Friends of Santa Teresa Park Meeting, 5/1/14
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- Attendees: Mike Boulland, Kitty
Monahan, Sam Drake, Ed Jackson, Greg & Roxanne Koopman, Woody
Collins, and Ron
- Last month's minutes were approved.
- Treasurer's report: we have $819.55 in the bank. There's no
- Construction going on near the Muriel Wright Center is for
a cattle corral, part of the Santa Teresa grazing plan.
- We talked about the newsletter. We need to publish a
newsletter. We have CAP Grant funding available. We need to spend it
before the grant end date at the end of August. Subjects: Mike:
Historic Site plans, Coyote Peak celebration plans, new rangers. Kitty:
Adopt-a-Trail. Mike & Kitty: Muriel Wright Center and volunteer
program. Kitty will be meeting at Muriel Wright tomorrow and will get
more information for the newsletter. Roxanne & Greg: Cross-country.
Sam: Bay Area Ridge Trail and Mt. Umunhum. Ron: Fandango &
Wildflowers. Other topics: CAP Grant, park events, grazing plan.
Due date: 5/15 to get articles to Ron so he can put together a
newsletter in time for Festival in the Park at Hellyer on June 7.
- We need to let Julie Lee know about the newsletter so we
can pass it out at Festival in the Park at the park information booth.
NAQCPA's newsletter will be passed out there.
- Robin Schaut and Heidi McFarland are organizing Festival in
- The Stile Ranch Trail needs rocks on the east-facing slopes
which tend to get muddy. The problem is that there's no way to bring in
rocks by truck because IBM eliminated the gate allowing access to the
middle of the trail. We need to talk to the rangers about the project.
- Cross-Country (Roxanne): they need to schedule upcoming
cross-country meets in Santa Teresa with Supervising Ranger Aniko
Millan and other cross-country coaches.
- Julie Lee said that Fandango has been canceled for this
<>We talked about the Coyote Peak sign project. Julie Lee and
Schaut support having the sign dedication event. We can do it at the
peak. We'll need park vans. Can we get free parking for guests? Park
funding is available. Mike will take Coyote Peak pictures to Robin next
week. The sign dedication event will be on October 25, 10 am. Mike will
send out a draft of the sign. Sam can MC the presentation. Who should
we invite? Who should we ask to speak, like Paul Bernal or Robb
Courtney. Food: ask for donations of cookies & lemonade. We
can ask for donations, e.g. sweet rolls from Sweet Tomatoes Try
to get sponsors. We can pass out our newsletter and other literature.
The sign will cost $300-$400. They have the stands already. Maintenance
will put it in. Parks will pay for the CEQA permits. Ed will help with
setup and cleanup. Most of the activities will be down in the Pueblo
Area. The dedication ceremony will be up on the peak, for the unveiling
of the sign.>
- The Oak Grove School District's SLUG Run at Sakamoto School
is coming up on Saturday May 10 at 8 am. Greg is responsible for the
course. Volunteers are needed to point out directions. Volunteers need
to be there by 7:30 am. Next year, they hope to hold the race at
Martial Cottle Park.
- Sam said that Basim Jaber is giving a talk on Tuesday May 6
at the Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino from 6:30 to 9:30.
- Greg asked if the trail entry behind the driving range
could be signed? We speculated the golf course might object if it
becomes too popular.
- Ron is teaching a photography class and leading a hike on
the Mummy Mountain Trail on May 3 at 10:00, starting at the Mendoza
Ranch in Coyote Lake/Harvey Bear County Park.
Created 6/2/14 by Ronald
Horii, secretary of the Friends of Santa Teresa Park