HELP REBUILD THE ACQUISITION FUND
In 2016 we completed 3 projects depleting our
Open Space Acquisition Fund
You can help us be ready to act on future opportunities
Your gift of $20, $40 or more can help us be ready to protect threatened open space.
Photo from the South Rim of the Upper San Diego River
STATUS: April 20, 2017
Supporters rallied to meet the initial goal of raising $12,000. These funds will be used for an emergency response to a priority open space conservation project which the owner has indicated he may be ready to sell. Thank you to all who joined in!
We need your ongoing support as the Acquisition Fund needs to continue to grow. By raising $50,000 we can be ready to act on multiple opportunities we are facing. Currently, we have three properties where we are talking with land owners. Each of these are identified on our Priority List as important.
We are scrambling to identify potential funding partners to try to secure the ability to purchase these properties. If we can reach agreement with the owners on a selling price and a long enough escrow or option period to raise remaining funds required, we just may be able to conserve all three properties!
We anticipate needing a minimum of $12,000 for a deposit, appraisal and associated costs for each property. For more expensive lands, it can be as much as 3% or the purchase price.
Click Here For Property Map for Recent Acquisition(PDF)
The property is located off Eagle Peak Road near Julian and Pine Hills.
General Location - Google Map
More than a decade ago, we identified the importance of conserving open space along and near to Eagle Peak Road. Since then we have completed the acquisition of more than 20 parcels! There are many additional parcels which if developed would put the important Upper San Diego River Gorge ecosystem and associated tributaries in jeopardy. Many of these lots are very small (less than 2 acres). Creating access roads to them across private and public lands would cause great concern and threaten the scenic and biological integrity of the region.
Thank you for if you have already are part of this vital effort to Protect the Source of the River and open the outdoors for people to enjoy.
You can join this effort by donating online. Click the "Donate" button and select "where most needed." Thanks!
For other donation options, click here
For donation appreciation opportunities, click here
Reasons To Conserve This Land
- Stunning Vistas
- Key Wildlife Corridor for large mammals (regionally significant)
- Protects Trail Opportunities
- Could be on the market for development
- Helps protect the Upper San Diego River Gorge ecosystem
- Private holdings surrounded by proposed Wilderness area in Cleveland National Forest
- Adjacent to San Diego River Park Foundation lands
Give us a call at 619-297-7380 or send our CEO an email at email@example.com
Will you join us? Please consider donating $20 or more.
There are many ways you can help with this initiative. Donate directly online:
Click here for other donation opportunities (mail, check, phone)
or call 619-297-7380 and we can go over the options with you and even take credit card information over the phone.
You can also join us on a future hike or outing to the area. Contact us via email to let us know of your interest.
$10 - $99: Receive an invitation to a future dedication open house and be listed on this website (if desired).
$100 - $499: Receive a packet of 3 conservation cards plus above.
$500 - $999: Be recognized on a donor appreciation bench at Eagle Peak Ranch plus on website (if desired) and invitation to a future open house.
$1000 - $4999: Be recognized on the property dedication sign plus on the website (if desired) and open house invitation as well as invitation to join the River Park Foundation's Conservation Society for one year (or extension of one year if current member).
$5000+: Receive prominent recognition on the Dedication Sign plus website (if desired) and open house invitation and an invitation to join the River Park Foundation's Conservation Society for one year (or extension of one year if current member).
Happy Trails for now and forever!
- South Rim Acquisitions in the Eagle Peak Conservation Area
Working to conserve the South Rim of the Upper San Diego River Gorge, a key ecosystem and visual treasure. We are working with the owner of about 40 acres adjacent to our recent acquisitions in the area. It is adjacent to proposed Wilderness within the Cleveland National Forest. Its development would have a significant impact.
Final Property on El Cajon Mountain
After years of work, just one privately owned property remains within our El Cajon Moutain Conservation area. We have set a goal of raising $20,000 to purchase the property if it becomes available. At this time, the owner has not agreed to sell the property at a value we can support. We will continue to continue to contact the owner on a regular basis to see if we can come to terms.
- Boulder Creek Conservation in the Eagle Peak Conservation Area
Fisherman's Camp is on Boulder Creek, one of the major tributaries of the San Diego River. We continue to work to restore the Creek and make improvements to the property to support it as a Education and Research Field Station. In the meantime, we are currently exploring opportunities to acquire additional properties to protect the Creek as well as other Creeks to the south.
For more information on any of these projects or other ways to get involved, contact our CEO Rob Hutsel firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619) 297-7380.
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For Recent Acquisitions:
(this list will be udpated soon)
Special thanks to The Hervey Family Fund at The San Diego Foundation for their generous grant.
$1000 or More
Carol & Dennis Wilson
Donna & Edwin Gookin
Sally & Peter Nelson
Lea & Betsy Rudee
Lois & Lee Fetzer
Kim & Keith Mittemeyer
Julie Hocking & Jim Baross
Raydene & Peter St. Clair
Clint & Kim Williams Family
Rob Hutsel, Karen Begin & Alex
$500 - $999
Pierre La Plant
Laura & Bruce Eidelson
Deanna & Dick Spehn
Rita & Dan Conaty
Mike White & Jerre Stallcup
$100 - $499
John Boller in honor of his six grandchildren
Stephen Porter in honor of Hannelore Irwin
Joseph Corones in honor of Emily Durbin
Cynthia Watchorn in honor of James W.T. Mau
Carolyn Post-Ladd in honor of Anne & Henry Post
Max Schmidt in memory of Marion Schmidt
Gary Marcus in honor of Linda Marcus
James Colston in memory of Conrad Brennen
Simon Andrews in honor of Skip Price
Schwab Charitable Fund
Lori Adkison & Alan Timmerman
Kathleen & John Stremlau
Helga & Samuel Strong
Virginia & William Ferguson
Nora Jean Smith
Jean & Scott Molentin
Rita & Jerry Bierman
Teresa & Glen Bryson
Roger and Gail Wynn
Marquez & Associates
Rita and Jerry Bierman
Diane and Bill Hunter
Cindie & Martin Offenhauer
PayPal Giving Fund
Dr. Phil Pryde
Jyo & Preeti Purohit
Barbara & Norwin Rosner
Jim Royle, Jr.
Anne & Thomas Scott
Tracey Rivera Insurance Agency, Inc.
Kathryn & Rex Warbuton
Dick & Joan Wayman Fund of Fidelity Charitable
Berit & Tom Durler
Virginia & William Ferguson
Gail & Ron Grant
Greer Family Trust
I Heng Huang
Linda King & Joe Neff
Linda & Fred Kramer
Pierre La Plant
Nancy & Barry Pechersky
Up to $99
Lauryl Driscoll in honor of grandchildren Dustin and Demi Driscoll
Lore Mayo in honor of TJ, a beloved dog
Dee Dee Castro
Sun Diego Collectibles
Douglas Scott & Benjamin Baltic
Gayathri Vishwanathan & Bharath Ramaswamy
Jim & Cathy Potter
The Docents of the San Diego Natural History Museum
Shirley & Fred Salzer
Dr. Dan Silver
Robin & Ernest Smith
Nora Jean Smith
Richard Van Sant
Elaine & Will Wilson
Una Marie Pierce
Total donation is shown for those that gave multiple gifts. Pledges are also shown.
* We sincerely apologize for any errors. Please let us know so we can correct them. At least 90% of your donation goes to the direct cost of purchasing this land. Less than 5% is used for fundraising and donor recognition. Less than 5% is used for the expense of processing donations.
Gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
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