Lupine Flower at Knowland Park, credit: Ken-ichi Ueda

The East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Lawrence Foundation to assist us and our partners, the Friends of Knowland Park, in fighting to protect the precious natural resources of Knowland Park from being destroyed by the Oakland Zoo’s proposed theme park development.  This grant provides further evidence that others understand the importance of Knowland Park as a threatened ecosystem.

This good news comes at a perfect time just before the holidays, and should help help motivate all of us to come back in the New Year with a renewed spirit and optimism to ensure a bright future for this beautiful natural space.