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Wild Oakland Walks: Social History of Lake Merritt

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Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP info@WildOakland.org

OMCA (Oakland Museum of California) | 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607

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Wild Oakland Walks

Wild Oakland leads free, fun and educational guided environmental walks for busy urbanites.

They are a 100% volunteer organization, from the guiding committee to the walk leaders who donate their time because of a shared passion for ecology and education.

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Social History of Lake Merritt | Wild Oakland Walks

We’ll start at the rooftop garden of the Oakland Museum (no entrance fee required), where we’ll get a good overview of the Lake and an introduction to Lake history. From there we’ll walk along Oak St./Lakeside Dr. to Grand Ave. This stretch includes both the oldest and the newest buildings on the Lake plus a few other surprises. Over the last 150 years the Lake has oscillated between jewel and sewer. We’ll try to recreate a few snapshots in time to see how the attitudes and technologies of the day influenced the wildlife of the lake. We’ll end with a glimpse into the future with the completion of projects under measure DD.

Dr Dianne Fristrom is a retired biologist from UC Berkeley and a natural history docent at the Oakland museum. She and her husband moved to Oakland in 2000 to a condominium on Lakeside Drive. The new location inspired an interest in birding – starting with learning to identify the Lake’s waterfowl. More recently she has focussed on learning about the social history of Lake Merritt.

Please RSVP to info@WildOakland.org

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Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP info@WildOakland.org
Categories: East Bay, Fun & Games
Address: 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607