000)
  • Implement the Safe Trails Action Plan – Engage stakeholders, land managers and trail users to create safe trail systems that maintain intact habitats and provide safe experiences for all. ($20,000)
  • Advancing Orange County's Tree Ordinance - We wrote and are now working with the County of Orange to adopt a county-wide tree ordinance to protect specimen trees. ($15,000)
  • Creating a Park Preservation and Land Use Map - By researching conservation mechanisms on each Orange County Park, this mapping effort will educate visitors and park users as to the preservation history and uses allowed on the land. ($15,000)

CEO Statement

Through funding by individuals and grants over our 20+ year organizational lifespan, FHBP has built a unique, credible and needed place in Orange County's political structure.  The basic and unique needs that we provide are:
  • The well respected and up-to-date Green Vision Map along with complete parcel data,
  • The 85 member Green Vision Coalition of groups who support the Green Vision,
  • Helping develop rational solutions to funding and other needs, and 
  • Assisting with collaborations or negotiations with other agencies.

Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations can be made by mail, with checks payable to FHBP:Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks P.O. Box 9256, Newport Beach, CA 92658 

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County

Our work benefits all Orange County residents.

Organization Categories

  1. Environment - Land Resources Conservation
  2. Environment - Alliances & Advocacy
  3. Environment - Natural Resources Conservation & Protection



CEQA Mitigation Review

FHBP will publish a report outlining the efficacy of biological mitigation measures required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in Orange County. As background on the second task, many of Orange County’s unprotected natural lands are threatened with poorly planned developments. The main tool residents and non-profits have used to fight these projects is CEQA. It was passed in 1970 with three goals: adequately analyze and mitigate impacts from projects; disclose those impacts to decision makers and the public, and require public participation in the process.
CEQA has a set list of required topics to analyze, such as: circulation, population and housing, public safety, air quality, water, and biology. Conservation groups try to sway votes and make policy changes to reduce impacts, but litigation is usually the last tool left to alter or stop a bad project. Having been involved in the policy arena for 20 years, FHBP is keenly aware of the pitfalls and problems associated with CEQA. Several key questions on the effectiveness of the law as it relates to mitigation measures include: (1) are the mitigation measures tracked, (2) are they implemented, (3) are they effective at protecting endangered species (or not), (4) are the mitigation measures (and results) monitored, and (5) what solutions, if any, need to be formalized to improve the tracking, implementation, efficacy, and monitoring.
Much of 2019 will be spent researching the answers to these very questions as they relate to the biological analysis. If CEQA is not actually protecting endangered species, then we need to know that and contribute to potential legislative solutions.  
Budget  $60,000
Category  Environment, General/Other Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 
The short term success include: understanding if the mitigation measures required by state and federal agencies, including: the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) are adequate. 
Program Long-Term Success  While we intuitively know some projects meet mitigation needs better than others, FHBP proposes to review approved projects to answer the above questions. We don't yet know what the long term successes will be.  However, the timing is perfect for examples of successes and failures relating to CEQA. Discussions are being held at the statewide level to reform CEQA (“CEQA 2.0”) and all sides are represented. Our research will become a case study and substantively contribute to improving the outcome for species impacts when CEQA 2.0 occurs.
Program Success Monitored By 
It’s been more than a year since we’ve published a toolkit and knowing that CEQA reform discussions are occurring at the state level means we have a real chance to improve species protections by having examples ready for when the discussion turns to mitigation and monitoring. This endeavor will need to be narrowed geographically, local agency interviews will occur to identify projects that fit our needs. Success will be achieved when:
1. We collect enough examples to review on-the-ground projects;
2. We complete site visits for confirmation of biological mitigation measures and their efficacy; and,
3. We know how well (or not) CEQA is handling sensitive species. 
Examples of Program Success  We are too early in the process for examples of program successes.  This new endeavor was launched in January 2019.  Initial discussions with the permitting agencies shows interest in the topic.

