Posts Tagged ‘San Jose Parks Foundation’

A letter from Jean Dresden of the San Jose Park Advocates

Here’s a letter, dated Feb. 5th, from Jean Dresden.  Jean is a member of the San Jose Park Advocates sjpagroup (an all volunteer group of neighborhood association leaders).  This letter was presented to the San Jose City Council Neighborhood Services & Education, (NSE), committee. In It you will find a good summary of current San Jose park issues.

 

Here’s a link to read the letter:  parkconditionsnse2017feb9item3sjparksadvocates.

 

MFPA President Linda Wilson receives several awards at San Jose Parks Foundation’s Summer Soiree

Thursday June 25th, at the Japanese Friendship Gardens Tea House, San Jose Parks Foundation’s President, Kathy Sutherland, presented their Community Hero Award to MFPA President Linda Wilson.

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Linda also received a Commendation from the County of Santa Clara presented by Policy Assistant, Mike Donohoe.

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Presenting the final Commendation from the City of San Jose were District 10 Councilmember Johnny Khamis and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

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A beautiful evening was enjoyed by all in celebrating the partnerships, projects, and the future of the San Jose Parks Foundation. A big thank you to James Reber, the Founding Executive Director, for putting this all together.

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Here’s what Almaden Times Weekly had to say about the event.

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Heart of the Park IV Raffle Winners

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Councilmember Nancy Pyle’s Community Thank You

Per Councilmember Nancy Pyle’s latest newsletter, everyone is invited to an Open House style Community Thank You Celebration at the Almaden Community Center from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 13th with a more formal ceremony beginning at 5:45pm. We will serve hors d’oeuvres and enjoy musical selections from the San Jose Youth Symphony. If you are able to attend, please RSVP to laura.cowan@sanjoseca.gov or call 408-535-4979 for more information.

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Here’s what Councilmember Nancy Pyle had to say about MFPA in her latest Newsletter:

“Years ago the TJ Martin and Jeffrey Fontana Parks were created as part of an agreement between PG&E and the City of San José to provide the utility company with a right of way for their high-voltage transmission lines and Almaden Valley residents with two new parks. Conflict between the existing trees and the high voltage transmission lines in the parks erupted in early 2010 as PG&E became concerned that some existing trees were causing a safety hazard for their power lines and announced a proposal to remove 62 trees in 2010 and 78 in 2011. After many months of negotiations we were able to resolve the conflict and PG&E agreed to implement a multi-year plan that preserved the vast majority of the 140 trees originally planned for removal. In the end only thirteen of the most high-risk trees were cut and a cooperative partnership developed between the City, PG&E, Our City Forrest, the TJ Martin Neighborhood Association, the Martin-Fontana Parks Association and the San José Parks Foundation. These groups now work together to replant and reconfigure the landscape of the TJ Martin and Jeffrey Fontana parks and due to these efforts the parks are now more beautiful than ever!”


Citrix Community Service Day

Citrix, a provider of mobile technologies and cloud services, lent a pair of helping hands to MFPA on Friday, Nov. 16th. Citrix employee, Rus Richter, provided a service for his company and his community by helping plant four dozen California native shrubs and rushes with MFPA project leader, Dave Poeschel.

Thanks, Dave, Rus and Citrix.  Your community appreciates your hard work.

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