Our hearts sing out gratitude to all of you who helped us successfully protect more of the precious remaining natural places of the Mount Diablo area and connect our community to them this past fiscal year. Save Mount Diablo changed from a calendar year to an April 1st-March 31st fiscal year-end. Therefore, this information is for the transitional 15-month budget cycle between January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. *Numbers are based on unaudited January 1, 2018-March 31, 2019 financials. Read the Letter from our Executive Director and enjoy learning more about our work as you browse through our accomplishments over the past 15 months.
In 2019, Save Mount Diabloâ€™s Annual BioBlitz was held from Friday, May 3 to Saturday, May 4 at Save Mount Diabloâ€™s own Mangini Ranch and the City of Walnut Creekâ€™s Lime Ridge Open Space. There were 36 scientists and researchers at the event. In total, 349 species were found: two amphibian species, five arachnid species, 76 bird species, one chilopoda species, two fungal species, 156 insect species, six mammal species, 96 plant species, and five reptile species.
Here's an overview of some of the stewardship activities we were up to during the month of June. Volunteers Polish Off Fire Abatement at Big Bend At our June 6 stewardship workday, a small but productive group of people finished up the mowing at Marsh Creek 8. We needed to complete fire abatement along the driveway as is required by the county. Thanks, stewardship volunteers, for braving the heat and [...]
Oakland, CAâ€”As the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) celebrates its 85th anniversary, the Park District is seeking public input to help inform the Districtâ€™s future priorities and interests to maintain its relevancy to the recreational needs of the East Bayâ€™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 [...]
Dave DeRose, June Volunteer of the Month Interviewed by Laura Kindsvater, Stewardship and Outreach Intern About Dave How long have you lived in the Bay Area? I have lived in the Bay Area almost my entire life. My northern California roots are very deep. I was born and raised in San Jose when the â€śSilicon Valleyâ€ť was still full of fruit trees. I [...]
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 [...]