Orange County Environmental Mitigation Program

Known as M2, Renewed Measure M was approved by voters in November 2006. It includes $11.8 billion in transportation improvements for the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (FHBP) led negotiations for and formed the Coalition around the Measure’s conservation program.  The Measure included an innovative advanced mitigation program for reducing the impacts of the approved freeway projects.  This environmental mitigation program pooled the project impacts and pooled the money to mitigate them so that landscape level conservation would occur throughout Orange County.  It was the first time conservation groups (more than 30) aligned interests with OCTA. FHBP Green Vision Coordinator, Melanie Schlotterbeck, has served as the Environmental Oversight Committee’s Vice Chair since 2007, which oversees the program’s expenditures.  FHBP keeps the coalition informed of all meetings, decisions, and the program's expenditures. Upcoming actions include the creation of a non-wasting endowment, the disposition of the properties to long term land managers, and the creation and recordation of the deed restrictions/conservation easements.

Budget  $30,000.00
Category  Environment, General/Other Land Conservation
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 

Near term achievements resulting from this program are the permanent protection of high value natural lands.  Sensitive, threatened, and endangered species and their rapidly disappearing landscapes will be protected.  Reserve design, wildlife corridors, buffer areas, watersheds, and other important conservation features are considered in the acquisition strategy.  Roughly 13 species of concern will be targeted by OCTA to protect habitat and help the species recover from its current threatened or endangered state.

Program Long-Term Success 

Thirteen voter approved freeway projects throughout Orange County will no longer be mitigated on a project-by-project basis.  Through an environmental mitigation program, these projects will use science to substantiate the long-term protection of undeveloped natural lands currently in private ownership. Landowners opt-in to the program to have their property evaluated for its biological values and through a thoughtful evaluation process lands will be acquired and/or restored in perpetuity. Lands protected under this program no longer face the threat of development.  This program (approach to conservation) fundamentally changes how transportation projects are mitigated.

Program Success Monitored By 

The program is working because OCTA is no longer mitigating its freeway projects on a project-by-project basis--an outdated methodology. An Environmental Oversight Committee was established to oversee the program and make conservation expenditure recommendations. Tools used to track success include the number of properties acquired or acreage preserved (7 properties to date, ~1,300 acres) and the number of restoration project sites or acres restored (11 properties to date, ~350 acres).  OCTA finalized a Natural Communities Conservation Plan and Habitat Conservation Plan with buy-in from state/federal resource agencies and support from the environmental coalition.  The Authority continues to receive much praise from the environmental community for its leadership in the Southern California region with its comprehensive mitigation approach.  It is likely to be a model for the six-county wide region.

Examples of Program Success 
Properties acquired to date (February 2019):
  • Saddle Creek South (84 acres)
  • Hayashi (301 acres)
  • Ferber Ranch (399 acres)
  • O’Neill Oaks (119 acres)
  • Hafen (49 acres)
  • MacPherson (206 acres)
  • Aliso Canyon (151 acres)
Restoration projects to date (February 2019):
  • Big Bend (Laguna Beach)
  • City Parcel (San Juan Capistrano)
  • Fairview Park (Costa Mesa)
  • Irvine Ranch (Irvine)
  • UCI Reserve (Irvine)
  • Aliso Creek (Laguna Niguel)
  • Telegraph Canyon (Yorba Linda)
  • Harriett Weider Regional Park (Huntington Beach)
  • Lower Silverado Canyon (Silverado)
  • North Coal Canyon (Yorba Linda)
  • West Loma (County of Orange)
Funding remaining is ~$150 million for future expenditures on conservation activities.

