Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
- Attendees: Regular members Sam
Drake, Ed Jackson, Kitty Monahan, Mike Boulland, Woody Collins,
- New: Greg and Roxanne. They are
interested in cross-country.
- Volunteer hours: 110 total last
month (FOSTP only). YTD: 188.18
- If you have 50 volunteer hours,
you get invited to the Volunteers Recognition Dinner. The dinner is on
4/24 at 6:00 pm at the Drying Shed in East San Jose. Bring your
invitation card. If you get awarded a free parking pass, you need to
send the application in to receive it.
- Ron showed pictures of the barn
reconstruction and our 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Santa Teresa
Library. He also showed pictures of the Norred Trail, Bernal Hill,
Santa Teresa Spring, the Bernal Ranch, and the Pueblo Area.
- Last month's minutes were
- The County Parks website does
not list actual trail closures when they are closed short-term after
- We have $274.95 in the bank.
Gifts in-kind amount to ~$125 for popcorn, cookies, paper cups, ink,
etc. for our anniversary celebration at the library.
- The CAP Grant may be reinstated,
but the funds will be late.
- The Coyote Peak sign is on hold
for better weather for taking pictures. Mike's friend has a
high-resolution camera. He is still waiting to hear back from the
Muwekmas on a statement from them for the sign.
- On our 20th Anniversary
celebration at the library: Maureen planned it. Kitty, Mario, Sam,
Elaine, Dot, Dorene, Ed, Ron, and Mike were there. Mike slowed a
slideshow of FOSTP's history.
- Report on the Park's Commission
- Roland complained about the
canal. The chairman directed that a letter be written in response.
- They discussed the Parks
Charter Fund, amending it to help urban areas, partnering with city
parks to provide parks to residents in unincorporated urban areas.
There is one near Alum Rock Park and another in the Burbank area.
- The director of the SCCOSA
talked about partnering. They have a 20% funding allocation for cities.
- The Parks Charter Fund can be
amended by the Board of Supervisors.
- They approved $700K for trail
and street improvements in 2013 at the Pyzak Ranch.
- July 28: Fandango. We need to
plan for it. We'll have a booth. If we don't do bricks, we can have our
tables in front of the barn.
- May 19 is the Bay Area Ridge
Trail event. It starts at Santa Teresa. There are 3 events: a family
hike in Santa Teresa, including a geocaching activity run by REI at the
Pueblo Area, a mining hike in Quicksilver, where people will be bused
to Hicks Road and they hike or ride back by bike or horse, and an
extreme hike/ride starting from Lexington. Lunch will be provided. They
are looking for volunteers to help sweep and serve lunch. Buses will
take hikers and bikes. There will be about 25 horsemen, who will
provide their own transportation.
- Sam is having a geocaching class