Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
- Attendees: Mike Boulland, Ronald Horii,
Monahan, Ed Jackson, Woody Collins, Mario
Blaum, Sam Drake
- We have $725 in the bank.
- Ron showed pictures of the Penitencia Creek Dedication, the
VCC BBQ, the Ghost Tour of Santa Teresa and Almaden, pictures of
emergency crews practicing at the Pueblo Area, pictures of and from
Coyote Peak, pig damage at Metcalf Park, handicapped access at the
Bernal Ranch, condition of the Norred Trail (good), fences around yards
to keep pigs out, the Pyzak House roof covered with tarps, the Hidden
Springs Trail, the Mine Trail, and the Rocky Ridge Trail.
- Mike went to a conference on how to deal with government
- Sam's geocaching class is Saturday, 11/8/08 at Vasona.
- On the Santa Teresa Historic Area Site Plan
- There are concerns with neighborhood access, making the
park accessible to horses, dogs, and bikes.
- The gate at Manila Way invites kids to hang out.
- If Native American bones are found on the site, they will
be buried at Grant Ranch.
- The neighbors don't want a turn-around at the end of
Manila Drive. It is required by the city fire department for a fire
engine turn-around. We should get the fire marshall to look at it.
- The Coyote-Alamitos Canal could be used as an all-access
trail for bikes, horses, and dogs, to bypass the historic areas.
- There is lots of graffiti on the Coyote-Alamitos Canal west
of Camino Verde.
- There is a rare plant, the serpentine sunflower, at the
seep on the Stile Ranch Trail.
- Pioneer Day
- We have CAP Grant money to hold an event.
- Mike wants to have a "Pioneer Day" (but not called that)
in the park, but a separate event from Fandango.
- We can't put a plaque on top of Coyote Peak. We can put
one at the Bernal Ranch. Mike proposes putting one at the griststones.
Having an event at the ranch has been approved.
- We want to dedicate an interpretive sign. Robin will get
the sign made.
- We will have a BBQ event. We can bring our own potluck
picnic lunch. We should not serve food. It requires a permit.
- Our goal is to have our own event to attract members.
- It should be late April to May.
- Carrie Grisenti is working for Kathleen Hooper on the
Outdoor Recreation Program. She is working on the schedule for spring
classes. She needs dates up to next summer.
- Sam said the parks dept. will be reviewing their geocaching
- On Nov. 22, the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority's
Doan Ranch in Gilroy will be open for a visit by hikers and
equestrians. The Blair Ranch will be open on Nov. 15 for mountain bikes.
- There will be a trail day at Sanborn Skyline on Nov. 15,
sponsored by REI.
- There will be a creek watershed conference at Pioneer High
School on Nov. 15 from 9 am to 3 pm.
- The VCC is responsible for the Adopt-a-Trail program. They
are working on it.
- There will be no meeting in January. There will be a dinner
meeting at Mike's house on Feb. 5.
- Ron showed pictures
- Volunteer Hours for October:
- Ronald Horii: 54 hours,
photography, trails, 3
hours FOSTP meeting
- Mike Boulland: 3 hours FOSTP meeting
- Kitty Monahan: 3 hours FOSTP meeting
- Woody Collins: 3 hours FOSTP meeting
- Ed Jackson: 1.5 hours grafitti removal + 3 hours
- Mario Blaum: 2 hours trail watch + 3 hours FOSTP
- Special event hours (Almaden, Santa Teresa Ghost Tour)
- Mike Boulland: 30
- Dorene Boulland: 10
- Michele Boulland: 10
- Daniel Burns: 5
- Sheri Sullivan: 5
- Jeanie Carevic: 3
- Dot Wilson: 5
- Kitty Monahan: 4
- Ed Jackson: 1