CEMEX USA to Donate 101 Acres of Land to Mount Diablo State Park

View of Mitchell Canyon from the Black Point Trail
View of Mitchell Canyon from the Black Point Trail

CEMEX USA announced today that after six years of collaboration and discussion, the company is intending to donate 101 acres of undeveloped land to the State of California that are expected to become part of Mount Diablo State Park.

The tract of land that is intended to be donated is located close to CEMEX’s Clayton Quarry in Clayton, California, and borders Mount Diablo State Park. It features beautiful chaparral and oak trees within the canyon slopes of Mount Zion and lies adjacent to Mitchell Canyon.

Many wildlife species can be spotted on the land including deer, birds, and protected species such as the Alameda whipsnake. A portion of the Black Point Trail, which has been popular with hiking enthusiasts at the park for decades, also runs through the property. All contribute to a high conservation value for the community.

Alameda whipsnake in Mount Diablo State Park

Alameda whipsnake in Mount Diablo State Park. Photo: Scott Hein

“Clayton Quarry has been part of the fabric of the Clayton community for more than 70 years,” said CEMEX USA Regional President—California Region Francisco Rivera. “CEMEX is proud to make this contribution to the region as an extension of the state park system for the community to enjoy.”

“We have been working with, and encouraging, CEMEX for years to protect this 101-acre parcel, and the Black Point Trail on it, as the land is rich in conservation values. Thus, we applaud CEMEX for formally announcing its commitment to donate this property to Mount Diablo State Park, which is contiguous to the land. The land’s protection will be a great benefit to our local communities including our native flora and fauna,” said Ted Clement, Save Mount Diablo Executive Director.

CEMEX USA will continue to work with California State Parks to complete the donation process.

CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services with a rich history of improving the wellbeing of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and sustainability efforts. Its U.S. network includes 10 cement plants, close to 50 strategically located cement terminals, nearly 50 aggregate quarries, and more than 280 ready-mix concrete plants. CEMEX USA has been repeatedly recognized for its efforts in sustainability and energy management, including earning U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Top photo: View of Mitchell Canyon from the Black Point Trail by Scott Hein

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