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11 06, 2019

Development Associate/Database Manager

2019-06-21T16:56:32-07:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Featured Content, Job Posting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Save Mount Diablo is hiring a Development Associate/Database Manager. This is a full-time, non-exempt position that reports to the Development Director. Primary responsibilities include Systems & Data Management, Fundraising & Donor Relations, and providing General Administrative Support to the organization's fundraising and events efforts as part of Save Mount Diablo's Development Team. Read the full job description here.

24 05, 2019

Building the Bench for Mount Diablo with Community Conservation

2019-06-13T14:23:01-07:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Featured Content, Press Release|Tags: , , , , |

Pittsburg High School, Mount Diablo Resource Recovery, and Save Mount Diablo are building up the bench of future supporters for the beautiful and natural Mount Diablo area. 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 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 and well-being may suffer.  And the less we value our outdoor spaces, the less likely we are to protect them.” To help address such concerns, Save Mount Diablo (“SMD”), Pittsburg High School (“PHS”), and sponsor Mount Diablo Resource Recovery (“MDRR”) recently signed and then completed an educational and experiential Conservation Collaboration Agreement. Read more in the press release.

19 04, 2019

Take the Diablo Youth Challenge!

2019-05-13T11:35:26-07:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Announcements, Campaigns, Community Conservation, Conservation Inspiration, Featured Content|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 Diablo—up to 50 kids—which will raise $25,000 for Save Mount Diablo!! Find out how to participate in the challenge.

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 [...]

5 03, 2019

Getting Kids Outdoors: Save Mount Diablo Collaborates on Conservation with Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School and Bedell Frazier Investment Counselling

2019-03-12T13:05:53-07:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Announcements, Blog, Community Conservation, Featured Content, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , |

WALNUT CREEK, CA–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 [...]

19 02, 2019

Announcing Audible Mount Diablo’s Newest Video Podcast Season, “Harvest of Fire: A Hiker’s Guide to Mount Diablo Plants”

2019-02-19T12:41:22-07:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Announcements, Audible Guides, Blog, Featured Content|

WALNUT CREEK, CA—On March 14, an exciting new show on the native wildflowers that bloom after a wildfire on Mount Diablo will be premiered at a special screening event at Save Mount Diablo’s headquarters in Walnut Creek, followed by a public digital release on March 21.  The show, a video podcast featuring a series of guides, explains the mountain's spectacular recovery from the 2013 Morgan Fire. It also describes Mount [...]