The City of Oakland and the Friends of Sausal Creek have held various tablings and put out various promotional notices regarding daylighting a portion of Sausal Creek that is buried under a lawn in the vicinity of Wellington Street.
To the surprise of easily >95% of actual park users; of equal surprise to the preponderance of park neighbors interviewed; and to the 100% total surprise of all interviewees from the communities of color (from personal conversations numbering in the many dozens, to date) for whom Dimond Park is a favored destination, it is only now becoming known that this purported creek restoration/daylighting project also somehow includes the impending demolition and grading of a large, healthy riparian grove of native redwood, oak, and other trees, many of them of great height and visibility, with the total area to be clear-cut and bulldozed amounting to seventy-nine trees and encompassing essentially the entire riparian zone of Sausal Creek for hundreds of meters
One of these City promotional notices is published in the current Oct./Nov. 2012 issue of the Friends of Sausal Creek Newsletter. It is accompanied by a single photograph:
In reality, however, the grove actually looks like this:
And, further upstream, it looks like this:
If you would like to help save these big beautiful native trees please contact us as soon as possible via Facebook messaging. There are three business days left before the tree-cutting permit deadline.