Fund for Duck Island Planned in New Budget
Fund for Di!ck Island 'Planny In New BudM Appropriations for a duck Il and, Si) by 200 feet, will be asked by the. park department in the new budget, following long discussions as to the best means for Oakland giving the best hospitality 4o its feathered guests every winter at Lake Merritt. The duck island" will be simple or ornate, according to the funds on hand. The simpler plan means that the Lake Mer-...rltt dredser wiLLbuild up a little .'bland just off the Grapd' avenue, embarcadero -and let it go at Jhar- The moi-e ornatft plan, as evolved by Landscape Architect Howard Gllkey, v means a sloping vista toward the duck rookery, witb bushes on the Island, ornamental Seeding places and egg hatcheries in special private bushes along the Waterfront: 1 1 is believed that the island -wilt-be--'-built -'front; this - year's funds, with the. decorations com-. ing"in the future, with the following budfet. '