Friends of Santa Teresa Park Meeting, 5/2/13
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- Attendees: Mike Boulland, Kitty
Monahan, Sam Drake, Ed Jackson, Roxanne & Greg Koopman, Ron Horii
- Coyote Crest 4H is having a work
day at the BGJ Ranch 5/18 from 10-12. Jason Bombardier is leading and
could use help.
- Roxanne talked about the last
cross-country race at Santa Teresa in September of last year. They were
required to have
port-a-potties, but they did not need them, as they were only there 2
hours. It cost $250 to rent the port-a-potties. They got to park for
free. 3 schools in the district were in the race, 40 per school,
7th-8th grade boys and girls. They had staggered runs with 6 start
times, runners leaving every 10 minutes. School starts Aug. 19. 9/19 is
the district meet.
- On the Coyote Peak sign: Robin
Schaut sent a note to Mike. Robin is OK with the sign. Aniko will help.
We need a new mock-up. The actual design will be professionally done.
They will be installing new benches on Coyote Peak. The sign
installation will need a CEQA document if holes have to be dug. A
volunteer application is needed. Mike has it done. Robin already
submitted a budget for next year. This year's budget is spent. The new
budget starts in July. They might be able to do the sign if there is
money leftover. Signs at Almaden Quicksilver are funded through an
account set aside for exhibit development at the Quicksilver Museum.
Estimated budget: sign holder $800, sign fabrication $200, graphic
- Oak Grove School District is
having their Slug Run 5K race at Sakamoto School. It is open to all Oak
Grove schools. It is 3.1 miles and goes from Curie to Cahalan to Snell
and to Cree. If there were >1000 runners, they could close the
streets, but it would cost a lot more. They inquired about getting the
race on the Coyote-Alamitos Canal, but they could not get the Water
District to open the gates to the canal. Maybe someday they could move
it to Santa Teresa.
- Sam said there was a geocaching
group that came to Santa Teresa Park to do CITO (cache in, trash out)
cleanup of the park. About 30 people came to the Pueblo Area. They
picked up trash while hiking around the park looking for geocaches.
Another group of 20 went to Grant Ranch and went on a longer hike.
- We need to publish our
newsletter to hand out at Festival in the Park on June 22. Ron will be
editing. He needs articles as soon as possible.
- May 4 is Ron's photography
at Coyote Lake.
- May 11 is the SCCOSA's event at
their Coyote Valley preserve on Palm Avenue. It's on all-day event.
- Ron showed pictures of the
grading of the Joice Trail, wildflowers on Bernal Hill, the Bernal
Ranch and the Norred Trail before and after volunteers and Park
Maintenance cleared the weeds; weed clearing at the Norred Ranch and
Pyzak Ranch, flowers and views from the Joice and Bernal Hill Trails;
Healthy Trails hike up the Boundary Trail; wildflower drawing class at
the Stile Ranch trailhead, evidence of a car break-in by the
Bernal Ranch; lights on the East Barn, which means the barn has
electricity and is ready for 4H; 4H rabbits in the East Barn; the
gardens at the Bernal Ranch; and the restored Santa Teresa sign on the
Created 6/07/13 by Ronald
Horii, secretary of the Friends of Santa Teresa Park