Sausal Creek Redwoods Fact Sheet #2

Here is the first of several fact sheets concerning the City of Oakland’s plan to cut down a large grove of redwoods, oaks, and other native trees and bulldoze the banks of Sausal Creek. Several other fact sheets, including #1, are in progress.

Larger images of the maps pictured here will be uploaded soon, together with info on how to obtain them directly from the U.S. Geological Survey website.

Downloadable 11 X 17 posters are available at: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5Sup347J8OnREpMQi1wU182d0U

Depending on your printer setup, within your PDF printing screen you may need to adjust the “tile scale” to somewhere in the 90-97 range; this enables printing it out on one sheet of 11 X 17 or two sheets of regular 8.5 X 11 paper.

Larger map images will be posted asap.

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Update 6:30p Wednesday:

Here is the closeup image from the 1915 USGS topographic map:

Here is the closeup image from the 1959 USGS topographic map:

To locate these and other maps yourself, go to http://nationalmap.gov/historical/ and follow the links to your preferred search and download method. If you use the map-based method, click on the current Oakland East quadrangle for a listing of all historic maps available; you will then have the option of downloading these and other years’  maps for the area.

Note:  In 1915 these maps covered 15 X 15 minutes of the Earth’s surface, as the country was less settled; so you are looking for the 1915 Concord Quadrangle. By 1959 the USGS was using 7.5 X 7.5 minute maps, hence they are then known by the Oakland East designation.

Here is a wider view of the 1915 USGS topographic map:

Here is a wider view of the 1959 USGS topographic map:

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Thank you everyone for your patience with the slow rollout of this blog, and for your continued support of the trees — they could already have been cut down otherwise.

More soon.

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Update Monday, November 5th

Hello everyone,
we’re still getting names entered into the listserv, including a bunch more from this weekend — thank you for your patience while we get this all up and running

the SignOn online petition has been very successful already, please forward the link to friends via email and Facebook.  Also we have the link posted on our Facebook page, from there it is easy to share it with others.  Also, continuing to like/share/comment on photos and updates on our Facebook is a huge help in getting the word out, even a minute a day can make a real difference here

http://signon.org/sign/save-our-dimond-park

https://www.facebook.com/SaveOurDimondParkTrees

thank you all, more soon

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Online Petition Available for signing!

The City has posted tree removal permits on DOZENS of beautiful, healthy, NATIVE trees including twenty-one redwoods, many of them multiple feet across and many stories tall, as part of a so-called ‘restoration’ project. Public comment is urgently needed to save them.

We have created an online petition to Oakland City Council, Mayor Jean Quan, and 4 others. Click here to sign the petition:

http://signon.org/sign/save-our-dimond-park?source=c.em.cp&r_by=5858946

Thanks!

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Urgent!!

Urgent!! The City of Oakland has posted tree removal permits on dozens of beautiful, healthy, NATIVE trees including twenty-one redwoods, many of them multiple feet across and many stories tall, as part of a so-called ‘restoration’ project.

Public comment is urgently needed to save them, please see for yourself and take a short stroll inside the main entrance from Dimond Ave. and along the creek path, then please phone your city councilmember without delay — in a very short time the entire character of our beautiful park will be altered forever by chainsaws unless we stop them now.

Please share this on your own f.b. pages and if you have a few minutes to spare to help with flyering, posters, chalk art, and otherwise spreading the word please comment here. More info to follow a.s.a.p., this is happening in real time.

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