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22 05, 2019

Scott Hein | Volunteer of the Month (May 2019)

2019-05-16T14:13:30-07:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Volunteer of the Month|

Scott Hein, May Volunteer of the Month Interviewed by Laura Kindsvater, Stewardship & Outreach Intern About Scott How long have you lived in the Bay Area? Since the fall of 1988, so 30+ years. How did you learn about Save Mount Diablo? On a hike at Lime Ridge Open Space that was sponsored by SMD to educate the public about a proposed development called [...]

6 05, 2019

Save Mount Diablo Grantee Featured on KQED Science

2019-05-06T14:52:47-07:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Research funded in part by one of the Save Mount Diablo Mary Bowerman Science and Research Program's grants has now been featured in an article by KQED. The grant helped researcher Brandt Weary study "chemical warfare between bugs," specifically how a species of beetle can withstand cyanide emitted by a species of millipede. "The beetles, known as Promecognathus crassus, love to eat millipedes, even though they are only one-fifth the millipedes’ [...]

25 04, 2019

Steve and Carolyn Balling | Volunteers of the Month (April 2019)

2019-04-25T16:26:38-07:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Volunteer of the Month|

Steve and Carolyn Balling, April Volunteers of the Month Interviewed by Laura Kindsvater, Stewardship & Outreach Intern About Steve and Carolyn How long have you lived in the Bay Area? Except for a year or so of college, and a first job after Cal, Carolyn has been in the Bay Area since her family settled in Palo Alto when she was three, back [...]

17 04, 2019

Every Day Is Earth Day for Us

2019-04-17T13:48:45-07:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Announcements, Blog, Featured Content, Press Release|

Save Mount Diablo Signs Second Conservation Collaboration Agreement with Campolindo High School and Compass WALNUT CREEK, CA—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 [...]

8 04, 2019

Take the City Nature Challenge!

2019-03-28T19:58:33-07:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Announcements, Blog, Community Conservation, Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Happy spring! Gather your family, friends, and CalNat cohort and contribute your iNaturalist observation skills to your local community organizations and help collect data for science! April 26-29 City Nature Challenge: The 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: “which city can find the most nature?” Since then, the competition has expanded rapidly, and this year more [...]

25 03, 2019

Jean Vieth | Volunteer of the Month (March 2019)

2019-03-25T11:14:27-07:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Volunteer of the Month|

Jean Vieth, March Volunteer of the Month Interviewed by Laura Kindsvater, Stewardship and Outreach Intern About Jean How long have you lived in the Bay Area? Most of my life! I was born in Oakland and though my family moved to the Midwest when I was 12, northern California remained etched in my memory as the template for landscape. I returned to the [...]