Sacramento – Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) honored Save Mount Diablo this week as the 2016 Nonprofit of the Year for the 16th Assembly District during a special Assembly ceremony at the State Capitol.
Save Mount Diablo’s mission is to preserve Mount Diablo’s peaks, surrounding foothills, and watersheds through land acquisition and preservation.
“As an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast, I am so pleased to recognize Save Mount Diablo as the 2016 Nonprofit of the Year for the 16th Assembly District,” said Assemblywoman Baker. “Through its commitment to conserving the natural beauty of Mount Diablo and the greater Diablo Range, Save Mount Diablo has been vital to the protection of wildlife habitats and the preservation of our environment. Save Mount Diablo’s dedication to preserve our local environment has benefitted our community’s park-goers and generations to come.”
Since Save Mount Diablo’s founding in December 1971, the preserved lands on Mount Diablo and its surrounding foothills have grown from just over 6,788 acres to well over 110,000 acres across more than forty parks. As a local leader and advocate for environmental protection and open space, Save Mount Diablo has been instrumental to the preservation of land on and around Mount Diablo to ensure healthy ecosystems and continued access for people and wildlife.
Save Mount Diablo has experienced great success in achieving its mission through its close collaboration with community partners and local governmental bodies, as well as its dedicated efforts to engage and educate the public by organizing events throughout the year.
“Save Mount Diablo has a time-sensitive land conservation mission for the beautiful Mount Diablo area, so we are very grateful for Assemblywoman Baker’s leadership in stepping up to support and recognize our efforts with this award,” said Ted Clement, Executive Director of Save Mount Diablo.
This year commemorates the inaugural California Nonprofits Day, hosted by Cal Nonprofits, California Association of Nonprofits. These nonprofit leaders are part of the statewide alliance of over 10,000 organizations, representing and promoting California’s growing nonprofit sector and working to bring the full power of nonprofits to strengthening communities. Honorees are presented with a framed certificate from the State Assembly recognizing their outstanding contributions during a ceremony in the Assembly chambers.