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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 [...]

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 [...]

1 10, 2016

Mount Diablo Buckwheat Critically Endangered Wildflower Discovered Near Antioch

2017-12-27T19:27:34-08:00October 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Plants & Animals, Habitat Restoration, Announcements|

Thanks to a team of botanists contracted by the East Bay Regional Park District (EPRPD), the endangered Mount Diablo Buckwheat was identified as thriving at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch, California. Save Mount Diablo board member Heath Bartosh, (left) and Brian Peterson (right) amidst a field of rare Mount Diablo Buckwheat wildflowers that they rediscovered in May of 2016. This location is being kept a secret to [...]