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2103, 2019

Save Mount Diablo March Stewardship Update

By |March 21st, 2019|Blog, Stewardship|

Here's an overview of some of the stewardship activities we were up to during the previous month.   Weeding and Mulching at Big Bend DiRT Day   Some of the volunteers at our February 19 workday pulled out milk and bull thistles. Milk thistle gets big and bristly, so it’s important to get rid of as much of it as we can now. It chokes out other plants, in part by depriving them of light. And once it’s grown big [...]

1803, 2019

Preserving the Environment While Hiking

By |March 18th, 2019|Blog, Hiking, Outdoor Recreation|

Preserving the Environment While Hiking By Molly C., Contributing Author Photograph by Al Johnson   Hiking is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors and enjoy nature. While the biggest threat to preserving land is commercial and residential development, it’s still possible for even the most careful hiker to damage the environment. Here are some tips you can keep in mind on your next hike to ensure that generations of hikers can still enjoy nature’s bounty.   Tip [...]

1103, 2019

Seeking Development and Event Intern

By |March 11th, 2019|Blog, Featured Content, Job Posting|

Save Mount Diablo 1901 Olympic Blvd, Suite 320, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Founded in 1971, Save Mount Diablo, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, California nonprofit corporation, acquires and preserves land on and around Mount Diablo. Job Description:  Development and Event Intern Download PDF of Job Description This is a part-time, temporary, 24 hours a week, non-exempt internship position that reports to the Assistant Development Director.  The schedule for this position will be flexible and include three to four days per week, [...]

503, 2019

Getting Kids Outdoors: Save Mount Diablo Collaborates on Conservation with Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School and Bedell Frazier Investment Counselling

By |March 5th, 2019|Announcements, Blog, Community Conservation, Featured Content, Press Release|

WALNUT CREEK, CA–According to the report, The Path Ahead, "Today, kids spend less time outside than prison inmates, with the average child playing freely outside for just four to seven minutes a day." This study, commissioned by the REI Co-op, notes that the average American now spends about 95 percent of their life indoors. It further reports that we are becoming an "indoor species," which comes with consequences: "Our health and well-being may suffer. And the less we value our [...]

2502, 2019

Mark Belotz | Volunteer of the Month (February 2019)

By |February 25th, 2019|Blog, Volunteer of the Month|

Mark Belotz, February Volunteer of the Month Interviewed by Laura Kindsvater, Stewardship & Outreach Intern About Mark How long have you lived in the Bay Area? My entire life! All 62 years—I was born in Oakland and grew up in Hayward. I moved to Danville 31 years ago and will never move anywhere else! How did you learn about Save Mount Diablo? I read an article in the newspaper years ago talking about [...]

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