FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 19, 2018
30 YEARS PROTECTING OUR MOUNTAIN: An Anniversary Tribute to Seth Adams, Land Conservation Director, Save Mount Diablo
WALNUT CREEK, CA—On Thursday, March 22nd, a sold-out crowd will gather at The Lesher Center for the Arts to celebrate a special event: Land Conservation Director Seth Adam’s 30th anniversary with Save Mount Diablo.
300 of Seth’s closest friends and allies will join Save Mount Diablo’s board and staff to commemorate the many milestones achieved protecting, defending and restoring Mount Diablo’s irreplaceable wild lands over Seth’s storied career, and look forward to more great years of conservation.
Seth M. Adams became Save Mount Diablo’s first staff member in 1988 and he has been with the organization ever since—now 30 years and counting. He focuses on advanced policy, land use and advocacy, government relations, acquisition projects, and educational and media programs. Seth has earned his stripes as a conservation hero of the East Bay with his enduring quest to protect Mount Diablo and its foothills. He has helped Save Mount Diablo grow into a major force for conservation in the East Bay. Over his career, Diablo area conservation has accelerated—protected lands on and around Mt. Diablo have more than doubled, and protected lands in the East Bay have tripled.
Among Seth’s accomplishments are participation in the preservation of tens of thousands of acres of public parklands; creation and defense of Urban Limit Lines; aid in development of hundreds of millions of dollars in conservation funding; helping to create the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan and the Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Plan; new recreational trails such as the 30-mile Diablo Trail; and reintroduction of endangered peregrine falcons to Mt. Diablo. He has been involved in many successful political campaigns throughout Contra Costa County and the East Bay. Now, Seth is working to popularize the 150-mile Diablo Range, California’s next big conservation story.
Seth attended Michigan State University and the University of California–Berkeley. He lives in Martinez, California with his husband Aaron Chabot and their dog, Bolt.
MAKE A TRIBUTE GIFT
Make a Gift in Honor of Seth Adams 30th Anniversary at Save Mount Diablo. Your gift in his honor will help achieve his goal of preserving Mount Diablo and its surrounding foothills for future generations of people and wildlife to enjoy.
Summary: In celebration of Land Conservation Director Seth Adam’s 30th anniversary with Save Mount Diablo, a ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 22nd at the Lesher Center of the Arts in Walnut Creek to commemorate the many milestones achieved protecting, defending and restoring Mount Diablo’s irreplaceable wild lands during Seth’s storied career, and look forward to more great years of conservation.
Save Mount Diablo
Save Mount Diablo is a nationally accredited, non-profit land trust founded in 1971 with a mission to preserve Mount Diablo’s peaks, surrounding foothills, and watersheds through land acquisition and preservation strategies designed to protect the mountain’s natural beauty, biological diversity, and historic and agricultural heritage; enhance our area’s quality of life; and provide recreational opportunities consistent with the protection of natural resources. To learn more and support Save Mount Diablo please visit www.savemountdiablo.org.
High-Resolution Images and Press Release Files:
(#1) 1972 – Seth Adams -Mr. Water – Looking at TVA c. 1972 early water policy
(#2) D8A08257-Pimentel-De Martini -1-31-16 (Scott Hein).jpg
(#3) 1972 – Seth Adams -Mr. Water – Looking at TVA c. 1972 early water policy.jpg
(#4) 1984 – Seth Adams-Big Basin Winter 1984 (Charles Delwiche).jpg
(#5) 1987 – Seth Adams-Bay mudflat cleanup, El Cerrito, CA – Dec 1987.jpg
(#6) 1994 – Judd Mygatt-Seth Adams-Chaparral Springs 1994 (CCT).jpg
(#7) 2000 – Seth Adams-Antioch-2000 (Lynn Johnson).jpg
(#8) Seth Adams – De Martini 2-1-2016 (Seth Adams) – 2.jpg
Caleb Castle, Communications Manager, Save Mount Diablo;
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Joanne McCluhan, Executive Assistant, Save Mount Diablo;
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