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31 12, 2019

Stewarding the Land

2020-01-16T15:34:51-08:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Habitat Restoration, Stewardship|

Here's some of what we've been up to lately in the stewardship department. Targeting Thistle Seedlings So Our Native Plantings Continue to Thrive It had been a while since we had done a proper workday at Marsh Creek 6. We needed to keep the area undisturbed for at least a year after the wildfire in 2018 before doing any more work there. On December 17, we returned to Marsh Creek [...]

16 12, 2019

Dana Ellingson | Volunteer of the Month (December 2019)

2019-09-18T12:03:05-07:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Stewardship, Volunteer of the Month|

Dana Ellingson, December Volunteer of the Month Interviewed by Laura Kindsvater, Stewardship & Outreach Intern About Dana How long have you lived in the Bay Area? I've lived in the Bay Area since 1959, when my family moved here from St. Louis. How did you learn about Save Mount Diablo? I don't remember how I heard about SMD. It must have been in [...]

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 [...]

17 11, 2019

Bruce Bilodeau | Volunteer of the Month (November 2019)

2019-09-18T11:50:03-07:00November 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Stewardship, Volunteer of the Month|

Bruce Bilodeau, November Volunteer of the Month Interviewed by Laura Kindsvater, Stewardship & Outreach Intern About Bruce How long have you lived in the Bay Area? Off and on since 1963. My family moved to Concord from Colorado Springs, and I grew up with a view of Mount Diablo from our backyard. How did you learn about Save Mount Diablo? Not sure. I [...]

1 11, 2019

Stewarding and Restoring the Land

2019-11-04T15:16:40-08:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Stewardship|

Here's what our stewardship team has been up to lately. Taking Care of Big Bend On October 1, the East Bay Trail Dogs came out to our Big Bend property to lend a hand. We went up the hill, clearing out tree branches to make it easier and safer to hike up the road. After windstorms, big branches break and dangle—we call these “widow makers.” It’s important to remove them [...]

18 10, 2019

Deborah Wechsler | Volunteer of the Month (October 2019)

2019-09-17T13:25:36-07:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Stewardship, Volunteer of the Month|

Deborah Wechsler, October Volunteer of the Month Interviewed by Laura Kindsvater, Stewardship & Outreach Intern About Deborah How long have you lived in the Bay Area? This is the third time I have lived in the Bay Area—this time for 12 years. I first moved here from Colorado/Oklahoma in 1988 for about two years, then moved to Houston and Bakersfield and returned in [...]