Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
Mike Boulland, Greg & Roxanne Koopman, Kim Garland,
Steve Crockett, Woody Collins, Ron
was an online Zoom videoconference meeting. Mike sent out a meeting link for this Zoom meeting. Here's the agenda for today's meeting.
Planner Jeremy Farr sent an email that the new trail in the Santa
Teresa Park Historic Area from Santa Teresa Spring to San Ignacio/Curie
is going out to bid. He sent a map showing the new trails. It doesn't quite follow the original trail
plan shown in the 2009 site plan. It goes closer to Curie and does not
go to the back of the property.
- Tomorrow (3/5), Mike,
Greg, and Ron are going to survey the area where the new trail is going
and will see if there are any concerns about it. They will also look
for volunteer work opportunities.
- Our volunteer work plan still
needs approval. Volunteers need to digitally sign waiver forms on
Samaritan. We need to make sure that Jeremy Celaya in Maintenance knows
about our work plans ahead of time. Our work days are tentatively
scheduled for the first Friday of each month, but they can be moved.
report (Greg): We have $1902.70 in our account. We got a $100 donation
and spent $20 on our annual non-profit application to the California
Secretary of State.
- There was no Park Commission meeting.
- Mike conducted on an online survey to keep our current board, which passed.
Schimandle told Mike that the barns at the Bernal Ranch are not open
yet. It may take awhile. Park staff is not allowed to use volunteers.
showed pictures: wheelchair ramp at the Bernal Ranch barn (see last
month's minutes), views from the Vista Loop Trail, Norred Ranch, Coyote
Creek bald eagle sighting, full Pueblo Area parking lot, lower water at
the Hidden Springs Trail pond, erosion on the Coyote Peak Trail, the
PG&E service roads, peeling paint on the fence around the Bernal Ranch
House (gate was locked), weeds in the garden, blackberries cut below
Santa Teresa Spring, mud and vines around the spring, dry Norred Trail,
wildflowers starting to bloom, camp host status at the Norred Ranch,
volunteers Zoom meeting.
- Ron pointed out potential work
projects: cleaning up leaves around the ranch house, weeding and
planting the garden boxes, cutting blackberry vines around the
ceanothus bushes by the barns, clearing mud and cutting vines and weeds
around Santa Teresa Spring.
- There's a new Parks Program Coordinator at Martial Cottle Park: Jacqueline Zizana.
our April 8 meeting, Teri Rogoway, Educational Programs Coordinator for
the Open Space Authority, wants to talk to us at our next meeting about
working with the OSA.
- Mike suggested we have our next meeting at the golf course banquet center if it's open.
said that 2 maintenance workers were installing a bench on the
Joice Trail on a bend in the trail before the PG&E service road. It
has a plaque that says, "Donated by the Hunter Family 'Do what makes
happy.'" It cost $1300.
- Greg had concerns:
bushes on Bernal Road by the golf course just past the stop sign on
Heaton Moor Drive should be cleared because they block the visibility
for pedestrians and cars as the road curves before the stop. This
creates a safety hazard.
- The chain-link fence on the Coyote-Alamitos Canal at the entrance to the park on Bernal Road is an eyesore.
has been working on the Ohlone, Hidden Springs, and Coyote Peak Trails.
He adopted the Ohlone Trail. The Adopt-a-Trail program requires a
trained trail crew leader to work on a trail.
- Kitty retired from the Open Space Authority's Citizen's Advisory Committee. She was an at-large member for many years. Her position is now open, as are representatives for districts 3 and 6.
- The Open Space Authority is having open access days to Coyote Ridge and Diablo Foothills (Doan Ranch).