We’ve told you about our strong support for the YES on Open Space/YES on Magee Preserve and its benefits for hikers and conservation. This is now known as Measure Y and it will be on the Danville ballot on election day. On Tuesday, March 3, we hope you’ll join us in voting YES on Measure Y! This week, the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) affirmed its formal support for Magee Preserve, announcing that, of the 381 acres of new [...]
Liede-Marie Haitsma, January Volunteer of the Month Interviewed by Laura Kindsvater, Stewardship & Outreach Intern About Liede-Marie How long have you lived in the Bay Area? I’ve lived here since January 1970, when I moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Walnut Creek, California. How did you learn about Save Mount Diablo? I learned about Save Mount Diablo through the Mount Diablo Interpretative Association. What did you do before you started volunteering for us? I [...]
On New Year’s Eve, Save Mount Diablo Signs Option to Protect 154 Acres on Face of Mount Diablo’s North Peak
*Photo of a section of the 154 +/- acres on the slopes of Mount Diablo that Save Mount Diablo hopes to permanently conserve by raising over $1 million within the next two years per the terms of the option agreement recently signed with the Concord Mt. Diablo Trail Ride Association. Photo by Ted Clement. CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA—On December 31, 2019, New Year’s Eve Day, two local nonprofits, Save Mount Diablo and the Concord Mt. Diablo Trail Ride Association, signed [...]
Save Mount Diablo Releases New 2020 Schedule for Its Annual Free Public Hikes Program, Discover Diablo
Join Save Mount Diablo in exploring the Bay Area’s beautiful wild lands and open spaces. Discover Diablo is a free public hike program that offers an annual schedule of guided interpretive family walks, hikes, and property tours open to any and all trailblazers looking to get out in nature. The Discover Diablo program seeks to build awareness of local land conservation efforts and nurture relationships between our community and the amazing natural world of the Mount Diablo area. Generously sponsored by the Shell Martinez Refinery for a fourth year, the 2020 Discover Diablo free public hike series will begin on January 25th.
Save Mount Diablo is hiring a Land Programs Director. The Land Programs Director oversees SMD’s Land Department and leads and administers the organization’s conservation efforts with departmental staff and planning, land transactions, fee simple and conservation easement property stewardship, and outreach and educational programming. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned environmental professional to manage and grow the capacity of SMD’s land conservation work, building upon almost 50 years of organizational impact in the Diablo wild lands. This is a Full-Time, exempt position that reports to the Executive Director and is a member of the senior management team. Read the full job description.
Here's some of what we've been up to lately in the stewardship department. Targeting Thistle Seedlings So Our Native Plantings Continue to Thrive It had been a while since we had done a proper workday at Marsh Creek 6. We needed to keep the area undisturbed for at least a year after the wildfire in 2018 before doing any more work there. On December 17, we returned to Marsh Creek 6 and targeted thistle seedlings in between the native plants. [...]