Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
A 500-acre wildfire burning in the Contra Loma Regional Park area of Antioch Wednesday afternoon forced the mandatory evacuations of dozens of homes, as fire crews battled intense heat and 20 mph winds whipping over the drought-parched grassland.
A worker was critically injured in one of the mines at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve near Antioch Tuesday , according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
Like it or not, the serpent cycle of life was caught on tape last weekend at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch where an adult California kingsnake got the best of an equally-hefty gopher snake.
East Bay state and regional parks offer loads of opportunities for scenic hikes, picnics and naturalist programs for the whole family to enjoy.
With East Bay and the wilderness within kissing distance, camping under a canopy of stars is a no-brainer for area nature lovers. Whether you’re visiting or staycationing, the East Bay area’s best campsites promise more than trees and fire rings, their amenities abound.
Plans to purchase land to expand the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in eastern Contra Costa County have been approved, East Bay Regional Park District officials recently announced.