CONCERNED CITIZENS WORKING TOGETHER
STOP COTTONWOOD SAND MINE
(Video created by Ashley Trenkle)
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.
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 on 214 acres of the 280-acre property and will extract and process over 7 million tons of material during the 10-year period resulting in 5.7 million tons of marketable aggregate. 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!
WHAT COMMUNITIES WILL BE IMPACTED?
LAKEVIEW AT THE POINTE
RANCHO SAN DIEGO
STEELE CANYON ESTATES
VISTA CIELO / VIA CALIENTE
WHAT SCHOOLS ARE NEARBY?
FUERTE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
RANCHO SAN DIEGO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
JAMACHA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
HILLSDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL
VALHALLA HIGH SCHOOL
STEELE CANYON HIGH SCHOOL
JAMUL PRIMARY SCHOOL
OAK GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL
JAMUL INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
AVOCADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
RANCHO SAN DIEGO KINDERCARE
LITTLE SPROUTS RANCHO SAN DIEGO
COLLEGE PREPARATORY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Please contribute to our non-profit 501(c)(4) civic organization to support operation costs (website, social media, communications, publicity, video production, and general supplies). We have an initial fundraising goal of $5,000. As of 2/13/21, we have reached $1,505. We thank the following: