Welcome to the Conservancy

The Umunhum Conservancy is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Mt. Umunhum and its historic Radar Tower.

The historic Radar Tower atop Mt. Umunhum will be demolished unless the Conservancy raises funds to preserve it.

Mt. Umunhum and the Radar Tower are owned by the Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD).  MROSD is in the process of opening the summit of Mt. Umunhum to the public.  However, MROSD does not spend its funds on historic preservation.  Unless the Conservancy raises funds to save it, the Radar Tower will be demolished.

New! Our Spring 2014 Newsletter is now available!

Mid-Pen Open Space Bond Measure

The Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District has placed Measure AA on the June 2014 ballot.  If the Measure is approved it would authorize $300 million for various projects.  While several of those projects would be on or near Mt. Umunhum, none of the funds from the Bond Measure would go to preserve the Radar Tower.

Upcoming Events

Come learn more about Mt. Umunhum, the Almaden Air Force Station, and how you can help!

History of Almaden Air Force Station

Sunday April 6, 2014, 1pm – 3pm, Almaden Quicksilver County Park, San Jose

Sunday June 8, 2014 1pm – 3pm, Almaden Quicksilver County Park, San Jose

Sunday August 3, 2014 1pm-3pm, Almaden Quicksilver County Park, San Jose

Come learn about the history of this fascinating site, see actual artifacts, and enjoy a slide show of amazing historic photos of the radar station when it was in operation between 1958 and 1980. Presented by Basim Jaber (Historian/Archivist and founder of the USAF 682nd Radar Squadron Veterans Association, and member of the Umunhum Conservancy Board).

Registration required; register by email: info@AlmadenAFS.org, or by phone: (408) 533-8107.

 Other Events
Saturday June 7, 2014  Festival In The Park, Hellyer County Park, San Jose.  Come learn about the Conservancy and Mt. Umunhum at our booth!  10am to 4pm.

Saturday June 7, 2014  Silver Leaf Neighborhood Association Festival, Silver Leaf Park, San Jose.  Come learn about the Conservancy and Mt. Umunhum at our booth!  9am to 2pm.

Our full event calendar is here!