Walnut Creek Open Space Backcountry

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Come and enjoy the fall weather on a three-mile walk through parts of this Walnut Creek open space. You’ll start at Borges Ranch and climb into the woodlands before circling around and following a fire trail through the grasslands back … Read more

Curry Canyon Ranch Mt. Diablo Audubon Hike

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Mount Diablo Audubon Society and Save Mount Diablo are partnering up for a hike on Save Mount Diablo’s gorgeous Curry Canyon Ranch. This portion of Curry Canyon Ranch showcases beautiful rangeland ecosystems and valley oak and riparian habitat. We’ll be … Read more

Trail Stomp – 5 Miles for 50 Years

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Calling all experienced trail runners to an exploratory run at Curry Canyon Ranch! Attendees will traverse through grassland, riparian, and woodland habitats at their own pace. Hilly terrain is rewarded with stellar views of Mount Diablo and an abundance of … Read more

Plein Air Painting Hike

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Join us for an evening of plein air painting at one of Save Mount Diablo’s gorgeous properties: Wright Canyon! All ages and levels of experience are welcome! An experienced painter will be available to give tips and tricks.     … Read more

Nature Journaling Workshop: East Bay Bats

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Journal East Bay bat species while learning about these important pollinators! During this workshop you will find out which bats call Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve home, what types of habitats they prefer and more! Embark on a step-by-step nature journaling … Read more

DiRT Day: Curry Canyon Ranch Water Crew

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Join our watering crew and be a part of our 10,000 Trees and Plants Project and Climate Action Plan goals! Enjoy the beauty of Mount Diablo’s foothills as we fight impacts of climate change by protecting tree seedlings around Curry … Read more

Mount Diablo, a Story of Place

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This is an excerpt from photographer and longtime Bay Nature contributor Stephen Joseph’s new book, Mount Diablo, A Story of Place and Inspiration. The book consists of hundreds of Joseph’s photographs, taken over three years on the mountain, and features essays by local conservation leaders.

Save Mount Diablo cofounder dies

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The co-founder of the influential nonprofit conservation group Save Mount Diablo,  Arthur D. Bonwell, died at 85 at his home in Concord, California. The trained electrical engineer for Dupont made a second career in conservation, recognizing that the state was … Read more