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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Thanks to your support, Save Mount Diablo has had another year of significant gains in 2019, in its mission to PRESERVE, DEFEND, RESTORE, and ENJOY the Mount Diablo region. PRESERVE (Land Acquisition) Concord Naval Weapons Station, a land use project that SMD has been heavily involved in for over 14 years, was transferred in 2019 to East Bay Regional Park District to become Concord's First Regional Park! [...]
WALNUT CREEK, CA–Antioch High School, Diamond Construction, Inc., and Save Mount Diablo are building up the bench of future supporters and stewards for the beautiful Mount Diablo natural areas. 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 [...]