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 [...]
In August, the UN issued a new report, Climate Change and Land. That report describes how land is under increased pressure from humans and climate change, but also notes that land is a critical part of the solution to climate change. As Save Mount Diablo builds on the work that we and our partners have accomplished over the last 48 years to permanently protect more than 120,000 acres of land [...]
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 [...]
Oakland, CA—As the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) celebrates its 85th anniversary, the Park District is seeking public input to help inform the District’s future priorities and interests to maintain its relevancy to the recreational needs of the East Bay’s evolving multicultural community. The survey will also give the public an opportunity to weigh in on some of the most pressing issues the Park District and our community face [...]
California hasn't opened a new state park since 2009. A confluence of budget deficits, political choices and failed ballot measures is to blame. But with a state budget surplus and a new governor, parks advocates are hoping for a turnaround. Read more.
Check out this new article in the East Bay Times, featuring Save Mount Diablo's Four Days Diablo group camping trip this past April. | Montclarions Steve and Carolyn Balling have hiked all over the world. So has Oakland’s Shirley Langlois. But there’s a place in their own backyard that keeps calling them back — Mount Diablo. "A lot of people think of it in a spiritual way,” says Steve Balling, but hikers know it as a spectacular playground that dominates the Bay Area landscape." For Steve, Carolyn and Shirley, Mount Diablo is more than just a prominent part of the landscape. They’ve found world-class hiking in one of the most diverse ecosystems in California. “Our philosophy is ‘You can’t protect something you don’t love,’ ” says Steve. “People need to learn to love Mount Diablo … learn to love the outdoors.”