Our focus now is to raise funds to retire the loan we needed to acquire this property. Less than $29,900 to go!
How you can help:
Make a donation of $20, $50 or more today!
Volunteer to help restore these properties and the creek!
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March 15th News:
Phase II property acquisition completed!
Thanks to 200+ donors enough money was raised to complete the acquisition! We also secured $35,000 in bridge financing to meet our fundraising deadline to save the property! Now we will work to retire this debt. So donations are still needed!
In 2012, we were contacted by a local fish conservation group, San Diego Fly Fishers, about the recent finding that a small population of wild rainbow trout were surviving on Boulder Creek within the San Diego River Watershed. We were asked to get involved with an effort to support the trout, restore the creek and develop a program to survey and monitor how the trout are doing. We learned about a key piece of property that was for sale, and when we visited we saw 11 trout swimming in the section of the Creek on the property. Wow! We knew that this property had to be acquired. It was a perfect place to launch this exciting conservation project. A deal was soon struck with the owner, and we were given 75 days to raise the funds needed to acquire the property. Thanks to the support of more than 100 donors we raised sufficient funds to conserve this small but critical 2.35 acre property. We also received incredible support from Mesa Rim Climbing & Fitness Center who helped secure a 3 year loan for the balance of the funding required. During the acquisition, we learned that the property immediately upstream was available for purchase. This 11 acre property has a drier section of the creek which has been disturbed by fire and subsequent erosion. On or before Feb. 17, 2013, we will close on this property. Then we start the task of retiring the debt we had to take on to save these two properties. We invite you to join us!
San Diego Fly Fishers
Golden State Flycasters
San Diego Trout
Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness Center
National Forest Service
Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
If your organzation would like to support this effort, contact Rob Hutsel, Executive Director at 619-297-7380 or by email.
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YOU CAN BE THE DIFFERENCE!
About the Trout
Read about Rainbow Trout
Read an interesting article about rainbow trout on Boulder Creek
DONATE Now toward the Boulder Creek Acquisition Project!
3 Ways to Donate
Donate Online by secure PayPal
Click here for printable form
and we can take credit card information over the phone or answer your questions.
(M-F 9am - 6pm)
Partner $5000 Gift and above
Be recognized on the property dedication plaque as a key partner along with the River Park Foundation
Conservation Society $1000 - $4999
With a donation of $1000 or more, you get the benefits of the champion-level donors AND become part of a group of dedicated conservationists, the Conservation Society. You will be invited to exclusive events and receive personal updates from the SDRPF Executive Director about ongoing conservation projects.
Champion $500 - $999
Your generous donation will be recognized with other champions on a plaque to be placed on a beautiful wooden bench overlooking the creek under a live oak. You will also receive a commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last).
Friend $100 - $499
Receive a cool limited edition t-shirt. We will contact you to get your size.
You can order extra shirts for $15.
(while supplies last)
Supporter $1 - $99
All donors will be invited to open houses and other events and be recognized on this web page (let us know if you prefer to remain anonymous).
Join the Conservation Society
With a donation of $1000 you can join a special group of conservation supporters!
You receive for one year
- Invitation for you and a guest to Society-only reception with SDRPF Board of Directors at a private home
- Invitation to 4 preserve guided tours with local wildlife and other experts
- Personal e-reports from the Executive Director with behind the scenes information about conservation opportunities with project updates
- SDRPF general membership and associated benefits
Join the Conservation Society Today!
1) call 619-297-7380
2) print a mail in form click here
3) Donate online $1000 or + click here
We are arranging property tours for this acquisition, if you are interested contact Rob Hutsel, SDRPF Executive Director at 619-297-7380 or by email.
With Phase 1& 2 completed, we have opportunities for volunteers to help restore and care for the property.
If you would like to get involved with these efforts, please contact Preserve Manager Doug Taylor. Thanks!
If you look closely you can see a rainbow trout swimming toward you. Can you see it?
This photo is taken from near the creek and shows how plants have been removed. One of the goals is to restore plants along the creek.
This towering live oak will be better protected as well. Where the trailer is parked in the distance will as part of phase 2 become an education area so kids and others can learn about nature through hands-on experiece-based learning.
Thank you for your Donations and Pledges to the Boulder Creek Project - Phase 1 & 2
$10,000 and above
Golden State Flycasters' Skip Price Memorial Conservation Fund
$5000 - $9999
San Diego Fly Fishers
$1000 - $4999
Bill & Eileen Stroud Memorial Fund
San Diego Trout
Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
$500 - $999
Darryl and Doug Taylor
Karen, Rob and Alexandra Fund at The San Diego Foundation
Joe Neff & Linda King
$100 - $499
Patrick Herrington on behalf of Jim Herrington
Kathleen & Doug Wescott
Gary & Laqueta Strawn
Bud & Gingy Ferguson
Jill and Jerry Hall
Gary and BJ DeBusschetre
Drew George & Partners
Margarite Turkle in memory
of Carol Scotese
Kevin Burns & Kevin O'Neill
Rob Hutsel & Karen Begin
Clint and Kim Williams
Pat Fishtein & Roland Roberge
H & A Architects and Engineers
Lucy & George Franck
Janice & Gordon Shackelford
Qualcomm Charitable Foundation
Up to $99
Shannon and Tucker Raymond
Where's My Bag
Ernie & Robin Smith
Liz Giffen in memory of Paul Raymond Vasquez
Judy & John Pilch
George and Linda Greer
Sally & Peter Nelson
Network for Good
San Diego Watershed Monitoring Group
Clark Management Co.
I. Heng Huang
Marty & Cindie Offenhauer
Jyo & Preeti Purohit
Nora Jean Smith
Nadine & Joel Kalmonson
We sincerely apologize for any errors. Please let us know about any so we can correct them. Thank you!
DONORS MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Dedication Ceremony: TBD
We have an open house planned on March 9th.
You and a guest are cordially invited to a casual gathering at the property. We look forward to seeing you!
Details on our calendar