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Protect Iron Springs View

Amazing opportunity to acquire 3 key pieces to conserve the South Rim and Upper River Gorge

Stunning Iron Springs View
Photo by Mysteri LeMay.

There are 3 properties, each is incredible

This is an amazing opportunity to conserve 3 of the 10 remaining properties within the North Phase of The River Park Foundation's focused effort to conserve the South Rim of the Upper San Diego River Gorge. That means that with this single transaction you can help conserve 30% of the remaining privately owned properties in this key area and conserve the home of cougars, foxes, bobcats and deer. Majestic Engelmann oaks, native grasslands and wildflowers fill your eyes as you approach the stunningly beautiful Upper San Diego River Gorge.

5/31 San Diego comes together and reaches the goal! Thank you!
There is still an opportunity to participate as we will now work to replenish funds used from our reserve to purchase these properties. Your gift today will help rebuild our Acquisition Fund for the next opportunity. Thank you!

Other Ways To Give

  • Credit Card Py Phone - Call 619-297-7380 T - F 9 - Noon and a team member can take your information over the phone and answer any questions
  • Check by Mail - Please address your donation to
    The San Diego River Park Foundation
    4891 Pacific Highway, Suite 114
    San Diego, CA 92110
    Please note in memo field: donation Iron Springs
  • Gift of Stock - Click Here For Details


The property is located off Eagle Peak Road near Julian and Pine Hills.

CLICK HERE for Google Map - location of 1 property marked with red push pin.

Stunning view of Iron Springs Photo of oak and sunset

Bobcat photo Cougar photo Deer image

Video by Jim Karnik Films on Vimeo.


Friend of South Rim
$5 - $99
Receive an invitation to a property dedication ceremony (virtual or in-person) and be listed on this website (if desired).

South Rim Defender
$100 - $249
Receive a newly designed South Rim 12 oz. mug plus Friend of South Rim benefits.


South Rim Champion
$250 - $499
Receive a newly designed 20 oz. tumbler plus Friend of South Rim benefits.


South Rim Guardian
$500 - $999
Be recognized on a trailside bench to be located at or near the property (remote and not accessible by vehicle). Plus Friend of South Rim benefits.

Conservation Society
$1000 and above:
Be recognized on the property dedication sign to be located at Eagle Peak Ranch plus plus the Friend of South Rim Benefits. Invitation to join the River Park Foundation's Conservation Society for one year (or extension of one year if current member).

Future Projects

  • South Rim Acquisitions
    We continue to work to identify propertiesin this important area that can be acquired for conservation. As agreements are reached we will share details with you. Together we can save the incredible South Rim of the Upper San Diego River Gorge. Details

When we raise funds for a specific property acquisition, any donations received above the goal will be used first for unanticipated expenses. Once that is determined, remaining funds go into an endowment at The San Diego Foundation to pay for ongoing annual costs (insurance, taxes, etc.) for this specific acquisitions and rebuilding our Acquisition Fund.

For more information on our acquisition program or other ways to get involved, contact our CEO Rob Hutsel or call (619) 244-7024..

Thank you for your donations


$1000 and Above

Wildlife Club

Hervey Family Fund at The San Diego Foundation
Robert Mazalewski
Elizabeth Mather
Rhea Kuhlman
Vickie Church

$500 - $999
Rob Hutsel, Karen Begin and Alex
Cindy Burrascano
Rock Biological Consulting
Nancy Conney
Amy Schmitz & Jeff Pasek

$250 - $499
Derek Loranger
Barbara & Jim Peugh

$100 - $249
Richard Buehler
Leslie Bruce
Shankar Shivappa
Dave Hogan
Inga Lintvedt
Juliet & Charles Sykes
Linda Aurora Espino
Phillip Roullard
Patricia & Douglas Coe
Carolyn Barkow
Philip Yeung
Judi Ravetti
Cynthia Pencek
Theresa Acerro
Jeremy Tuler
Hewlett Properties
Fred Kramer
Kim Liu
Susan Krzywicki
Elizabeth Devin
Susan Hector
Judi Ravetti
Pierre La Plant
Anneli Kyner
Louise Streiff
Mysteri LeMay &
Nathan Elliot

Up to $99
Joyce Williams

Margaret Friend
Sandra Castellanos
Wendell Kling
Susie Murphy
Marina Varano
Kevin Boner
Finch Frolic Garden
Sally Trnka
Nate Weflen
Isabella Lopez-Powers & William Powers
Greg Bishop
Kyle Weinberg
Colleen Conaway
Lois & Lee Fetzer
Marie Tracz
Rae Newman
Jodie Hulden
Thomas Wallace
Judith Nicolaidis
Phyllis Berger
Marie Freitas
Erik Hauenstein
Norma Stafford
Karen Ritchey
Keith Larson
Nancy & Mack Bryson
Jessica Friis
John Zarem
Michael Lysik
Rebecca Neary

Updated: 6/1/2021

Includes donations received and pledges.

Please let us know of any errors in your listing so we can correct them. Thanks!

Gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
EIN 01-0565671



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