Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
- Attendees: Mike Boulland, Ronald
Monahan, Sam Drake, Mario Blaum, Ed Jackson, Woody Collins
- We spent $52.94. $32.94 was for food for the pre-Mother's
Day event. $20 was for the state registration fee.
- Mike had a release of liability form that he copied and
modified from an NPS form. We could use it in case we need it. We
- We got our training certificate from the UNSCC, which says
that we fulfilled our class requirement for the Cycle 23 CAP Grant.
- The city still has to approve the funds for our CAP Grant,
can pick up our check.
- The May work day was canceled because of rain. Mike &
Kitty showed up. We need to get more help for future work days.
- The docent guidelines from Gloria Gill are almost approved.
They will be using the draft for awhile.
- June 26 is Festival in the Park at Hellyer. Volunteers are
needed to help out.
- Blackberry bushes along Manila Drive near Manila Way were
- 9/18/10 is Santa Teresa Community Fest. Coastal Cleanup Day
the same day.
- 8/21/10 is Fandango. We can do a simpler version of the mud
- The Parks Dept. is doing a building inventory of all
buildings in all the parks, including buildings they do not want to
save. The buildings will be prioritized for restoration. There is a new
committee that will decide, made up of 3 park staff, 1 park
commissioner, and 1 Historic Heritage Commission member. The top
will most likely be the Grant House.We can gather information on the
buildings in Santa Teresa
Park and provide it to the committee.
- Julie Mark is interim County Parks director.
- The solar lights at Santa Teresa Spring still don't work.
There are plenty of activities at the spring every night. The neighbors
call the sheriff when there's a problem.
- Mike talked to Chris Elias about taking on a project
concerning the Coyote-Alamitos Canal, concerning the lack of
maintenance, neighborhood concerns, and access issues. Someone from the
Water District will come to our meeting. We can talk about graffiti,
vandalism, and canal cleanup.
- The interpretive sign on Coyote Peak is on hold. Sam went
to Mission Peak. The tubes are still there, but the signs are gone. The
numbers on the tubes are gone. It's covered with graffiti. At the top
of Boccardo OSP, above Alum Rock Park, there is a panoramic sign. On
top of Mt. Diablo are panoramic signs with line drawings of the hills
and arrows pointing to points of interest.
- We want to have a new newsletter ready for Festival in the
Park in June. Mike wrote articles on Paul Lee, who has placed 200 bird
boxes in Santa Teresa park, Alamitos Creek, and Calero. Ron will edit
the newsletter and send reminders out. We should publicize the open
house day at Chitactac.
- The Adopt-a-Trail final documentation will go to the VCC
for review on June 8. The VCC must approve it. Greg Bringelson helped
write it. They will work on getting signs up and more trails adopted.
- Woody said the downed towers on Coyote Peak have been taken
- Saturday is the opening of Alviso Marina to boats. Rowboats
and motorboats can access the Bay. The channel has been dredged.
- Parks marketing has been helped by geocaching.
- Ranger Gina is back. She had a broken wrist.
- Only rangers can tell visitors the park rules.
- Ron showed pictures he took at Rancho San Vicente of the
hike with Jan Shriner and Tom Cochrane, looking for wildflowers and
exploring the corners of the property. He also showed pictures of
Coyote Peak, Rocky Ridge, and sunset pictures of the Bernal Ranch and
the Norred Trail.
- October 9 is the dedication of the Casa Grande.