Save Mount Diablo’s (SMD) mission is to preserve Mount Diablo's peaks, surrounding foothills and watersheds through land acquisition and preservation strategies designed to protect the mountain's natural beauty, biological diversity and historic and agricultural heritage; enhance our area's quality of life; and provide recreational opportunities consistent with protection of natural resources. Land Use projects that SMD typically engages in are usually located near or beyond the urban edge, could affect [...]
Ten years after we began our work on the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) Area Reuse Plan, changes to this more than 5,000-acre swath between Concord and Pittsburg south of Highway 4 are starting to happen on the ground. Eventually more than 12,000 housing units are envisioned, and 69% of the area will become protected city parks, greenways and East Bay regional park land. None of the large conservation gains [...]
From savethebay.org: With nearly all of the votes counted, it appears that voters throughout the Bay Area last night approved Measure AA, a first of its kind regional ballot initiative that will generate $500 million for restoration of San Francisco Bay wetlands. With 965,543 votes counted so far, the measure is passing with 69.08% of the vote and the campaign is confident in its projected victory.