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/
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.