We are an all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting, maintaining, and enhancing the City of Oakland's wildland parks and trails.
August 23, 2018

In this issue:
  • Free hiking tour on Labor Day
  • Receive an invitation to the Old Survivor film premiere on October 9th
  • Park Patrol's mid-year report, and more!
Free Hiking Tour on Labor Day
Join us on Monday, September 3 at 9:00am for a hike from Dimond Park to Joaquin Miller Park, where we'll catch AC Transit Line 339 for a ride back down to Dimond. The full hike will be approximately 5.5 miles, though there will be an option to catch an earlier bus at mile four. Click HERE for details and to register (required).

Trail tours are courtesy of Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol and sponsored by La Farine Bakery.

Getting Ready for the World Premiere of Old Survivor
We are thrilled to follow up the success of our first film, Trailhead (2015), with a celebration of Oakland's redwoods. Presented by Oakland Trails in association with Pinecone Pictures, our new 20-minute documentary highlights "Old Survivor", the last known remaining old-growth redwood in the East Bay hills, and tells the story of Oakland’s resilient, ecologically amazing, and now protected redwood forest.

This free event will feature multiple screenings, guest speakers, and a reception outside the theater doors where you'll be able to mingle with the filmmakers, partnering nonprofits, and our many supporters. Refreshments will be served from 6pm–9pm.
old survivor premiere event poster

Save the date! The film premiere will be held at the Chabot Space & Science Center on the evening of Tuesday, October 9, 2018, and will simultaneously serve as Save the Redwoods League’s Centennial Celebration in Oakland. Local partners and community groups will be invited to table at the reception, where 1,000+ attendees are expected over the course of the evening.

Invitations to this private event will be sent to members and special guests of Oakland Trails in mid September via Eventbrite. (If you receive this newsletter, you are a member. If this newsletter was forwarded to you and you'd like to receive an invitation, sign up here by September 15. Membership with Oakland Trails is free.)
Special thanks also to Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar and Awesome East Bay Realtors Jennifer Joey Smith & Tanja Odzak-Goppold for their generous support!
To support this nonprofit film project with a tax-deductible contribution, please click here.
In the Press
Back in June, in recognition of our Park Patrol program, I was the recipient of a San Francisco Bay Area Jefferson Award. We were thrilled with the positive exposure for Oakland and our parks! To watch the piece produced by CBS SF Bay Area, click here.
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We just led 300+ young Oaklanders on a hike in Oakland's redwoods! #towncamp #oaklandparks #oaklandtrails #oaklandca #redwoods #oaklandredwoods #oaklandhills #getoutside #hikewithkids #oaklandyouth #hiking
Doing What We Love
Year-to-date, Oakland Trails volunteers have logged 2,451 service hours in Oakland's wildland parks! For details, check out the activity log on our Stewardship page. Thank you for your support!
See you on the trails,

Stan Dodson
Executive Director & Founder, Oakland Trails
Co-founder & Director, Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol

Oakland Trails is an all-volunteer organization supporting Oakland's wildland parks. Learn more at

We'd like to thank our fiscal sponsor, the Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation. 
Donations to Oakland Trails are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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