Green Vision Coalition & Map

It is difficult to chart out a course without a plan of action.  Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (FHBP) developed its plan in a very graphic way -- the creation of the Green Vision Map.  In early 2000, FHBP asked various conservation organizations to add their project (lands threatened with development) to a map.  Ultimately this map became the vision for how we wanted to see Orange County in the future.  It focused development on the interior areas instead of at the wildland-urban interface.  This map and the ever-growing Coalition behind the effort has seen incredible success in the creation of a regional advanced mitigation program for Orange County's freeway projects, a statewide conservation conference, and more.  The glue that keeps this coalition bound together and working for additional funding sources (like the recently passed Park Bond [Prop. 68]).  Without our leadership--the map, the coalition, and the resolve wouldn't exist.
Budget  $30,000.00
Category  Environment, General/Other Land Conservation
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 
The near-term achievements from this effort include:
  • A unified voice for the conservation work in Orange County,
  • The creation of tools, resources, and graphics that help guide decisions about land use,
  • The education of Coalition members through workshops,
  • The leadership and influence we've had over decisions, legislation and more through sign on letters, and
  • The creation of a thoughtful criteria evaluation form for the Green Vision Map.
Program Long-Term Success  What our Coalition and FHBP hopes to see is that with a united voice and a plan (the Green Vision Map) improved conservation opportunities not only exist but can also be implemented regionally.  Our coalition members have gone from sometimes "rough around the edges" to highly sophisticated as it relates to land use planning.  The goal ultimately would be to conserve the threatened properties on the Green Vision Map and ensure future developments avoid important preserve areas.  It is absolutely necessary to keep the Map up to date so each year, FHBP funds the update of its geographic information systems (GIS) database. 
Program Success Monitored By  We know our work is having an incredible influence because the Green Vision Map has been adopted by the Orange County Transportation Authority to serve as a baseline assessment of protected conservation land and potential acquisition sites.  In addition, our Green Vision Map was identified as a regional resource for conservation mapping by the Southern California Association of Governments.  The magazine Orange Coast featured FHBP's Green Vision Map in an article. We have served as a resource for those in need of mitigation lands and funding for conservation focused grants. This GIS database/map allows us to quickly identify lands eligible for specific opportunities.  Additionally, we've recently engaged cities and local planners in our work to broaden the base of support and education. 
Examples of Program Success 
Our work through the Coalition is making significant achievements as demonstrated by the following successes:
  • More than 80 conservation and community groups support our work to find and create funding for parks, water quality, and open space.
  • Our Green Vision Map is now shown at the parcel level and is updated yearly.
  • Through a unified voice we were able to secure $243.5 million for conservation of natural lands in the Orange County Transportation Authority's Renewed Measure M.
  • We were able to write and help get adopted the state's first conservation policy in a Sustainable Communities Strategy.
  • We were able to promote and help get adopted the state's second conservation policy in the Southern California Association of Governments Regional Transportation Plan.
  • We were able to advance the concept of natural resource preservation in the state's Cap and Trade Investment Plan making Orange County eligible for additional conservation funding.

Safe Trails Coalition

Audubon California, Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks, Laguna Canyon Foundation, Sea and Sage Audubon Society, and Sierra Club founded the Safe Trails Coalition (STC) to preserve access to these diverse landscapes through trail systems that allow people to enjoy these lands while protecting the resources in them. STC supports all trail users who use the existing network of authorized trails, are willing to ensure native plants and wildlife and other natural resources are protected, and agree that all trail users and park visitors are entitled to a safe and enjoyable experience in the wilderness. We are working together to achieve our common goals and ensure the enforcement of existing safety, speed, trespass, and environmental laws. Our current goal is the creation of a historical preservation map which details why and how the park or preserve was protected and what uses are or are not allowed on it.
Budget  $15,000.00
Category  Environment, General/Other Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 
The Coalition's short term successes will be measured by the implementation of our Work Plan which outlines strategies for: 
  • Establishing a broad coalition;
  • Ensuring consistent enforcement;
  • Providing safe and responsible access;
  • Gaining support from decision makers and land managers;
  • Utilizing new technologies;
  • Documenting and restoring trails; and,
  • Providing appropriate education.
Program Long-Term Success  Long term success of our Safe Trails Coalition will mean that Orange County's special places are both protected from damaging activities and that all trail users will be able to enjoy safe trail experiences.  This means there needs to be a prioritization to enforce existing trail rules, which will result in reduced risk/liability for land managers, protected natural resources and improved habitats.  Land managers will balance recreational needs with appropriate stewardship through the closure of trails in sensitive areas, the enforcement of trespass, environmental, and other laws, as well as the education of park users and recreational visitors.
Program Success Monitored By 
Our efforts will be successful if we are able to:
  • Ensure Orange County parklands and their natural resources are protected while balancing the recreational needs of park visitors.
  • Collaborate with partners to enforce existing rules and regulations that allow for appropriate and authorized trail use while promoting positive and safe outdoor experiences.
Though our Coalition supports the work of land managers we do have the final say or responsibility to enact efforts on the ground.  Ultimately though, success will be achieved if the number of infractions (trail cutters, trespassers, nighttime riders, etc.) are reduced, the number of "new" unauthorized trails are reduced, the health and quantity of endangered and threatened plants and animals improves and fewer accidents and injuries occur on trails because educational activities worked. 
Examples of Program Success  The data that will evaluate our success will include the number of organizations and individuals that endorse or sign on to the Safe Trails Coalition.  We held a highly successful workshop to cover the topics trail users most concerned about--it was a sold out crowd.  Additionally, we will know we are successful if land managers begin enforcing trail rules which results in an improved experience and improved habitat.

