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        Help FTC strengthen our capacity to bring elementary students into Tecolote Canyon and to educate students about our special local biodiversity hotspot habitat. 


Every cent of your donations supports children's learning experiences in environmental stewardship at Tecolote Nature Center.


Examples of ways donations support your community:

$5 funds one student's two-hour educational field trip in Tecolote Canyon

$30 funds one classroom's hour-long live creature interaction in our ESCAPe program 

Thank you for being part of this global giving movement with local action. 





Friends of Tecolote Canyon is a non-profit community organization committed to sponsoring nature education and restoration activities in Tecolote Canyon Natural Park. Our mission is to support programs and events for the education, preservation and restoration of Tecolote Canyon as well as provide opportunities for children to learn about the animals, plants, ecology, and Kumeyaay history and culture. 

Tecolote Canyon is a designated open space of nearly 1000 acres. This urban treasure hosts 22 species listed as threatened and four species listed as endangered. San Diego County is home to more endemic species than any other county in the US, making San Diego a biodiversity hotspot.


Friends of Tecolote Canyon is a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and contributions may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. 

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