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Q&A With Rue Mapp: Turning to Nature for Healing

December 12, 2014 by Laki Sarah

"Right now," says founder Rue Mapp, "we need nature more than ever." A Q&A with the founder of Outdoor Afro as she prepares for nationwide "healing hikes."

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Oakland Museum’s new science gallery opens May 31

May 21, 2013 by Dan Rademacher

On May 31, the Oakland Museum will open its overhauled science gallery, the world's largest museum exhibit focused on California’s habitats and wildlife.

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Geocaching in Oakland

December 01, 2012 by Paul Epstein

Follow the geocaching adventures of a father and son, this time in Oakland, underground.

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TransForm

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

TransForm works to create world-class public transportation andwalkable communities in the Bay Area and beyond, and has helped to win billions of dollars and groundbreaking policies in support of smart growth, public transportation, affordable housing, andbicycle/pedestrian safety. TransForm's work is essential in the fight against climate change.

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Oakland Zoo

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The nonprofit Oakland Zoo, located in Knowland Park, is home to more than 440 native and exotic animals.

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Garber Park Stewards

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

This group of volunteers helps maintain and restore Garber Park, a 13-acre City of Oakland woodland park located behind the Claremont Hotel. The Garber Park Stewards' vision is to reduce the risk of wildfire, improve the trail system, and safeguard the natural woodland resources of Garber Park.

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Chris E Hecht Design & Landscape Construction

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

We are exceptional East Bay based landscape designer/ builders, specializing in creating naturalistic gardens, with a focus on hillside landscaping solutions which often incorporate ponds and water features, stone walls, and beautiful boulder and stonework. Our gardens are sustainable, "bay-friendly", and environmentally sensitive; lush-looking but with low water requirement. In speaking of our work, customers have said "outstanding project, fun to work with", "excellent taste, "worry free, great crew" and "awesome job." When you're ready to realize the front or backyard landscape design of your dreams, we're just a call or click away. We service Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties.

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Lake Merritt

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

The United States’ first official wildlife refuge, this lake in the middle of Oakland hosts a varied year-round population of ...

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Knowland Park

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Knowland Park is the City of Oakland’s largest park. It’s best known as the home to the Oakland Zoo, but ...

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Joaquin Miller Park

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Enjoy the redwood forest and chaparral trails of Oakland’s nature getaway. Shaped by writer and nature enthusiast Joaquin Miller, this ...

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