There’s a lot going on with Knowland Park this month, including guest appearances by Country Joe McDonald and the duo of Hali Hammer and Randy Berge at our April 19 Earth Day Rally. Read on for details…
Have you ever been to Knowland Park? Wild Oakland invites you to join the California Native Plant Society on April 12 from 12 noon – 2:00 pm to visit Oakland’s Knowland Park, a 500-acre wildland park and home to diverse native plant communities and wildlife. We’ll tour the native grasslands — depending upon rain, we may have wildflower […]
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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Who we are
- People from all over the Bay Area who have come together around a shared concern for the health of our environment and our urban community.
- We enjoy the outdoors and love wild places.
- We care about protecting local wildlife and rare native plant habitats.
- We support public access to our remaining natural open space.
- We love Oakland, and are concerned about the misuse of public resources and taxpayer dollars by private business interests.
What we want to do
- Save the wildest park in Oakland from development—keep it free for everyone to enjoy.
- Stop the Oakland Zoo’s expansion into the heart of Knowland Park, and require that any expansion be located on already disturbed land adjacent to the zoo’s existing site.
- Protect dwindling native wildlife habitat, and preserve our remaining open space for future generations.
- Support the City of Oakland in requiring strict fiscal accountability and true environmental stewardship of Knowland Park’s amazing natural resources.