The Frank and Joan Randall Park and Preserve/Genga [Tribal Name To Be Determined] (formerly called Banning Ranch) is a 387-acre parcel consisting of a coastal mesa and adjacent coastal lowlands and wetlands. Title is held by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for the Randall Preserve/Genga. The property is located between the Cities of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Huntington Beach, near where the Santa Ana River enters the Pacific Ocean.
SAVING BANNING RANCH
As with most non-profit organizations dedicated to worthy causes, there was no one catalyst that led to the creation of the Coastal Corridor Alliance, originally called Banning Ranch Conservancy, in 2008. Many forces, events, and selfless people came together to give form to the organization. The Sierra Club Banning Ranch Park and Preserve Task Force were instrumental in blazing a trail for the Conservancy.
Learn more about the timeline of accomplishments that chronicles some of the highlights of our journey to the present day, including our historic efforts to create public awareness of the rising threat of development of Banning Ranch, the only remaining coastal lands of its size south of the Ventura County line. Because of the public’s overwhelming response, the Conservancy (now CCA) was able to achieve its mission. The Conservancy also partnered with environmental organizations, community groups, elected and tribal leaders whose support was invaluable to the effort. Battles have been won and lost in the David and Goliath effort to save Banning Ranch, and the work isn’t over, but, like David, we have made surprising strides.