Mount Diablo State Park Cleanup Set for September 22

September 7, 2018 Updated: September 7, 2018

Volunteers of all ages and abilities are invited to Mount Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County on Sept. 22, to help cut back vegetation and clean up areas as part of the 25th annual National Public Lands Day celebrations occurring at sites throughout the country.

This year’s theme is restoration and resilience. More than 20,000 volunteers nationwide are expected to turn out for trail maintenance and planting projects, trash pick-ups and other refurbishing activities aimed at restoring public lands and making them more resilient.

Participants at the Mount Diablo event will meet at the Mitchell Canyon Staging Area in the park at 9 a.m., then disperse to one of several volunteer sites throughout the area before coming back together for a group lunch.

For more information about the event, people can contact Mark Sinclair at mark.sinclair@parks.ca.gov or (925) 837-6122. Those planning to attend are asked to email Sinclair in advance.

By Craig Lazzeretti

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