Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
- Attendees: Mike Boulland, Ronald Horii, Mario Blaum,
Ed Jackson, Maureen Kluska, Lynne Paulson.
- We met at St. Julie's Church's
Sullivan Center again. We'd like to thank St. Julie's Church and Fr.
Jon for allowing
us to have our meeting there. Our usual meeting place at the Santa
Teresa Golf Course Banquet Facility was under construction, but it was
just completed and should be ready for us to meet there next month.
- We approved the minutes from
last month's meeting.
- Ron showed pictures of the
Rancho San Vicente hike on 4/3, the upper waterfall in Laurel Canyon,
high water in the drain at the Bernal Ranch, the fence around the
Bonetti Ranch, the creek flowing behind the house at Norred Ranch,
turkeys on the driving range at the golf course, the fallen tree and
subsequent cleanup at the Laurel Springs Rest Area, views from the
Norred Trail, Santa Teresa Spring and the ramp leading up to it (the
spring font is partially covered with mud, views from the Coyote Peak
and Boundary Trails, the Joice Trail and wildflowers on Bernal Hill,
- We talked about the plan to
bring cattle back to Santa Teresa Park. They got $250K for fences and
- Bank balance: $396.62.
- The fence at the Bonetti Ranch
on Curie Drive was moved back. The fence on San Ignacio was re-built
with an opening for gate.
- Ed said that there has been some
nighttime activity at Santa Teresa Spring, but nothing major. Patrols
have been running regularly. They chased someone hanging out with an
- Mike will meet with the Santa
Clara Pioneers Society. They will be putting records in archives and
digitizing them, putting them into a server at History San Jose. They
offered to help us put our records, videos, and pictures into the
archives. Mike will be taking items from his archives to them.
- We will be doing 2 presentations
at the Santa Teresa Library. We're doing a wildflower presentation and
crafts on 4/30. Basim will be doing a slideshow on Mt. Umunhum on June
- Coyote Peak interpretive sign:
Mike will meet with Robin Schaut to discuss what she wants to see on it.
- The Volunteers Recognition
Dinner is on 4/26 at the Milipitas Community Center. Sam will be the
- We need to do a new newsletter,
targeting Festival in the Park on June 26.
- We talked about have a FOSTP
booth at Festival in the Park. We will be too busy volunteering for
other activities there and will be split up. Also, it's not the best
venue for us, as the attendants are not necessarily from the Santa
- The east barn at the Bernal
Ranch is being re-evaluated. The staff met to discuss it. A report came
back. 90% of the support beams are not sound and not salvageable. The
foundation needs to be redone. The barn will be dismantled, rebuilt,
and moved away from the oak tree. It will be done on-time and at the
same cost. It is going out to bid. They will accept bids at the June
supervisors meeting, and construction will start right after the bid is
- Our pre-mother's day hike is on
May 7. It will be the same as last year.
- Mike met with a woman who was a
docent at Gilroy Hot Springs. They can give us a tour of the hot
springs. We need to set a date.
- Lynne went to the Board of
Supervisors meeting to talk about the park acquisition plan. Some
supervisors wanted more money for urban parks in their districts. The
plan was approved. They will have more discussion on the details. Large
areas of natural habitats are still the focus of the plan.
- We were not approved for the CAP
Grant. We can appeal it. STFNA got much less than they applied for.
- Part of the CAP Grant money is
to pay for the website. We should look for cheaper web hosting if we
don't get the grant.
- Woody will have a teasel removal
project at Santa Teresa Park.
- There was a survey on the
Parks done on Survey Monkey as part of the equestrian facility
planning. The top 3 parks were Almaden Quicksilver,
Calero, and Santa Teresa.
- Mike and Maureen will get
together to discuss the membership and will talk about the archives.
- Marian Joice said her husband
gave a lot of memorabilia to the county. He had a flyer of
an invitation to a hanging of the bandit Tiburcio Vasquez.
- We talked about putting Ron's
pictures of Santa Teresa Park up at Moonbeams. Ron will look into the