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13 01, 2020

On New Year’s Eve, Save Mount Diablo Signs Option to Protect 154 Acres on Face of Mount Diablo’s North Peak

2020-01-17T14:40:27-08:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Land Acquisition, Featured Content, Announcements, Preservation, Press Release|

*Photo of a section of the 154 +/- acres on the slopes of Mount Diablo that Save Mount Diablo hopes to permanently conserve by raising over $1 million within the next two years per the terms of the option agreement recently signed with the Concord Mt. Diablo Trail Ride Association. Photo by Ted Clement. CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA—On December 31, 2019, New Year’s Eve Day, two local nonprofits, Save Mount [...]

9 01, 2020

Save Mount Diablo Releases New 2020 Schedule for Its Annual Free Public Hikes Program, Discover Diablo

2020-01-17T14:41:19-08:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Hiking, Featured Content, Outdoor Recreation, Announcements, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Join Save Mount Diablo in exploring the Bay Area’s beautiful wild lands and open spaces. Discover Diablo is a free public hike program that offers an annual schedule of guided interpretive family walks, hikes, and property tours open to any and all trailblazers looking to get out in nature. The Discover Diablo program seeks to build awareness of local land conservation efforts and nurture relationships between our community and the amazing natural world of the Mount Diablo area. Generously sponsored by the Shell Martinez Refinery for a fourth year, the 2020 Discover Diablo free public hike series will begin on January 25th.

18 11, 2019

Building Gratitude for Mount Diablo This Thanksgiving

2019-11-19T13:57:02-08:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Featured Content, Habitat Restoration, Stewardship, Community Conservation, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

20 09, 2019

The Most Critical Issue of Our Time: East Bay Students, Their Families, and Save Mount Diablo Support Global Climate Strike

2019-09-19T19:54:48-07:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Advocacy, Featured Content, Announcements, Press Release, Campaigns, Global Climate Strike|Tags: , , , , |

SOS is the urgent call for the United States to come together and help the world address the existential threat of climate change. Save Mount Diablo and our partner schools recently came together at our conserved Curry Canyon Ranch, with Mount Diablo in the background, to support the Global Climate Strike. Image Credit: Sean D. Johnson WALNUT CREEK, CA–The Global Climate Strike from September 20th to 27th, inspired by the [...]

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, Moonlight on the Mountain, Featured Content, 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 [...]

24 05, 2019

Building the Bench for Mount Diablo with Community Conservation

2019-10-22T13:46:05-07:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Featured Content, Press Release|Tags: , , , , |

Pittsburg High School, Mount Diablo Resource Recovery, and Save Mount Diablo are building up the bench of future supporters for the beautiful and natural Mount Diablo area. 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 the average American now spends about 95 percent of their life indoors. It further reports that we are becoming an “indoor species” which comes with consequences: “Our health and well-being may suffer.  And the less we value our outdoor spaces, the less likely we are to protect them.” To help address such concerns, Save Mount Diablo (“SMD”), Pittsburg High School (“PHS”), and sponsor Mount Diablo Resource Recovery (“MDRR”) recently signed and then completed an educational and experiential Conservation Collaboration Agreement. Read more in the press release.