Oakland Magazine covers Knowland Park Fight, and Other Updates

News Updates: Oakland Magazine covers Knowland Park Fight Did you see the recent article in Oakland Magazine about Knowland Park and the fight to save it? If you missed it, read it here: http://www.oaklandmagazine.com/Oakland-Magazine/July-2014/Conservationists-and-Zoo-Spar-Over-Knowland-Park/

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Setting the Record Straight on the Oakland Zoo Expansion Plan

Public Comment by Laura Baker East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society Originally published in the Berkeley Daily Planet In last week’s Oakland Tribune (1/9/14) Joel Parrott called for unity to launch the Oakland Zoo’s disastrous expansion plan in Knowland Park, a plan reminiscent of many grandiose projects that appeal to a seductive […]

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Snakes, Lies, and Cutting Red Tape: How the Oakland Zoo is Gaming the System

It is difficult to imagine the Oakland Zoo proposing anything more outrageous than their plan to build an environmentally destructive “conservation” exhibit on the richest and most sensitive lands in Knowland Park, but in their latest proposal the preposterous trumps the outrageous. The upshot of their bold move toward endgame is that not only would […]

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A Guest Blog by an Oakland Resident

KP Supporters: My wife and I are new to the movement to Save Knowland Park.  Like many people in the community, we thought Knowland Park was the zoo. We had no idea about the amazing open space that IS Knowland Park until we moved here with our two boys in September.  After attending the rally […]

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Oakland Zoo’s PR campaign is faltering, still can save Knowland Park

By Karen Smith, Oakland Tribune My Word © 2014 Bay Area News Group A recent news report about the successful move to preserve 362 acres of natural parkland in the East Bay hills could almost have been about Knowland Park. The land is described as a collection of steep hillsides spilling down from the ridgeline, […]

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