Please help save Oakland's Knowland Park by urging big donors to withdraw their financial support for the Oakland Zoo’s planned "conservation" theme park far above the existing zoo. The environmental damage will be enormous, wildlife will be driven out of their habitats, the public will lose access to ridgeline hiking trails and panoramic views, and Oakland taxpayers will be burdened with increased debt, now and far into the future.
This expansion plan is wrong for Oakland. The environmental damage it will incur is irreversible, and the public will lose free and open access to the ridgeline of Oakland's largest remaining wild parkland. Oakland cannot afford the resulting drain of taxpayer dollars. We urge you to withdraw your financial support for any expansion on Knowland Park's ridgeline. Preserving Knowland Park as an authentic example of native California is a worthy lasting legacy you can give to Oakland.