There are several different types of native shrub communities in Knowland Park, but none is as rare or fascinating as the remnant stand of maritime chaparral located on the northwestern side of the park. Chaparral is a quintessential California vegetation, and winter is an excellent time of year to explore the chaparral at Knowland Park. [...]
On December 14th both the Tribune and the East Bay Express wrote articles about our ongoing fight to preserve the park. Lawsuit against Oakland Zoo continues as environmental group make new claims Attorneys for two environmental groups have filed an amendment to their lawsuit charging that the city of Oakland approved a 54-acre Oakland Zoo [...]
Friends of Knowland Park and the East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (EBCNPS) announced today that mediated settlement negotiations with the City of Oakland and the Oakland Zoo have ended.
When Jim Hanson looks at Knowland Park, he sees some of the Oakland that came before downtown, before the port, before freeways, before houses climbing the hills.
Tax-deductible donations to help save Knowland Park are welcome and needed!
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California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
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Lee Ann Smith
111 Shadow Mountain
Oakland, CA 94605