FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2019 WALNUT CREEK, CA—On September 7, Save Mount Diablo is hosting its 18th annual Moonlight on the Mountain, a dramatic outdoor event beneath the stars, held in Mount Diablo State Park along Mount Diablo’s stunning China Wall. Guests are transported up the mountain’s slopes, where they are treated to an elegant three-course meal, live music, dancing beneath the stars, and both live and silent cocktail [...]
Larry Loomer, August Volunteer of the Month Interviewed by Laura Kindsvater, Stewardship & Outreach Intern About Larry How long have you lived in the Bay Area? I have lived here all of my life, except for my four years of college. How did you learn about Save Mount Diablo? I provided ham radio communication for Save Mount Diablo–sponsored running and bike riding events and [...]
Seth Adams’ Oral History Tells Stories of How Save Mount Diablo and Its Partners Protected Entire Landscapes in More Than 40 Parks in and around Mount Diablo As part of a newly established project on California land trusts, UC Berkeley staff has recently completed a full-career oral history of Seth Adams, Land Conservation Director at Save Mount Diablo. Seth M. Adams became Save Mount Diablo’s first staff member in 1988 [...]
Here's what we've been up to lately in the stewardship department. Returning to Marsh Creek 4 and 6 July 6 was our first DiRT day back at Marsh Creek 4 and 6 after last year’s wildfire. We worked on trimming back dead branches on coyote bush, elderberry, and other trees and shrubs to redirect energy to regrowth. We also pulled out poison hemlock in the creek. We had previously trimmed [...]
Kathleen Roth, July Volunteer of the Month Interviewed by Laura Kindsvater, Stewardship & Outreach Intern About Kathleen How long have you lived in the Bay Area? Thirty-one years. How did you learn about Save Mount Diablo? I always follow land-use issues closely and read about it in the newspaper. What did you do before you volunteered for us? I am [...]
In 2019, Save Mount Diablo’s Annual BioBlitz was held from Friday, May 3 to Saturday, May 4 at Save Mount Diablo’s own Mangini Ranch and the City of Walnut Creek’s Lime Ridge Open Space. There were 36 scientists and researchers at the event. In total, 349 species were found: two amphibian species, five arachnid species, 76 bird species, one chilopoda species, two fungal species, 156 insect species, six mammal species, 96 plant species, and five reptile species.