Save Coyote Hills Gets $19.8M for Acquisition

Historic day as West Coyote Hills gets $19.8M funding for acquisition in California’s 2018-2019 state budget (SB-862) and SB-5, California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018, thanks to our State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and former State Senator Josh Newman [Read more...]

City Takes Another Shot to Kill $15M for Coyote Hills

The Fullerton City Council is making another attempt to derail Senator Josh Newman’s proposed Senate Bill 714 (SB-714) which would provide $15M of state funding towards the acquisition of West Coyote Hills for open space. This was discussed at its February 6, 2018 City Council meeting under the cover of its 2018 Legislative Platform. [Read more...]

A Path Forward to Development As Council Turns Down $15 Million for Coyote Hills

In the August 2017 issue of the Fullerton Observer, I wrote a somewhat tongue-in-cheek piece titled “I’m All for Saving Coyote Hills… Unless It Can Actually Be Done”. This was in response to the Orange County Register’s misinformed editorial criticizing a couple of pending state legislation to help fund the acquisition of West Coyote Hills for a public park and preserve.
AB 510 and SB 714 legislation as currently proposed by Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva and Senator Newman would set up a multi-year funding program through a Coyote Hills Conservancy to save all of Coyote Hills as a park and preserve for our park poor region of North Orange County. This is consistent with Fullerton voters’ 2012 Measure W referendum that rejected the development of West Coyote Hills.
Sadly, the majority of the Fullerton City Council lived up to my “expectation” by rejecting AB 510 and SB 714 at its August 1st City Council meeting. [Read more...]

Why Save West Coyote Hills?

North Orange County deserves its fair share of parks. There is a great imbalance of parks and open space between North and South Orange County. North Orange County is highly urbanized with few parks and even fewer opportunities for new parks. Comparing parks per capita between North and South counties :
• North Orange County has 1 acre per 246 people.
• South Orange County has 1 acre per 6 people.
The National Recreation and Parks Association standard for parkland is 1 acre per 100 people. Within 7 miles of West Coyote Hills, there is only 1 acre per 356 people! Let’s not let the opportunity for a West Coyote Hills park slip away from us!

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January 12th 2019 Nature Walk

Please join us for an enjoyable Nature Walk along the trails of West Coyote Hills.  In Fall and Winter, buckwheat flowers dry to a rusty brown-red.  And if provided with enough early morning dew and longer cool nights, many native plants begin sprouting...

Lakeview Dr. /Laguna Lake Equestrian Center, Fullerton, CA 92835
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Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks, Inc., is the fiscal sponsor to the Friends of Coyote Hills. Their Federal Tax ID is 33-0776377. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.