COVID-19 CLOSURES: LAKE MERRITT ORGANIZATIONS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
NEWS: "Measure Q on the recent Oakland ballot passed with a vote of 68.08%; 89,339 voters approved the measure. By the end of June the City Council will adopt a mid-cycle budget that incorporates the new funding, 60% of which will go toward increased parks maintenance." Jennie Gerard, Measure Q Campaign Committee
Welcome Lake Merritt in Oakland, California is one of the most unique urban spaces in the United States. Its three mile heart-shaped shoreline in the center of an exceptionally diverse city is the place for man and nature to migrate and mingle daily. This tidal lagoon is also home to the oldest designated wildlife refuge (1870) in the United States.
lakemerritt.org is an independent, ad-free site with current information about Lake Merritt and links to the volunteer groups and advocacy agencies working for the common good of the lake and the lake area community. It also serves as the portal for the LM Advocates, a coalition of LM organizations.
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News, Updates, & Upcoming Events:
Upcoming Events Next 30+ days
Also see Calendar for event info and on-going activities
Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge 150th Anniversary Commemoration rescheduled to July 18, 2020.
Oakland Running Festival rescheduled to August 30, 2020.
This Lake is for The Birds: Stories from the Nation's First Wildlife Refuge. by Marissa Ortega-Welch / KALW
Cathedral Lights, February 27, 2020 photos by John Kirkmire