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So far Laura Kindsvater has created 39 blog entries.
20 08, 2019

Save Mount Diablo Hosts Its Signature Gala on the Slopes of Mount Diablo

2019-08-21T13:04:14-07:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Events, Featured Content, Moonlight on the Mountain, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

19 08, 2019

Larry Loomer | Volunteer of the Month (August 2019)

2019-08-06T13:32:48-07:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Volunteer of the Month|

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 [...]

13 08, 2019

Thirty Years of Lessons Learned: Secrets of Successful Conservation

2019-08-15T11:14:08-07:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Announcements, Blog, Featured Content, News|

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 [...]

5 08, 2019

Taking Care of the Land

2019-08-05T11:15:30-07:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Stewardship|

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 [...]

20 07, 2019

Kathleen Roth | Volunteer of the Month (July 2019)

2019-06-24T15:38:30-07:00July 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Volunteer of the Month|

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 [...]

5 07, 2019

BioBlitz Research Results Are In!

2019-07-05T09:26:18-07:00July 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

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.