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2205, 2019

Scott Hein | Volunteer of the Month (May 2019)

By |May 22nd, 2019|Blog, Volunteer of the Month|

Scott Hein, May Volunteer of the Month Interviewed by Laura Kindsvater, Stewardship & Outreach Intern About Scott How long have you lived in the Bay Area? Since the fall of 1988, so 30+ years. How did you learn about Save Mount Diablo? On a hike at Lime Ridge Open Space that was sponsored by SMD to educate the public about a proposed development called “Crystyl Ranch” in Concord. What did you do before you [...]

1305, 2019

East Bay Times | Town Crier: Montclarions do their part to Save Mount Diablo

By |May 13th, 2019|4 Days Diablo, Media Mentions, News, Outdoor Recreation|

Check out this new article in the East Bay Times, featuring Save Mount Diablo's Four Days Diablo group camping trip this past April. | Montclarions Steve and Carolyn Balling have hiked all over the world. So has Oakland’s Shirley Langlois. But there’s a place in their own backyard that keeps calling them back — Mount Diablo. "A lot of people think of it in a spiritual way,” says Steve Balling, but hikers know it as a spectacular playground that dominates the Bay Area landscape." For Steve, Carolyn and Shirley, Mount Diablo is more than just a prominent part of the landscape. They’ve found world-class hiking in one of the most diverse ecosystems in California. “Our philosophy is ‘You can’t protect something you don’t love,’ ” says Steve. “People need to learn to love Mount Diablo … learn to love the outdoors.”


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