Save Our Trails board members and officers will be elected during this meeting. Membership dues of $15 help support our cause and enable you to become a voting member for this election. Up for election are: long-serving SOT board president Bill Rankin, our committed Treasurer Laura Levin, and two new board member candidates to be announced at the meeting.
We will be sharing maps, plans, and answering questions. If you’re interested in hiking, walking, biking and enjoying our urban trail system, this meeting is free and open to the public. RSVP on Facebook
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.
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.
“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.”
This is the meeting of the year where we get to meet you and hear about your interests, and where we invite local experts to describe the work of their organizations. Members will elect our newest board members.
Our speakers this year will be Angel Rios & Yves Zsutty from San Jose PRNS, Barbara Keegan from the Water District, and Deb Kramer from Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful. They will be speaking and answering questions about trail related issues, the Greenprint, and Coyote Meadows. Snacks, drinks and other treats will be available.
This weekend, the City of San Jose is asking volunteers to join a cleanup of Kelley Park and the Japanese Friendship Garden, which received damage in the recent flooding of nearby Coyote Creek. The cleanups will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 3, Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5.