Protest Destruction of Knowland Park’s Protected Oak Trees

The Oakland Zoo has applied for a permit to cut down 57 California live oaks and other native trees in the heart of Knowland Park. This is the public notice. Red tags are now attached to trees that would be destroyed. Click here to protest the “tree removal” permit application. Or send your own letter […]

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REFERENDUM Campaign – The Results!

A little less than a month ago, the Friends of Knowland Park launched a referendum campaign to overturn a City Council ordinance that took away 53 acres of the heart of Knowland Park from public access forever.

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Referendum: Let the People of Oakland Decide How Their Public Parkland Is Used!

Friends of Knowland Park held a press conference at Oakland City Hall Tuesday, December 16 to kick off a 30-day referendum petition drive. The group seeks a public vote on whether to reverse a recent City Council decision that paved the way for a controversial Oakland Zoo expansion above the ridge in the heart of Knowland […]

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Save Knowland Park – The City Council voted…

By now most of you have probably heard that the vote did not go our way at the Oakland City Council on Tuesday night, with a 6–2 vote to pass the “conservation easement” ordinance, moving the zoo one step closer to breaking ground. However, two courageous Councilmembers did stand with the public and voted against approving this fake “conservation easement” […]

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THIS IS IT: Last chance to protect Knowland Park!

Please come to Oakland City Council meeting Tues 11/18 starting 5:30 pm Oakland City Hall at 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Council Chambers, 3rd Floor Please RSVP here if you can attend: bit.ly/knowlandmeeting. Beautiful & wild Knowland Park is home to native wildlife, including rare and threatened species, and it was deeded to the city of Oakland to remain […]

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