CEMEX USA to donate 101 acres of land for California State Park
February 17, 2022
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 which 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, Calif., 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.
“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.”
CEMEX’s Clayton Quarry has long provided construction aggregates for roads, bridges, homes, schools, hospitals and other critical structures across the greater Bay Area region. Its operation continues to play a significant role in the region’s growth.
“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.
Save Mount Diablo is a nationally accredited, nonprofit land trust founded in 1971 with a mission to preserve Mount Diablo’s peaks, surrounding foothills, watersheds, and connection to the Diablo Range 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 educational and recreational opportunities consistent with protection of natural resources. To learn more, please visit www.savemountdiablo.org.