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Report from SCC Trails — City of San Jose

The Seventh Annual Save Our Trails Meeting was one of our best yet. Recent flooding has reminded the citizens of San Jose how important the maintenance of our creeks, trails, and parks are. We were thrilled this year to have reports from the Santa Clara County Water District, Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful, and the City of San Jose.

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The City of San Jose was represented by the hard-working team of Yves Zsutty (City of San Jose Trail Manager) and Angel Rios (Director of the SJ Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services).

In case you didn’t have a chance to attend, Yves Zsutty has provided these notes, so you can catch up on all the latest with the San Jose City Trail System.

“Thank you for the opportunity to share news of our PRNS programs and projects at last night’s meeting. It was great to see so many attendees and celebrate on-going success with your organization.

“Angel discussed our Greenprint project. We will soon post the dates for community workshops. I’ll post that information via Twitter@SanJoseTrails. At this time are asking community members to take the Mapita survey to support data collection and secure great ideas. The survey is found at: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/greenprint

“The Trail Program Strategic Plan is posted at: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/57511 This report offers insights on the work that has been done, and the resources necessary to proceed with another 40 miles of trails to complete the Network.

“Trail Count data, including the most recent report and ‘Decade in Review’ report is posted at: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=5205

“Three Creeks Trail construction gets underway in between 4 and 6 weeks. I’ll be working with our Public Works Project Manager to conduct frequent site visits to monitor and ensure the best quality construction and also document on-going progress. Watch for pictures and updates via Twitter@SanJoseTrails.”

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