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Save the Date: September 19 is Creek to Bay Day

September 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland Creek to Bay Day is part of California and International Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer day in California and the world! In 2014 approximately 1,000 Oakland volunteers removed over 500 bags of trash and over 150 cubic yards of invasive weeds from Oakland’s creeks and […]

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Earth Day at Arroyo Viejo Park: A Photographic Retrospective.

A highly engaged group of caring people convened in Arroyo Viejo Park on Saturday, to support Earth Day by cleaning the park. Here are a few photos of the event. Please click on the photos to enlarge and clarify them. The group collected more than two dozen bags of litter and clippings and removed some graffiti. […]

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Earth Day 2015, One View

You know how sometimes there are tasks you tackle that turn out to be just so satisfying? Today was one of those times for me. A crew and I were out on one of Oakland’s very fine spring sunshine days, hackin’ and hewin’ all the vegetation we usually see around April and May. Amazing to […]

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Thanks, Earth Expo Attendees!

KOB would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth at the Oakland Earth Expo today!

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Keep America Beautiful is Recruiting Youth Advisory Councilmembers – Due May 31

Keep America Beautiful is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 National Youth Advisory Council through MAY 15, 2015. This is a unique opportunity for ten (10) high school students (15-18 years old) from diverse backgrounds across the nation to participate in a service-learning and leadership development program. Participants will contribute to and inform KAB on programs […]

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Hot Off the Presses: Community Clean Up Planning Guide

Are you a passionate Oakland resident who wants to make a difference but doesn’t know where to start?  You’re in luck!  Keep Oakland Beautiful in collaboration with the Oakland Public Works Department just published a Community Clean Up Planning Guide! Check it out here: KOBAdopt-a-SpotPlanningGuide Mar 2015 Now, how are you going to Keep Oakland Beautiful?

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Clean Water Program Now Accepting Grant Applications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2015   CONTACT Jim Scanlin, Clean Water Program (510) 670-6548   To view this release online visit www.cleanwaterprogram.org/news   Clean Water Program Now Accepting Grant Applications Funding Available for Projects that Reduce Litter in Local Waterways   Alameda County, CA—The Clean Water Program is inviting applications for its 2015 Community […]

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Trees Available for Planting in East Oakland

Are you interested in seeing more trees in East Oakland? Sierra Club recently received a significant grant to plant trees in East Oakland, generally below MacArthur from Fruitvale to the San Leandro border. They will also provide everything needed to get the trees off to a good start, including stakes, soil amendment, mulch, technical assistance, […]

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A Thank You to All Who Supported Daffodil Day.

Message from Alicia Johnson and Eric Saltmarsh: The Keep Oakland Beautiful Board would like to thank all organizations and neighbors who participated in our annual Daffodil Day on Saturday November 15th. Daffodil Day is one of our prized programs and we’re happy to report that, once again, we gave away all 4,000 of our daffodil […]

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Interested in Joining the Board?

If you are interested in joining the Keep Oakland Beautiful Board, the application process is now live! You can download the application here in Word: KOB Board Application 2014 You can download it as a pdf here (although note that you will need to scan the form in order to submit by email): KOB Board Application 2014 […]

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