Green Vision Campaign Implementation

Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks’ board contributes to meeting our mission by focusing time and energy on our campaigns. Most of this work involves working closely with Green Vision Coalition members to ensure protection of important lands through acquisition, participating in the planning process, and sometimes using legal action. Now that Proposition 68 has passed, we are focused on additional acquisitions that benefit our individual and collective conservation goals.
Budget  $15,000.00
Category  Environment, General/Other Land Conservation
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  Sometimes short term successes include things as simple as testimony at a hearing, letter writing campaigns, and/or calls to the decision makers. FHBP engages on numerous projects at the local and regional level.
Program Long-Term Success  Long term successes that come from this program include the implementation of the Green Vision Map, the successful acquisition and management of important lands, use/application of appropriate land use policies, and (when necessary) filing of  or support of legal actions (lawsuits).
Program Success Monitored By  We maintain connections with our Green Vision partners to ensure Friends of Harbors Beaches and Parks is aligned with the end goal of our partners.  Actions that result in good land use decisions, updates to the Green Vision Map, increased attendance at public meetings, etc. are how we monitor our success.
Examples of Program Success 
By collaborating with others, FHBP has:
  • Protected 63,000+ acres of natural lands forever, and 
  • Created more than $243 million to spend on conservation in Orange County.


CEO/Executive Director Michael Wellborn
CEO Term Start 1998
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Michael Wellborn is a public policy consultant and retired land use planning manager / Zoning Administrator with the County of Orange. Mike is a graduate of the College of Natural Resources at U.C. Berkeley and is the President of the Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the California Watershed Network and the Orange County League of Conservation Voters. Throughout the years, he has also been a member of the Housing and Community Development Advisory Board for the City of Fountain Valley, and has served as a Planning Commissioner for the Talega Valley Planning Authority. He was the public co-chair of the California Watershed Council Integrated Planning Workgroup, the co-founder of the Santa Ana Sucker Discussion Group, and helped establish watershed restoration programs throughout Orange County.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Jean Watt Jan 2000 Dec 2016

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Claire Schlotterbeck Strategic Consultant After 10 years away from her beloved California, Claire Schlotterbeck became involved in 1978 in a fledgling effort to establish a state park in northern Orange County. More than three decades and 14,104 protected acres later Chino Hills State Park is nearly complete. Claire currently serves as Executive Director of Hills For Everyone, the non-profit citizen’s group that has created this State Park, a park that lies at the juncture of four of California’s most rapidly growing and urbanized counties. She continues to lead the cooperative citizen and governmental effort to protect the backbone and backdrop of open space known as the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor. Because of her experience in building coalitions, Claire joined FHBP’s Green Vision Project Team to identify and secure funding for parkland acquisition. Ms. Schlotterbeck has also served as a consultant to the California State Parks Foundation, Laguna Canyon Foundation, and Laguna Greenbelt, Inc. In 2009, she proposed creating a Resource Directory for cities to understand sustainable policies and recent state laws. 
Melanie Schlotterbeck, CMP Green Vision Project Coordinator Melanie focuses her work with conservation non-profits throughout the state. Her skill set ranges from GIS mapping to graphic design, grantwriting to messaging. In 2005, Melanie became the outreach coordinator for FHBP's Green Vision Project which consists of over 80 supporting organizations. She links the groups to county issues, provides regular updates, and organizes several workshops for the Coalition each year. Melanie was also the lead local organizer for the statewide Resource Conservation Conference co-sponsored by FHBP. In 2006, she coordinated the wide-ranging support from conservation and community groups and assisted with negotiations for Renewed Measure M's comprehensive mitigation program. She now sits on the Orange County Transportation Authority's Environmental Oversight Committee, as its Vice Chair and represents more than 30 supporting organizations. The Committee oversees the mitigation program. In 2009, she sat on the Orange County Report Card Committee for the Parks, Recreation, and the Environment. In 2011, she began collaborating with the Orange County Council of Governments and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Through these partnerships she was successful in creating two new conservation policies in the Orange County and SCAG Sustainable Communities Strategy documents.
Terry Watt, AICP Planning Consultant Since 1989, Terrell Watt, AICP, has owned Terrell Watt Planning Consultants. Ms. Watt’s firm specializes in planning and implementation efforts focused on regionally-significant projects that promote resource conservation and sustainable development patterns. Prior to forming her own consulting group, she was the staff planning expert with the environmental and land use law firm Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger. She is an expert in general and specific planning, open space, and agricultural land conservation, and environmental compliance. Her skills also include facilitation, public outreach, and negotiation. Terrell works with a wide variety of clients throughout California including non-profit organizations, government agencies, and foundations. In 2005, on behalf of Friends of Harbors, Beaches, and Parks and its environmental coalition she negotiated $243.5 million in an Orange County transportation measure to comprehensively mitigate for habitat impacts due to freeway projects. As a planning expert, Terry worked closely with the team on the creation of the General Plan Resource Directory.


