UPDATE: BANNING RANCH HEARING IS WED, SEPTEMBER 7!!!
It's official! The Coastal Commission will meet and vote on the Banning Ranch project right here in Newport Beach on Wednesday, September 7, at the City Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Drive, N.B., 92660. The hearing will start at 9 a.m.
As always, we need a massive crowd to show the Coastal Commission our strong and widespread support for preserving Banning Ranch as open space. With the hearing in our own backyard, it will be our opportunity to show the solidarity that exists for saving the only remaining coastal open space in Orange County. It's our day and we have worked long and hard for it!
If you plan to attend the hearing, please sign up here. Carpooling can also be arranged at this link.
We urgently need your help to get ready for the hearing, so please consider attending our Sierra Club Task Force and Banning Ranch Conservancy meetings on the 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. See our Calendar page for more information on the meetings.
We continue to believe that the best possible use of the land is open space. With residential and commercial development of the site there is simply too much destruction to the Ranch’s irreplaceable natural resources. Over the decades, Banning Ranch has, on its own and against overwhelming odds, evolved into a rare and intricate ecosystem and wildlife refuge. Nature won the battle. Let’s not destroy Nature’s gains in 2016. Let’s celebrate them!
The Newport Beach Civic Center will have ample free parking for the hearing, so let's pack the place! And fight for every cubic inch of Banning Ranch that we can save in September!!!
The Conservancy's VISION PLAN can now be accessed online. Please click here to see our VISION PLAN.
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