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Donate to KOB through East Bay Gives, May 3 from 7-8 pm

For 24 hours on May 3, 2016 you can make a big difference for Oakland by donating to Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB) through East Bay Gives. https://eastbaygives.org/npo/keep-oakland-beautiful From 7 – 8 pm East Bay Gives will give an additional $2,500 to a non-profit participating for the first time with the most donations received in this hour, […]

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Thank You Earth Day Volunteers!

Thanks to all the volunteers to participated in the 86 Earth Day sites on Saturday, April 23.  Your efforts are much appreciated! Daisy Troop at Arroyo Viejo Park  

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KOB at Earth Expo

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table at the Oakland Earth Expo yesterday! Hope you can join us on April 9 for tree planting and on April 23 for Earth Day service!

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Earth Expo on April 6

News from: Oakland Public Works FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2016 Sustainable Living Tips and Demos Oakland EarthEXPO on Wednesday, April 6 Oakland, CA –The 21st annual Oakland EarthEXPOwill take place on Wednesday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 14th Street at Broadway. This free environmental sustainability fair is an opportunity to gather information […]

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Keeping Oakland Beautiful Is Everybody’s Business.

I joined the board of Keep Oakland Beautiful almost two years ago and I’ve learned a lot about the community and its people. As a photography enthusiast who also enjoys history, nature, and cultural diversity, I took to Oakland like a bear takes to honey. Oakland offers a seemingly endless array of places and activities […]

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Upcoming April Events

April is a big month for KOB as we celebrate EARTH MONTH!  Please join us to clean, green, and beatify our city on the following dates… April 9 for our regular Second Saturday tree planting, in partnership with the Sierra Club Tree Team.  For more details, visit here. April 23 for Oakland Earth Day.  There […]

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KOB Board Member Up for Award

Jacqueline Bergquist Salas, KOB board member and Fairyland’s landscape supervisor-horticulturalist, has been nominated by Fairyland for an American Public Gardens Association 2016 Professional Citation, a recognition handed out yearly to the most deserving candidate, someone who embodies “great skills, innovation and potential.” Jackie has been an asset to KOB as well with her monthly gardening columns […]

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Spotlight CA – The California You Don’t See on Postcards

“I believe in the California Dream. To me, it’s the idea that if we work hard and do our best, we can create a better future for our children. Because everybody in California, no matter their means, deserves justice – the right to make a living wage and raise a family, the right to clean […]

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Daffodils Are Blooming.

In October, Keep Oakland Beautiful gave out 4,000 daffodil bulbs to various groups who agreed to plant them in visible, public spaces throughout the community. Given the rainy winter we’ve had thus far, the daffodils are already starting to bloom. Here are a few early photos of public areas in Oakland that have been graced […]

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Thanks for Planting Trees in San Antonio Park.

We want to give a big shout out to the more than 50 volunteers, young and old, who came out for today’s tree planting event in San Antonio Park, in East Oakland. The Keep Oakland Beautiful Flash Mob and other volunteers came out in force to dig holes, plant, and water numerous trees around the […]

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