The Cleveland National Forest Foundation has partnered with the community of Lakeside and Preserve Our El Monte to fight the proposed El Monte Sand Mining Project. Our aim is to preserve this natural valley for the public good thus enhancing watershed protection, climate stabilization and wildlife habitat. We have retained Shute, Mihaly and Weinberger to assist in this legal battle.

To join us in our work please donate now and include in the memo section: El Monte

You may also send a check to the Cleveland National Forest Foundation or CNFF. Please include in the memo: El Monte. Please mail to:


PO Box 779

Descanso, CA 91916

To follow the latest news please visit the Preserve Our El Monte (POEM) Facebook page.