On April 29, 2015, the developers' application to the Coastal Commission was accepted as complete. Now NBR, the developers, are just one step away from having their massive development plan approved. The final hearing could come as early as October of this year!
This is an urgent wakeup call to thousands of residents of the densely packed communities surrounding Banning Ranch, who share grave concerns about the impacts of the proposed development of the Banning Ranch site.
This is your chance to say NO to more traffic jams and snarled intersections; NO to air, noise and light pollution at unsafe standards; NO to severe impacts to climate change and our scarce water supply; NO to the excavation of 2.5 million cubic yards of contaminated soil that will create public health and safety hazards, as well as destruction to the Ranch’s rare and finite natural resources.
Tell the Commissioners you want them to protect our precious coastal resources, as well as our neighborhoods!
Thank you for helping save Banning Ranch as a coastal open space park for present and future generations!
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SPON Matching Challenge! Thank you all for helping us reach--and exceed--our matching goal of $5000!! Because of SPON'S generous offer, coupled with your swift response to our matching fundraiser, we were able to launch a Community Outreach Campaign that reached more than 30,000 residents of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa with mailers, letters, newspaper ads and fliers. Our goal was to create more urgently needed public awarenss of the severe impacts of the proposed development of Banning Ranch. The response exceeded all our expectations and we thank you again for allowing us to set the record straight and tell the public the whole story about the proposed development's impacts on our lives and our environment.
Caring people, united in a worthy cause, get things done!
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.