What we're about

Banning Ranch is some 400 acres of open space that lies at the mouth of the Santa Ana River bordering Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa. It is adjacent to Sunset Ridge Park in Newport Beach and OC Parks' Talbert Preserve and 92 acres wetlands being restored by the Army Cop of Engineers which one can see from the Santa Ana River bicycle trail.

Newport Beach voted to make Banning Ranch a Park and Preserve in 2006, and our group is dedicated to the realization of that vision. We have organizational meetings each 2nd Wednesday in Costa Mesa at the Mesa Verde United Methodist Church at 6:30 PM

We met to hold tabling events, outreach to let local communities know about the value of Banning Ranch and take action working with other groups interested in either the environment or quality of life of the area as well as though who see the Banning Ranch issues as greater than Coastal Orange County - as decisions related to development or preservation could impact the entire coast of California

Currently we are preparing for the Coastal Commission Hearing in Newport Beach this September 7, 8 or 9 (actual date is determined about Aug 20.)

Upcoming events (5+)

Sierra Club Banning Ranch Task Force Regular Meeting

Mesa Verde United Methodist Church

As of last month, the Task Force has changed its schedule to have regular meetings on the third Thursday of the month. The next meeting is 4/20. Email new Task Force Chair Michelle Gastil at [masked] to be sure you are included in future announcements and to be sent an agenda before meetings. Thank you!

Sierra Club Banning Ranch Task Force Regular Meeting

Mesa Verde United Methodist Church

As of last month, the Task Force has changed its schedule to have regular meetings on the third Thursday of the month. The next meeting is 4/20. Email new Task Force Chair Michelle Gastil at [masked] to be sure you are included in future announcements and to be sent an agenda before meetings. Thank you!

Sierra Club Banning Ranch Task Force Regular Meeting

Mesa Verde United Methodist Church

As of last month, the Task Force has changed its schedule to have regular meetings on the third Thursday of the month. The next meeting is 4/20. Email new Task Force Chair Michelle Gastil at [masked] to be sure you are included in future announcements and to be sent an agenda before meetings. Thank you!

Sierra Club Banning Ranch Task Force Regular Meeting

Mesa Verde United Methodist Church

As of last month, the Task Force has changed its schedule to have regular meetings on the third Thursday of the month. The next meeting is 4/20. Email new Task Force Chair Michelle Gastil at [masked] to be sure you are included in future announcements and to be sent an agenda before meetings. Thank you!

Past events (32)

Sierra Club Banning Ranch Task Force Regular Meeting

Mesa Verde United Methodist Church

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