Recognition of Ron Brown puts focus on Save Mt. Diablo’s important work in the community
On Wednesday, December 10, Save Mt. Diablo’s Executive Director Ron Brown was honored at the annual holiday breakfast held by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla. Since coming to Save Mt. Diablo in 2000, many acquisitions have added to the protected lands around Mt Diablo. But only about half of the wilderness has been preserved with the rest at risk of being sold for development. In 2014, Curry Canyon Ranch, the property that had been pursued since SMD’s founding in 1971 was purchased by Save Mount Diablo for $7.2 million, with generous grant from the Coastal Conservancy and a loan from supporters Dave and Dana Dornsife. The 1,080-acre property is the largest and most expensive purchase in SMD’s history.
Ron was honored for his work and his dedication to preserving Mt. Diablo and the surrounding open space, along with all of the staff and volunteers at Save Mt. Diablo. For more information, please visit their website at www.savemountdiablo.org. You can learn about how to get involved, and how to visit some of the areas under SMD stewardship though special hikes and volunteer activities.