Award Awarding Organization Year
20th Anniversary Certificate of Recognition County of Orange - Supervisor Todd Spitzer 2017
20th Anniversary Certificate of Recognition California Legislature - Assemblymember Matthew Harper 2017
20th Anniversary Resolution California Legislature - Senator Patricia Bates 2017
Excellence in Transportation Award CalTrans 2017
Honoree Women For: Orange County 2012
Chipko Award Canyonland Conservation Fund 2010
Special Recognition Orange County League of Conservation Voters 2010
Top Achievements of the Environmental Community in Southern California Environment Now 2007


Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Friends of Harbors, Beaches, and Parks' (FHBP) Green Vision Project consists of over 85 conservation and community organizations that support finding and creating funding for parks, open space, and water quality. In addition, FHBP through the Green Vision Project has worked closely with the Orange County Transportation Authority, US Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Orange County Council of Governments, Orange County Business Council, and the Southern California Association of Governments.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 25
Number of Contract Staff 6
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 4
Male: 2
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Michael Wellborn
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
Board Chair Term Jan 2019 - Dec 2019
Board Co-Chair Gloria Sefton
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Vice President
Board Co-Chair Term Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Matt Bennett -- Voting
Jim Carr Sierra Club Voting
Jack Eidt Wild Heritage Planners Voting
Helen Higgins Friends of Coyote Hills Voting
Amy Litton OC Wild Voting
Theresa Sears Friends of Barham Ranch Voting
Gloria Sefton Community Activist Voting
Vikki Swanson Newport Bay Conservancy Voting
Tina Thompson Richards Friends of the OC Zoo Voting
Mike Wellborn California Watershed Network Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Sandy Genis -- NonVoting
Stephanie Barger Earth Resource Foundation NonVoting
Connie Boardman Mayor of Huntington Beach NonVoting
Ilse Byrnes California Trails & Greenways Foundation NonVoting
Roy Byrnes Councilmember, San Juan Capistrano NonVoting
Debbie Cook Former Mayor of Huntington Beach NonVoting
Keith Curry City Council member NonVoting
Tom Harman -- NonVoting
Evelyn Hart Former Mayor of Newport Beach NonVoting
Jack Keating Newport Bay Conservancy NonVoting
Vic Leipzig Sea and Sage Audubon NonVoting
Tom Maloney Retired OC Park Ranger NonVoting
Stephanie Pacheco Community Volunteer NonVoting
Claire Schlotterbeck Hills For Everyone NonVoting
Dan Silver, MD Endangered Habitats League NonVoting
Nancy Skinner Community Volunteer NonVoting
Jack Skinner, MD Stop Polluting Our Newport NonVoting
Dick Zembal Orange County Water District NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 11
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 7
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 71%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Legislative
  • Nominating


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $101,550.00
Projected Expenses $101,753.00
Form 990s

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 990 Form

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $223,110 $224,610 $85,726
Total Expenses $213,303 $170,898 $113,606

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$33,482 $34,989 $23,919
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- $0 $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue $189,230 $189,029 $61,751
Investment Income, Net of Losses $398 $592 $56
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events -- $0 $0
Revenue In-Kind -- $0 $0
Other -- $0 $0

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $195,750 $160,473 $110,999
Administration Expense $2,539 $4,718 $2,607
Fundraising Expense $15,014 $5,707 $0
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.05 1.31 0.75
Program Expense/Total Expenses 92% 94% 98%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 45% 16% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $296,862 $287,053 $233,341
Current Assets $296,862 $287,053 $233,341
Long-Term Liabilities -- $0 $0
Current Liabilities -- $0 $0
Total Net Assets $296,862 $287,053 $233,341

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.