Environment

featured graphic for Michelle Steel, Congresswoman for California’s 48th District, after COVID-19

Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mayors of Orange County’s coastline cities, and local officials from the Orange County Board of Supervisors joined Rep. Michelle Steel (R-CA) to share an update on the Surfside-Sunset & Newport Beach Replenishment Project, and to highlight the funding secured earlier this …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

On Saturday, August 13, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris along with OC Coastkeeper hosted a beach cleanup at the Huntington Beach State Park. The event saw a large turnout of 190 volunteers who quickly geared up and spread out across the coast to collect trash. Nearly 200 pounds of trash ranging from …continue reading

The California Independent System Operator Corporation has issued a statewide Flex Alert calling for voluntary energy conservation.

The California Independent System Operator has issued a Flex Alert for tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17: California-ISO-issues-Flex-Alert-for-tomorrow-Aug-17.pdf (caiso.com). The period of concern is 4 – 9 p.m. “Consumers are urged to conserve electricity, especially during the late afternoon and early evening, when the grid is most stressed due to higher demand …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris and OC Coast Keeper will host a beach cleanup in Huntington Beach on August 13, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Huntington Beach State Park, 21601 Pacific Coast Highway, PCH and Magnolia St. (Enter in through PCH and Magnolia kiosk and drive north to Lifeguard Tower …continue reading

irvine ranch conservancy

Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC) in collaboration with Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), CalTrans, California State Parks, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are improving wildlife connectivity in Orange County’s urban wildlands by enhancing a decommissioned off-ramp in Coal Canyon under the 91 freeway (SR-91). The five-year project was put in …continue reading

irvine ranch conservancy

Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC) in collaboration with UCI MCRS (Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science) Graduate Students conducted a study in OC Parks’ Limestone Canyon following the 2020 Silverado Fire that looked at the post-fire resiliency of restored coastal sage scrub habitats. On Tuesday, June 7, IRC hosted a live …continue reading

featured graphic for California Senate District 29, represented by Josh Newman

Legislation to create the California Ocean Corps received unanimous, bipartisan approval in the California State Senate. SB 1036, authored by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), will establish a conservation corps dedicated to restoration and climate resiliency along the California coast. “As the recent oil spill off the coast of Orange County …continue reading