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We must STOP the Cottonwood Sand Mine project in Rancho San Diego, California!

https://stopcottonwoodsandmine.org Tax ID 84-2816800

We are a group of concerned community members and other stakeholders who oppose the Cottonwood Golf Club turning into a sand mine in the middle of a beautiful residential community in Rancho San Diego. Our goal is to stop San Diego County from approving this proposed project. Established in 2018, a volunteer nonprofit civic organization {IRC 501(c)(4)} was created to support and represent the interest of Rancho San Diego and surrounding communities to meet that goal.

On behalf of the Cottonwood Golf Club owner, Cottonwood Cajon Es, LLC, Greg Brown of New West Investment Group, Inc. applied for project permits for the Cottonwood Sand Mining Project through San Diego County Planning and Development Services on November 19, 2018. The project proposes to operate a sand mine and processing plant in the Jamacha Valley of the Sweetwater River for approximately 10 years.

The project, if approved, will mine over 200 acres and will produce 570 thousand tons of sand every year during the 10-year period. Operations will start as early as 7:00am and large trucks will make at least 176 daily round trips  Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 3:30pm - that's 27 heavy trucks coming or going on Willow Glen Drive every hour or at least a heavy truck going by every 2 minutes.

Community members need to know about the project and the many problems it will bring to surrounding communities if approved. We must work together to stop it and save our community. There’s no better way to make an impact than to become an active advocate yourself.

StopCottonwoodSandMine.org currently has an initial GoFundMeCharity fundraising goal of $5,000. These funds will support the organization’s website, communications, publicity, video production, and general supplies. Please consider contributing what you can so we can continue the important work of stopping the proposed Cottonwood Sand Mine!