Friends of Santa Teresa Park Meeting, 12/6/12


  • Attendees: Mike Boulland, Kitty Monahan, Sam Drake, Woody Collins, Greg & Roxanne Koopman, Ron Horii
  • We have $679.75 in the back.
  • John Dorrance asked for $100 for candy canes for Santa at the Ranch. Mike will give John 3 boxes of candy canes.
  • We got $400 for the CAP Mini-Grant for a project from 3/1 to 6/30.
  • We talked about putting a temporary trail in at the Pyzak Ranch to connect to Santa Teresa Spring. It will provide an off-street route for cross-country runners to reach the Norred Trail. $500K to $1M in the parks' Capital Improvement Plan budget have been set aside for trails at the Pyzak ranch as part of the Historic Area Site Plan. Supervising Ranger Aniko Millan supports putting in a trail.
  • On Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 19, there will be a trail day in Santa Teresa.
  • We need to collect articles and publish a newsletter for Festival in the Park in June.
  • The Coyote Peak Plaque: Mike found a graphic artist who is willing to do the work for $18/hour. (The Parks' Dept. has been using a designer that charges $200/hour). We discussed it. Even though it's cheaper, we shouldn't fund it. The Parks Dept. has a budget, and they should fund it. We can give the contents to the designers and let them put it together. Ron has the pictures.
  • Parks Commission meeting report (Mike & Kitty): Robin Schaut made a presentation and talked about the interpretive program. The Clampers are planning to put up a bronze monument at Alviso Marina on the wreck of the steamer Jenny Lind. They are will get sponsors to pay for it and will build and install it.
  • Sam will be holding his geocaching class on Jan. 19 at Wood Road in Almaden Quicksilver.
  • Sam said the Umunhum Conservancy is being formed to preserve the tower on Mt. Umunhum. They are applying to be a non-profit.
  • There will be no meeting in January. We will have a potluck dinner at Mike's house in February.
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