Friends of Santa Teresa Park Meeting, 10/3/13
Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
- Attendees: Mike Boulland, Kitty
Monahan, Sam Drake, Ellen Finch, Roxanne & Greg Koopman, Ron Horii
- We did not have a meeting in September.
- We have $475 in the bank.
- Mike got a ranger report from Aniko Millan. There have been
some staff changes for the rangers and maintenance covering Santa
Teresa. Some people have come back. 2 new signs have been ordered for
the Pueblo Area and the Heaton Moor entrance. Rangers have been
assigned to be in charge of maintenance of single-track trails. (Park
Maintenance handles the wide trails.) Each ranger is responsible
for 3 trails. They may ask volunteers for help. Aniko assigns the
rangers to the trails. Kitty will find out which ranger is responsible
for the Norred Trail. If volunteers want to help with a trail, they can
work with the ranger in charge of it. (Greg knows the owner of
Trailhead Cyclery, the largest high-end bike shop in the area, who may
be able to get volunteers to work on trails.) 2 homeless encampments on
the Ohlone Trail were moved out. The movie and campout at the Pueblo
Area were successful. There will be more next year.
- Roxanne said there was a district cross-country meet at
Santa Teresa on Sept. 19. In return for getting parking fees waived,
the students did clean-up work and helped post "no trespassing" signs
in the park across from Bernal School on Sept. 12. 33 students helped
out at Anderson Lake during Coastal Cleanup. It was the biggest
volunteer cleanup crew they ever had there for that event. They picked
up 1600 lbs of trash, and it's very clean now. They usually have a hard
time getting volunteers to come to Anderson.
- The volunteer BBQ is on 10/19 from 12-2 at the Pueblo Area.
- Kitty reported on the Parks Commission meeting. Matt
Anderson, head of the rangers, said they need to collect more money.
There were reports on the ranger and interpretive programs.
- Ron attended the Neighborhood Development Training
Conference at SJSU
on September 21. He took 2 classes: Organizing for Neighborhood Safety
and Online Networking in Your Neighborhood. Our CAP Grant requires that
we take 1 class for the year, so this more than covers the requirement.
- Mike was serving as temporary treasurer, replacing Mario
Blaum, who moved out of the area. Greg volunteered to serve as
- Sam is having a geocaching class at Almaden Quicksilver's
Wood Road Trail on 11/2.
- Basim Jaber is giving a talk on the Almaden Air Force
Station at the Casa Grande on 10/13 from 1-3.
- Sam said the Umunhum Conservancy will have booths at
Tarantula Fest at Henry Coe on 10/5 and Day on the Bay in Alviso on
10/13. They had a booth at the Almaden Art and Wine Festival. They got
80 sign-ups. They got a full-color banner with grommets for $26.
- There will be a Slug Run on May 14, 2014. Maybe they can
hold it at the Pueblo Area.
- Ron showed pictures of Fandango; views and conditions on
the Coyote Peak, Ridge, Ohlone, Pueblo, Mine, and Norred Trails; and
the Healthy Trails hike on the Norred Trail.
- Ron's outdoor photography class is on 10/5 at the Bernal
- Greg talked about bicycling and about steep trail sections
that are dangerous: the lower Joice Trail, the Coyote Peak Trail below
the Boundary Trail, the Bernal Hill Trail.
Created 11/3/13 by Ronald
Horii, secretary of the Friends of Santa Teresa Park