Hillside Natural Area Donation Thank Yous

The Hillside Natural Area (HNA) is approximately 102 acres of City-owned open space that has extensive native plants, oak woodland and riparian environments as well as a number of trails and vistas.

In 2013 and 2014, a group of dedicated community members formed the El Cerrito Open Space Campaign and encouraged the City to purchase the Madera Property, an approximately 8-acre property connect the North and South areas of the existing HNA.

The El Cerrito Open Space Campaign was run by El Cerrito Trail Trekkers, the El Cerrito High School Mountain Bike Team, and Friends of Five Creeks and the group raised $103,000. The City and members of the Campaign heartily wishes to thank everyone who supported the City's purchase of the Madera Open Space. Donors are listed on the El Cerrito Trail Trekkers website.

Thank You Donors

In 2013-2015, the following individuals and businesses generously donated toward the purchase of the Madera Open Space Property:
Platinum Level -- $3,000 and up
Chris and Martie Conner
East Bay Sanitary Co. Inc.
Ron and Barbara Forsstrom
Jenny Hammer
David Lingren and Ilana Schatz
The Zirinsky Family

Diamond Level – $1,500 to $2,999
Dorothy McPherson
Naser & Deborah Mostaghel Living Trust
Dave Weinstein & Mary Barkey

Gold Level – $1000 to $1499

Anonymous donor
Anonymous donor
Ruth Frassetto
Friends of Five Creeks
Howdy Goudey and Robin Mitchell
Jeffrey and Rochelle Halperin -- D&H Construction
Gary and Vanessa Hill
Mark David Hughes
Audrey Lee
Grace MacNeill
The Marsyas Fund
Dwight and Glory Merrill
Alan & Barbara Miller
Tom Panas
Susan Russell
Rotary Foundation of El Cerrito
TwoFish Unlimited, Robert Studdiford
The John R. Underhill Trust and Clem H. Underhill Trust
The Zaitlin-Nienberg Family Fund

Silver Level – $500 to $999

Nancy and Tom Allen
Karen Anderson
Cortis Cooper
Lori Dair and Robert MacCoun
Ron Egherman, in memoriam, from friends and colleagues
George Fosselius
Annette Fuentes & Paul Young
Seth and Adena Kaplan
Marlene Keller
David J. Larson
Jon Mire and Emily Corwin
Steve Price
Dairne Ryan
Kenneth & Leslie Salonen
Charles & Janet Seim
Keith Skinner
Nancy Warfield & David Gray Jr.
Harvey and Susan Wittenberg
Stephen Zavetoski
Nick Arzio

Cobalt Level – up to $100

Anonymous donor
Vernon Alexander
Don Baker
Barbara and Fletcher Barbour
Hossain Bayat & Joann Steck-Bayat
Rebecca Benassini
Elaine Binger
Alexander Borys
Linda and Dean Bullert
David Chang
Renee Cheney-Cohen
Shirley Cressey
John Cruger-Hansen
Mildred Dandridge
Harry Delmer
Nancy K. Evans
Robert Flasher
Carl Groch
Paul Grunland
Suzanne Iarla
Marion Jones & Molly Reed
Patricia Jones
Jack & Birthe Kirsch
Pansy Kwong
Andrea Lucas
Callie Major
Susanna Marshland
John & Cynthia McAfee
Alexis Davis Millar
George S. Milliken
Mark Miner
Stephen C. Mullin
Steve Neff
Glen Nethercut
Louise & John O’Dea
Sara Parker
Paloma Pavel
Nick Pilch
Paul M. Radosevich and Elise Thomas
Timothy Reiss and Patricia Jane Hilden
Patricia Ruthnick
Martin and Barbara Schaefer
Susan Seastone
Zawedde Sengende
David Simon
Sarah Sirchuk
Jim Sullivan
Calvin F. Tam
John & Sallian Umemoto
Alice Wheeler
Marsha Williamson
Michael & Robin Winton
Kay Yatabe
Lisa Yee