As the weather heats up, rattlesnakes become more active in many of our parks, their natural habitat. They like to explore when the weather gets warm which can lead to more encounters with humans and dogs. The East Bay Regional Park District is advising that the public take snake safety precautions when visiting Regional Parks. Safety Tips for Visiting Regional Parks Always hike with a friend so you can help [...]
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Announcing the Diablo Youth Challenge! Save Mount Diablo is committed to getting children and youth out in nature, and many of our supporters share this value. One such supporter is anonymously raising a challenge: A contribution of $500 will be made for every child or teen who spends active time in one of the many public parks on or near Mount Diabloâ€”up to 50 kidsâ€”which will raise $25,000 for Save Mount Diablo!! Find out how to participate in the challenge.
Save Mount Diablo Signs Second Conservation Collaboration Agreement with Campolindo High School and Compass WALNUT CREEK, CAâ€”On April 22, 1970, millions of Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthier environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. That was the start of Earth Day, which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. However, giving gratitude and respect to our Earth one day a [...]
Happy spring! Gather your family, friends, and CalNatÂ cohort and contribute your iNaturalistÂ observation skills to your local community organizations and help collect data for science! April 26-29 City Nature Challenge: TheÂ City Nature Challenge began as a nature-observation competition between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles County in 2016, organized around simple charge: â€śwhich city can find the most nature?â€ť Since then, the competition has expanded rapidly, and this yearÂ more [...]
Getting Kids Outdoors: Save Mount Diablo Collaborates on Conservation with Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School and Bedell Frazier Investment Counselling
WALNUT CREEK, CAâ€“According to the 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 study, 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 [...]