About Fundación La Puerta
Mission: To heal and preserve the environmental, cultural and social heritage of the Tecate River watershed through a model of sustainable life based on collaboration, respect and celebration of natural and human communities.
Vision: The Tecate River watershed will be a model in sustainable environmental practices which supports the flourishing and conservation of cultural heritage of the region.
We support a vibrant Tecate where:
- people and nature prosper
- creative and responsible solutions to growth are practiced
- healthy communities arise out of a commitment to social and environmental sustainability
- a living river embraces parks, recreation and wildlife
Fundación la Puerta was founded in the mid 1970’s to give Rancho La Puerta a thoughtful and strategic way to support our local community It was a time of disorienting growth as Tecate grew from a small agricultural town into an industrial city and there was a great need to create a shared vision of what our community might become. Migrants were arriving from other parts of Mexico for jobs in assembly plants, “maquiladoras”. The sense of belonging that had been part of the deeply rooted local community was disappearing.
Rancho La Puerta has always played a prominent role in the community as a major employer and as an advocate for health, education, resilience, and conservation. For more about Rancho La Puerta, a pioneering world renown resort and spa visit www.rancholapuerta.com