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SAVE THE DATE!   Saturday, March 17, Sea & Sage Audubon announces 2018 Conservation Award!

The Banning Ranch Conservancy is honored to be the recipient of this year’s Fern Zimmerman Conservation Award. Please celebrate with us at Sea and Sage Audubon’s Annual Dinner to be held at the Mile Square Park Banquet Center in Fountain Valley.

Don’t miss this great event! We look forward to sharing our appreciation with our amazing supporters, who not only make it possible for us to work every day to save Banning Ranch, they work right alongside us!


No host Bar: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Program: 8:00 p.m. sharp!
Location: Mile Square Park Banquet Center at the south end of Mile Square Park, at the intersections of Warner and Ward in Fountain Valley. Free parking is available.
Tickets: $50 per person for reservations received before March 1st; $55 per person for reservations received on or after March 1st.

Guest Speaker Alvaro Jaramillo will speak on “Birders and Bird Brains,” a sure-to-be entertaining talk about what makes birders tick.

Reserve your seats now on the Sea and Sage Audubon website. Hope to see you there!




Fall 2017 Message from the President

Welcome to our new website!  Please have a look around and let us know what you think here.

We’ve been working with TLG Marketing, a great website development team, and we hope the new site will answer any questions you might have about Banning Ranch and our ongoing effort to save the property from massive residential and retail development.  We’ve also provided important information about the coastal resources of Banning Ranch and the abundant wildlife and plant life, which includes rare species and the native habitat they need to survive.

Banning Ranch is a coastal gem, rich in biological value and diversity and worth every moment spent trying to save it as a coastal open space park and preserve.

Banning Ranch is also the last unprotected coastal open space of its size in Orange County.  When it’s gone, it’s gone forever.

Please consider supporting our effort to acquire and preserve the property.  There are many ways to help save Banning Ranch , but our urgent request is that you join us in the fight by becoming a member, volunteering  or donating to the cause .

Anything you can do to help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Terry Welsh, M.D.
Banning Ranch Conservancy President