NEWSLETTER: September 2013
In this issue:
Pumpkins in the Park -- New & Improved!
Saturday, October 12, 2013 / 10 AM to 4 PM
Guadalupe River Park / Discovery Meadow
(Woz Way & San Carlos) San Jose
Join us on for a fun, family friendly festival featuring a giant pumpkin patch, costume parades, carnival games, straw-bale maze, bounce houses, costume swap, children's concert and so much more. Click here for more information.
We need volunteers to help make our largest event of the year happen! Various shifts and roles available. Please spread the word!
Whether you choose scary, silly, or spectacular, it's time to get creative and enter a scarecrow in our annual contest. Sign up here!
Kick off Super Bowl Sunday with the Super Guadalupe River Run at 9 AM on February 2nd.
Don't fumble the opportunity to burn some calories. Whether you go long for 6.2 miles or tackle the 3.1 mile quarterback sneak, you'll earn your game-time guacamole on the Guadalupe.
Huddle with family, friends, training partners, neighbors, co-workers to run a 10K or 5K - cross the goal line to score guilt-free indulgence during the game. Click here to register!
Trail Count -- September 18th
Want to see the trail network expand and have a few hours to spare? Join us on Wednesday, September 18th for the City of San Jose’s annual trail count. Volunteers are needed between 7 AM and 7 PM. If you can’t help count, please spread the word that it’s a great day to ride to work or take a lunchtime stroll. The data collected from the count strengthens grant proposals by documenting growing trail use. May’s Bike to Work Day traffic was up 76% over last year; we can’t wait to see how Sept. 18th matches up.
Autumn in the Heritage Rose Garden - September 28th
On September 28, from 10 AM-2 PM, come see the Heritage Rose Garden’s fall bloom and rose hips and learn about composting, propagation, and heritage roses. Heritage and hard-to-find roses will be for sale. For more information, click here.
Bike Rentals in the Park
Want to ride the trails but don’t have a bike? You can now rent one through www.bayareabikeshare.com. There are two convenient locations for park users: VTA’s light rail station next to Children’s Discovery Museum and at Arena Green across from the SAP Center.
A big thanks to all the groups who have been out to volunteer recently, including but not limited to: Intel (pictured above helping with fruit harvest), Mohawk Packing, National Charity League,
and Presentation High School (teachers and administrators, not the students!).
Meet Volunteer Yuji (Okki) Jin
Okki is from the northeastern part of China and moved to the U.S. two years ago. Before that, she worked in Japan at SAP for many years as a consultant. She visited many gardens in China and in Japan before moving to the U.S.. Her interest in nature drew her to volunteer in the Historic Orchard, where she has become a regular volunteer. Thanks for all your help Okki!