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.
Our first Newsletter is now available!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see the Umunhum Conservancy at the Almaden Art and Wine Festival a few weeks ago. What a wonderful event! More than 80 people signed up for our mailing list, and many more stopped by to show their support.
We would like to give very special thanks to San Jose City Council member Johnny Khamis, District 10, who graciously offered to share their booth space with the Conservancy. He and his staff were wonderful, and we very much appreciate his support!
We also had a great time at Tarantula Fest and the Day By The Bay. Thanks to everyone who organized those great events!
Come learn more about Mt. Umunhum, the Almaden Air Force Station, and how you can help!
History of Almaden Air Force Station
Sunday December 15, 2013, 1pm – 3pm, Almaden Quicksilver County Park, San Jose
Sunday February 9, 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; call (408) 355-2240.