Rancho San Diego pushes back on plans for sand mine

RANCHO SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Locals in Rancho San Diego have been pushing against plans to turn a portion of the Cottonwood Golf Club into a sand mine.

Matt Prichard was live in East County Wednesday evening with more details.

To learn more about efforts to halt this sand mine, visit www.stopcottonwoodsandmine.com.

The Cottonwood Cajon team emailed Prichard the following statement on Thursday, one day after this story first aired on KUSI.

Statement from Kenneth Moore, Intesa Communications Group, on behalf of the Cottonwood Cajon team:

“Our Cottonwood Cajon team is looking forward to working with the County and the community to address the concerns being raised about the proposed sand mine.  In addition to the proposed temporary mine operation, the property offers a tremendous opportunity to preserve open space, restore the Sweetwater River, and maintain and preserve habitat and vital wildlife corridors.”

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