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 [...]
Save Mount Diablo is hiring a Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to help donors fulfill their passions and interests by leveraging the successful completion of our current capital campaign and to further develop a robust major gifts and planned giving programs. This is a Full-Time, exempt position that reports to the Development Director. Read the full job description here.
Save Mount Diablo is hiring a Land Stewardship Manager. This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Land Programs Director. SMD owns land in fee simple, holds conservation easements and manages land for partner agencies. This position plays a key role in planning for, budgeting and managing Save Mount Diablo properties, with an emphasis on Curry Canyon Ranch and capital projects. The Land Stewardship Manager oversees care of our properties, restoration efforts, is a point of contact for lessees, neighbors and contractors, effectively manages the Land Stewardship Associate, Curry Canyon Ranch Caretakers and dedicated stewardship volunteers. The Land Stewardship Manager enhances the safety of our stewardship programs by ensuring staff and volunteers are well trained, annual fuels management is completed and visitors and vendors on our properties have been properly oriented to the site conditions. This position supports land transaction due diligence and onboarding of new properties. The Land Stewardship Manager reports to Land Programs Director and will communicate frequently with the members of the stewardship team to coordinate projects, neighbor relationships, restoration activities, volunteer engagement and programmatic uses of SMD’s properties. Read the full job description here.
Our Mount Diablo area youth speak out. Save Mount Diablo and our partner schools recently came together at our conserved Curry Canyon Ranch to support the Global Climate Strike. John Muir wrote about one love as he keenly observed the interconnectedness of everything and felt love and awe for this one great natural world of which we are a part. In this climate change crisis we face, John Muir would [...]
Carol Lane, a generous donor, a dedicated and tireless hands-on volunteer, and now a Board member, has made an even more profound commitment to Save Mount Diablo and our Forever Wild Campaign to ensure the preservation of open space surrounding Mount Diablo, into the future. Carol has made an irrevocable bequest to the campaign’s Stewardship Endowment Fund. She has accomplished this by naming Save Mount Diablo the beneficiary of a deferred [...]