Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
Mike & Dorene Boulland, Kitty Monahan, Marilyn August, Kim Gardner,
Steve Crockett, Joan Murphy, Gus Letona, Greg Koopman, Ron
Horii, 19 visitors.
was a special meeting due to Kitty's presentation. Mike had a list of
suggested, but not committed, projects that he is going to submit to
the Parks Department. We approved them:
- Remove the dirt and blackberries from around the Santa Teresa Grotto.
- La Fuente or other type of annual event supported
- National Night Out event - partnership with the Park’s Department
- Ron’s photo classes as needed -TBA
- Replace the cross at the Pedro Bernal house.
- Clean-up, gardening , and graffiti removal - as needed -TBA
- Fundraiser – TBD
- Pre Mother’s Day Hike and various other hikes
- Trailwork – as needed -TBA
- Farm equipment & grist stone signage – advise a Boy Scout to do the project
- Promote educational/historical activities at BGJ events - as needed -TBA
- FOSTP celebration for volunteer projects at Santa Teresa Park- as needed -TBA
- Whopper Tour
report by Greg: There is $2152 in the account as of now, most of which
is spoken for. After all the outstanding checks are cashed, there will
be $397 left. $300 is earmarked for out 501c3 application. $1516 in
checks have been approved.
- Our Beautify San Jose Grant
Cycle 2 final report was submitted. We didn't spend all of the grant
money, so we had to give back $160.87. Our application for Cycle 3 of
the grant has been approved. We will be getting $2480, $100 more than
rest of the meeting was a slideshow presentation and talk by Kitty
Monahan on the New Almaden Mines and the founding of Almaden
Quicksilver County Park. Kitty is Vice President of FOSTP and the
President of the New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association
(NAQCPA). She's a San Jose native and a retired teacher. She went to
New Almaden in 1970, when the mercury mines were still active. The
County bought the northern section of the hills in 1970, the southern
and central sections in 1976, and the Jacques Ridge portion on the
westside in 1980. County Planner Don Whedon planned the park. He felt
that a friends group was needed to support the park, so NAQCPA was
created in 1978. It now has 400 members, 40 of which are active. Kitty
talked about the history of the mines, historic figures, the towns that
developed around the mines, historic buildings, and mining technology.
meeting: December 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm. There will be no meeting in
January. There will be a potluck dinner at Mike's house on Feb.