If you love looking at Mount Diablo, there's a way you can help the landmark mountain by volunteering a few hours of your time on a Sunday in April.
Patch is teaming up with the non-profit organization and the Concord store to help recruit volunteers. Patch editors David Mills, Adalto Nascimento and Lance Howard will be among the volunteers.
The service project is from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 15. The work will include removing invasive, non-native plants as well as watering 500 native plants previously planted.
You can sign up or obtain more information by going to the REI calendar page for this item or by emailing REI outreach specialist April Rovero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are 40 slots open for the project. As of Tuesday afternoon, 25 slots were left.
Beryl Anderson, communications coordinator for Save Mount Diablo, said these volunteer projects help restore the ecosystem on the mountain as well as make it accessible and enjoyable for visitors.
"Without volunteers, we wouldn't be able to restore these lands," she said. "The volunteering is fun and beneficial and it gives the volunteer a closer relationship to nature."
Join Patch, REI and Save Mount Diablo in this volunteer effort. If you sign up, let us know in the comments section of this article.
Patch.com employees are given five paid days off a year to volunteer in their communities. As part of this effort, known as Give Five, we'd love to form other partnerships with local agencies in need of help. Let us know. You can reach David Mills at email@example.com.