Join us on Saturday, September 7, 2019 for Moonlight on the Mountain, Save Mount Diablo’s signature annual fundraising gala, a celebration of Diablo's precious beauty. Enjoy a beautiful evening on the mountain while supporting Save Mount Diablo's essential work. Guests are transported up the mountain’s slopes, where they are treated to an elegant three-course meal, live music, and both live and silent cocktail auctions—all while surrounded by the unparalleled, majestic [...]
Our hearts sing out gratitude to all of you who helped us successfully protect more of the precious remaining natural places of the Mount Diablo area and connect our community to them this past fiscal year. Save Mount Diablo changed from a calendar year to an April 1st-March 31st fiscal year-end. Therefore, this information is for the transitional 15-month budget cycle between January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. *Numbers are based on unaudited January 1, 2018-March 31, 2019 financials. Read the Letter from our Executive Director and enjoy learning more about our work as you browse through our accomplishments over the past 15 months.
Pittsburg High School, Mount Diablo Resource Recovery, and Save Mount Diablo are building up the bench of future supporters for the beautiful and natural Mount Diablo area. According to a 2017 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 report, 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 outdoor spaces, the less likely we are to protect them.” To help address such concerns, Save Mount Diablo (“SMD”), Pittsburg High School (“PHS”), and sponsor Mount Diablo Resource Recovery (“MDRR”) recently signed and then completed an educational and experiential Conservation Collaboration Agreement. Read more in the press release.
Announcing the Diablo Youth Challenge! Save Mount Diablo is committed to getting children and youth out in nature, and many of our supporters share this value. One such supporter is anonymously raising a challenge: A contribution of $500 will be made for every child or teen who spends active time in one of the many public parks on or near Mount Diablo—up to 50 kids—which will raise $25,000 for Save Mount Diablo!! Find out how to participate in the challenge.
Happy spring! Gather your family, friends, and CalNat cohort and contribute your iNaturalist observation skills to your local community organizations and help collect data for science! April 26-29 City Nature Challenge: The City Nature Challenge began as a nature-observation competition between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles County in 2016, organized around simple charge: “which city can find the most nature?” Since then, the competition has expanded rapidly, and this year more [...]
Announcing Audible Mount Diablo’s Newest Video Podcast Season, “Harvest of Fire: A Hiker’s Guide to Mount Diablo Plants”
WALNUT CREEK, CA—On March 14, an exciting new show on the native wildflowers that bloom after a wildfire on Mount Diablo will be premiered at a special screening event at Save Mount Diablo’s headquarters in Walnut Creek, followed by a public digital release on March 21. The show, a video podcast featuring a series of guides, explains the mountain's spectacular recovery from the 2013 Morgan Fire. It also describes Mount [...]