Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
Mike Boulland, Kitty Monahan, Kim Gardner, Woody Collins, Steve Crockett, Greg & Roxanne Koopman, Gus Letona,
Horii, visiting Ranger David Hamblin.
- Report from David Hamblin, Ranger at Hellyer, Santa Teresa, and Martial Cottle:
- There will be 4 movie nights in Santa Teresa Park. 2 of those will be campouts.
Curie House (Pyzak Ranch) cleanup will be on 3/2-3. Alternative dates
are 3/23-24 if the original dates are rained out. Most of the grafitti
on the buildings has been there for a year and a half. The rangers will
bring the supplies. The fence along Curie is falling down. They used
old wood as a temporary fix. It needs a long-term fix, (but the fence
may be torn down if the road is widened). There is an opportunity in
Samaritan for volunteers to sign up for the job. It can also be a
walk-up event and volunteers can sign a hardcopy waiver then. Nobody
will be turned away. Mike contacted the Boy Scouts and passed out
Bryan Lue will be doing geology and earthquake hikes to Coyote Peak.
Instead of leading our own hike to Coyote Peak, we will accompany Bryan
on one of his.
- The Ohlone Trail needs a small work group of
about 2-3 people to repair a culvert. Rocks need to be brought to the
work site. This can be a project for May.
- Lisa Pappanastos is
currently the acting senior ranger at Santa Teresa, Hellyer, and
Martial Cottle. She is working out of class.
- David is moving to Mt. Madonna/Uvas at the end of the month. He has been at Hellyer for about a year.
is working with trail volunteer Ron Taylor on doing an assessment of
the condition of the Stile Ranch and Rocky Ridge trails. Woody warned
that there is a rare plant species (loma prieta hoita) along the Rocky
Ridge Trail that was affected by previous trail work.
trail signs in Santa Teresa are being updated with numbered trail
junctions. There is also a new park map showing those juctions. The
maps on the mapboards will be updated. The trail signs will also say
"To---" to show where the trails lead to.
are needed to water the trees in the Pueblo Area. They can use a long
garden hose, supplied by park maintenance, and attach them to faucets.
- Volunteers are needed to spread bark around the Pueblo Area as mulch. They are in big piles there now.
are looking for a venue to have public talks that we can use for
fundraising. Gus tried to get the Avenidas, but couldn't get an
agreement. We may be able to get the Santa Teresa Library or the
Southside Community Center. If not, we can use our meeting room at the
Santa Teresa Golf Course. Mike and Gus will discuss dates for a speaker
series. Mike Cox could talk about the Almaden Mines.
asked Ranger Lisa Pappanastos to give a presentation at our April 4
meeting about the history of the Grant family and their connection to
report (Greg): we have $426.21 in our account, with $483 in checks outstanding.
We have $119 in deposits, for $62.23 net. Our San Jose Beautify Cycle 2 grant for $2380 should arrive in March.
have to be careful about spending grant money. We have to make sure the
expenditures are covered by the grant and that we approve the
expenditures before purchasing items. We need to be careful about
- Gus is looking at getting a tablecloth for events with our logo on it.
- Kelsi Ju asked if FOSTP could pay for items for the Day of the Dead Event this year.
- Mike and Steve are working on our 501c3 application.
- The Koopman's will be tending 2 of the garden boxes at the Bernal Ranch in the summer.
pictures: our dinner at Mike's house, trail signposts with junction
numbers, hills recovering from the Curie Fire, the Norred Trail, Laurel
Canyon waterfalls, views of snow on the mountains, helicopters and
linemen working on power towers in the park, fire crews training, car
ran off the road at the Bernal Road entrance, Nature Trail, grafitti on
the waterfall in Laurel Canyon, Lunar New Year event, Coyote Peak
views, Coyote Valley and Laguna Seca, trees in the Pueblo Area, holiday
displays in the Bernal Ranch, grafitti and vandalism at the Pyzak
Ranch, Ron's photo exhibit at the Campbell Library.
hike activities (tentatively scheduled): Ron's photo
class/wildflower hike at the Bernal Ranch on 4/27, Pre-Mother's Day hike on the
Stile Ranch-Fortini-Mine Trails on 5/11.
- Ron is leading a hike for the Morgan Hill Senior Center to Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve on 3/27/19 from 10 am to 1 pm, meeting at the Centennial Recreation Center in Morgan Hill at 9:30 to carpool to the site.
did not have a regular meeting in January. We had a potluck dinner at
Mike's house on Thursday 1/10/19 at 5:30. Our next meeting is March 7