One 20 acre Privately Owned Property Remains
El Cajon Mountain will be Conserved Forever
You can help grow our acquisition fund to acquire the final property!
El Cajon Mountain Conservation Area
Several years ago we launched an effort to Save El Cap - the beloved El Cajon Mountain which towers over the River.
17 privately owned parcels were identified. Really? Large portions of El Cap were privately owned? YES! We set a goal of acquiring and conserving all 17 properties.
UPDATE: Novermber 2014: 385 Acre Property has been transferred to the River Park Foundation for Conservation
Just 1 property remains to conserve El Cap!
Next Step: Raise $25,000
If the property becomes available, we will need to have sufficient funds in place to acquire it. We will restrict your donation in our Land Acquisition Fund for this purpose. Pledges are also accepted. Just let us know if we can contact you if we are given the opportunity to acquire the property. Call 619-297-7380 X108 or send email to Rob. Thank you!
Donate Online via Secure PayPal. Your gift is 100% tax deductible as allowed by law.
Other Donation Options
1. Print Form and Mail
2. Call 619-297-7380 to donate by credit card over the phone
Questions? Call 619-297-7380 or email us
You can help save this incredible landmark!
Please ask others to join with you to save this incredible natural and cultural treasurer. Join with us today!
Views from Above Overlooking the Valley
It is also a Popular Climbing Area
The Property is a known Golden Eagle foraging area
The Property is on the Face of El Cap
A View of El Cap from near the San Diego River in El Monte Valley
More About El Cajon Mountain Conservation Area
Can you imagine… your donation of $20 or more can help protect this beautiful land forever!
Donor Appreciation - Look for the celebration in November! Details to follow.
$20 - $99: Receive an invitation to the acquisition celebration and be listed on this web site for 6 months (if desired)
$100 - $499: Get a Save El Cap t-shirt (while supplies last), plus above.
$500 - $999: Above plus recognition in Annual Report
$1000 - $1999: Be recognized on a dedication sign within our El Cap Preserve, invitation to join Conservation Society, celebration invitation, web site listing (if desired)
$2000+: Receive prominent recognition on the preserve dedication sign, invitation to join Conservation Society, celebration invitation, web site listing (if desired)
Other Current Projects
- 160 Acre Historic Homestead and Engelmann Oak Preserve in the Eagle Peak Conservation Area
This is an incredible property rich in history and home to Engelmann oaks, considered one of California's rarest oak trees. It also has a homestead ranch from before 1900! It is a property rich in history. Great news in January 2015 we completed the acquisition!
Final Addition to Eagle Peak Preserve
We completed the purchase of 35 acres of open space to add to the Preserve. It is the final piece of the originally planned 551 acre preserve!
- Boulder Creek #3 in the Eagle Peak Conservation Area
Did you know there are wild rainbow trout in San Diego County? You can help us protect a cold-water stream where the trout can be found living year-round.
In 2013 we completed our second acquisition on Boulder Creek. There are two remaining parcels that have been identified for potential conservation. If we find out the owners are willing sellers, and we can work out a deal, we may need to be able to jump quickly.
Donate today to support these important projects! If you prefer, you can tell us to apply your generous gift to where it is most needed.
Your donation of $20, $50 or more can make a difference in protecting these lands!
For more information on any of these projects or how you can help, contact our President and CEO, Rob Hutsel firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619) 297-7380.
El Cajon Mtn.
$20,000 or more
Ranelle and Bob Kain and the Health Quest Foundation
$5000 - $19,999
$2000 - $4999
The Sprecco Family
$1000 - $1999
The Dawe Family
Betsy & Lea Rudee
Sally & Peter Nelson
Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
$500 - $999
Rita Maria Kafalas-May
Karen Begin & Rob Hutsel
$100 - $499
Jim Herrington & David Talbott
John & Kathleen Stremlau
Virginia & William Ferguson
Clint and Kim Williams Family
Paul Henkart- Schwab Charitable Fund
Patricia & Douglas Coe
Barb & Jim Peugh
& Jim Baross
Judy & Conrad
Cary Lowe &
$20 - $99
Judy & John Pilch
La Delle Stattin
Thomas & Anne Scott
Ann & Michael Sixtus
Cathy & Jim Potter
Linda & Fred Kramer
Gary & Laqueta Strawn
Edinei Dal Bem
Qualcomm Matching Grant Program
Sarah Kranz / Hiking San Diego County
Thanks to the people who gave less than $20, too!
This list will being updated and the final list will be posted shortly.
To Wildlife Club members who provide important ongoing support. Thank you!
Our sincere apologies if we have made an error, please let us know so we can correct it.
All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. We are a 501c3 public benefit nonprofit.
5% or less of your donation to our acquisition fund is used for administrative or fundraising expenses.
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