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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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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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Oakland Ranked 7th for Outdoor Enthusiasts

We all know about Oakland’s outdoor assets, but now there is a study to prove it!  SmartAsset’s recent study ranks Oakland 7th and San Francisco 10th for outdoor enthusiasts.  The top spot went to Honolulu, HI. For more info: https://smartasset.com/mortgage/best-cities-for-outdoor-enthusiasts  

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Oakland’s Active Transportation Projects Win $9.1 Million in Grants

Oakland, CA –The Oakland Public Works Department recently won two grants totaling over $9.1 million dollars from the State of California’s Active Transportation Program (ATP). These projects will improve walking and bicycling connections for Oakland residents and visitors. The 19th Street BART to Lake Merritt Urban Greenway Project was awarded $4.6 million by the California […]

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Plant trees in Oakland! (season premiere)

Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM new tree meetup place (until 9:15am only) 1122 29th Avenue, Oakland, CA (map) **This is the first planting day of Sierra Club’s planting season, after our summer off.  Welcome back!** Get a great start on your weekend by planting trees in Oakland! Volunteers from the San Francisco […]

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