Friends of Santa Teresa Park Meeting, 2/3/05
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- Note: Ron Horii was unable to stay for the whole meeting
due to illness, so these are not complete minutes.
- Attendees: Mike Boulland, Ronald Horii, Cynthia Greenblatt,
Hazen Anderson, Holly Riley-Davis, Joe Hamilton, Lynne
Drake, Kitty Monahan, Paul Vincze, Mario Blaum, Debi Falconio-Porras
- Ron showed a slideshow of the following:
- Pictures showing the condition of the Fortini and Stile
Ranch Trails in December, before the heavy rains started.
- The Stile Ranch Trail work day on Jan 8 & 9. Ron made
a Web page on it.
- Erosion and muddy spots on the Joice Trail, Bernal Hill
Loop Trail, and the Mine Trail.
- View from hills of possible routes for the new trail
between Pyzak's and Buck Norred's.
- The shortcut from the intersection of the Mine Trail and
the Bernal Hill Loop Trail to Bernal Road. Should this be made into a
- Ruins of structures on the Mine Trail.
- The big sinkhole on the volunteer trail between the Mine
Trail and the Coyote-Alamitos Canal.
- Fence blocking the Coyote-Alamitos Canal on Bernal Road.
- The spillway on the pond at Santa Teresa Spring, warning
signs about altering the spillway, and the water level coming up to the
footing of the platform around the pond.
- Antique wooden tank sprayer at the Bernal Ranch.
- Conditions on the Ohlone Trail from Bernal Road to the
Archery Range, with regards to bicycle use.
- Examples of geocaches.
- Ron had to leave after this. The following is based on
some notes from Sam Drake:
- Sam talked about a "Cache-In-Trash-Out" event in January,
where about 50-60 geocachers went to local parks and hauled out trash
while geocaching. Those who went to places like the Los Gatos Creek
Trail and Lake Almaden hauled out huge amounts of trash. Sam walked for
2 miles through Santa Teresa Park from the areas near the Ranch and
Spring as well as up top near Trench Hill and the high parking lot and
got less than a bag of trash, indicating how clean the park is.
- There was a long discussion about trail closures, and the
confusing and contradictory information that is sometimes available
- A visitor came and read a letter he wrote about problems
with mountain bikers in the park.
- Mike and Kitty said they were told at a meeting by the
County Parks folks that "trails were for horses and bikers; hikers can
go anywhere they want to."
- Volunteer Hours:
- Ronald Horii: 29 hours
- Mike Boulland: 10
- Mario Blaum: 8
- Holly Davis: 10
- Kitty Monahan: 3
- Sam Drake: 5
- Hazen Anderson: 38
- Paul Vincze: 2
- Next meeting will be on 3/3/05 at the usual time and place.
Created 2/28/05 by
Horii, secretary of the Friends of Santa Teresa Park