Have you ever been to Knowland Park? Join the California Native Plant Society on April 26 from 9 am to 11 am 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, wildflower displays, a look at the East Bay’s largest known fairy ring of puffballs, oak woodlands, lichens, and rare maritime chaparral. While we’re there, we’ll talk about the Oakland Zoo’s plans to expand upon 56 acres of the richest and most sensitive habitat in the park and why CNPS believes that this development would be a disastrous mistake.
Our walk leaders will be Laura Baker – an ecologist, member of the East Bay chapter of the California Native Plant Society, and advocate for Knowland Park, and Gregg Weber, native plant expert.
We’ll meet on Cameron Avenue, a cul-de-sac off of Malcolm Avenue that dead-ends at the park. It’s fine to park on Malcolm or any of the other nearby streets. Please be careful not to block resident driveways.
Wear sturdy hiking shoes, long pants and a long sleeved shirt to protect yourself from poison oak, and prepare for rain. This walk will happen rain or shine! Bring drinking water, a hat, binoculars, and a magnifying loupe if you have one.
There are no bathroom facilities in the park!
Trip length will be about 3 miles, elevation change about 400 ft.
Safety: Outdoor activities are inherently risky. On hiking trips, grave injury and death are not out of the realm of possibility. By coming on this trip, you agree to be 100% responsible for your own health, safety and well being. If you bring a guest(s), that guest(s) will be 100% responsible for his/her own health, safety and well being.
Dogs: Our apologies, but no dogs