About Laguna Greenbelt, Inc.

Our organization led the fight for protection and preservation of 22,000 acres of open space in southern Orange County, California. This coastal wilderness area is called the Laguna Greenbelt. Today we continue to defend this iconic landscape for the sake of its wild inhabitants and the people who love it.


Laguna Greenbelt, Inc. Celebrates 50 Years Conservation

By |February 5th, 2018|

Today, Laguna Greenbelt, Inc. marks half a century of habitat protection and advocacy.

In 1968, our founder Jim Dilley could only imagine what life would be like in 2017. Initially, he advocated for an undeveloped ‘greenbelt’ about one-quarter the size of the 22,000 acres of protected wilderness parks along central Orange County coast. These wilderness areas […]

Laguna Greenbelt, Inc. Featured on Blog

By |November 16th, 2017|

Laguna Greenbelt, Inc. was recently featured on The Backyard Gnome, a Canadian-based blog about backyard design, party planning, and now – community organizations.

Thank you, Backyard Gnome, for telling all your readers about our work and promoting international awareness about environmental conservation!

Laguna Greenbelt, Inc and the Coastal Greenbelt Preserve



OC Parks Seeks Input for Strategic Plan

By |September 20th, 2017|

The County of Orange is seeking input during the update of the OC Parks Strategic Plan. The ecological vitality of local parks are dependent on the functionality of wildlife corridors, which connects these park lands to other ecosystems. There are also a variety of other tasks needed in our parks to ensure they are being […]

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Education Day for Park Docents includes OC’s Wildlife Corridors

By |October 11th, 2016|

Saturday, October 15, will mark the 19th annual Docent Day, an educational event for local park docents, interpreters, trail guides, and naturalists – all volunteers  helping to maintain and enhance Orange County’s extensive park system. The event is hosted by OC Wild.org, and will offer sessions covering a variety of topics taught by specialists in […]

Corridor Moves from Concept to Reality

By |October 11th, 2016|

In case you missed it, earlier this year one of Orange County’s local newspapers featured the journey of the Coast to Cleveland Wildlife Corridor. The piece is now available on the the OC Register’s website. Enjoy!


$500,000 Will Go To Laguna Canyon Creek Restoration

By |August 9th, 2016|

The State of California recently announced that Laguna Beach will receive $500,000 for creek restoration on the City-owned DeWitt property.  This parcel lies between Anneliese School and the Sun Valley neighborhood, adjacent to Laguna Canyon Road.

In 2015 Laguna Greenbelt board members Bob Borthwick and Lance Vallery completed a Master Plan document with recommendations to restore […]

UCLA Students Complete Camera Study

By |August 1st, 2016|

In the spring of 2016, six Environmental Science seniors from UCLA collected photo images of animals around Spectrum V business park, in the vicinity of the Coast to Cleveland Wildlife Corridor.  The results of their project are in, and show some interesting trends. Of concern is a lack of bobcats sightings; Only one bobcat was seen. Coyotes were […]

Greenbelt Board Members Go on 3-Hour Tour

By |April 25th, 2015|

On a recent spring weekend, 18 grey whales and a large pod of dolphins wowed the Greenbelt board members who were taking a tour of the Crystal Cove State Park Marine Conservation Area. Thanks to board member Michael Pinto for the invitation to join this educational boat ride, which was hosted by the California State Parks Foundation. It was […]

Greenbelt Meeting Highlights Laguna Creek Restoration

By |April 13th, 2015|

The 47th annual meeting of Laguna Greenbelt Inc. on February 12, 2015 featured a presentation about the Laguna Canyon Creek Restoration Plan, a grassroots project that is being championed by Greenbelt board members. Board member and landscape architect Bob Borthwick walked audience members through the recommendations in this plan, which was funded by the Foundation […]