On February 17, Stop Polluting Our Newport (SPON) generously offered the Banning Ranch Conservancy a Matching Challenge of $5000. Because of your swift response to our call for help, we are now only $860 short of meeting that goal! Thank you!!!
The developers’ ongoing PR blitz is spreading misleading information and creating confusion. But the BRC is already setting the record straight with our own outreach campaign, including mailers and full-page ads. We believe the public has the right to know the whole story, including how the proposed development could come crashing down on their lives, if approved. The matching funds will allow us to continue with our community outreach effort.
We have already raised $4,140. Please help put us over the top so we can make our goal.
As always, thank you for your support, Terry Welsh, President
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NBR Settlement Agreement. On Thursday, March 12, at the California Coastal Commission Enforcement Hearing in Chula Vista, Newport Banning Ranch LLC (NBR), the developer, and the California Coastal Commission reached an agreement regarding the developer's alleged Coastal Act violations. The agreement requires NBR to permanently halt the mowing and clearing of habitat, other than for fire prevention measures required by the Orange County Fire Authority. They have also agreed to remove or seek permits for over 40 oil wells that were drilled and operated without development permits.
The Conservancy's VISION PLAN can now be accessed online. Please click here to see our VISION PLAN.
The BRC needs volunteers. If you have experience with Wordpress websites, please contact Suzanne Forster at 949 650-8806. We need volunteers to help with site design and content. If you have experience with Quickbooks for Nonprofits or would like to help out at a BRC Event or with our fundraising efforts, Suzanne would love to hear from you as well.