Donate to Conserve
the Incredible Upper San Diego River
The Save the Source Program is one of The San Diego River Park Foundation’s signature efforts. Several years ago a number of strategically important properties were identified that needed to be conserved to ensure this majestic area would remain as it is forever providing outdoor nature experiences as well as protecting the River's incredible ecosystem. Some consider this portion of the River the most biological diverse area in the entire country!
We work with willing landowners with hopes they will donate their lands to us. When that isn't possible and it is a strategically important property, we work to raise the funds needed to acquire it. Thanks to thousands of supporters, we have acquired more than 2100 acres of land to date!
To learn more about the Program, click here.
To learn about our current acquisition projects, click here.
Donate Now: Select a Method:
- Online: Select the Project and Click “Pay Now” below to donate using secure PayPal.
- Automatic Monthly Donation: click "Subscribe" below to join the Wildlife Club (details below)
- Credit Card by Phone: Call us at (619) 297-7380 (M-F 9AM - 6PM) to make a donation.
- Mail: Print form (PDF) and mail with a check, money order or credit card information.
One-time Donation - Select Project
Wildlife Club members make automatic monthly donations through their credit card! It is convenient and easy. Your donation will be used for land acquisition projects. For as little as a couple cups of coffee per month you can make a significant difference! You can stop it at anytime, and you will be invited to all dedication celebrations. If you would like to make a monthly donation of a different amount, please contact us and we can set it up!
Donate $1,000 or more and Join the Conservation Society
The Conservation Society is a select group of supporters who receive special benefits in appreciation of their incredible support. Funds are used for the highest priority acquisition. If you are able to give at this level, you will be invited to at least 2 guided outings to recent and current projects specifically designed for you and a guest as well an annual reception. You will also receive special email announcements from the President and CEO and Co-Founder Rob Hutsel with information about current projects. Your gift can be given in one donation or made with the convenience of automatic monthly credit card donations that you can cancel at anytime. You also will receive regular SDRPF member benefits.
Call Rob Hutsel at (619) 297-7380 for additional information.
*no more than 5% of your donation will be used for administrative purposes and not more than 5% for fundraising. That means at least 90% of your donation will go to the cost of buying the land. For more information, please contact The San Diego River Park Foundation. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, your donation is also tax-deductible as allowed by law.