Bristly Leptosiphon (Leptosiphon acicularis) at Knowland Park credit: Ken-ichi Ueda

12/07/11 Oakland, CA – Attorneys for Friends of Knowland Park and the East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society today filed an amended legal petition in Alameda County Superior Court charging that the city approved a 50+-acre Oakland Zoo development project for the wildland areas of Knowland Park in violation of the Seismic Hazards Mapping Act. Under the Act, a geotechnical report is required to be prepared and submitted to the state prior to approval of a project located in a mapped seismic hazard zone. While this issue was raised in public comments as early as March, 2011 (, the City Council approved the project without it.

The complete press release can be found here:  EBCNPS_FOKP Press Release DEC_7_2011


UPDATE!  Here is some of the media that we have received so far:

East Bay Express Article

Contra Costa Times Article