From 9 AM to 11 AM we will be working to clean up and beautify the Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Garden. We could use your help pruning suckers on the trees, weeding, trimming, and spreading clean mulch. Registration and check-in will begin at 8:45 AM. Just bring your gloves, tools will be provided. Snacks and water available at the check-in table. Hope you can give a hand – or two! See you at Jeffrey Fontana Park, Golden Oak Way and McAbee Road.
Check out our Martin-Fontana Parks Association products for sale. They can be found at: (https://causera.org/martin-fontana-parks-association/first). Thanks for your support.
Remember all proceeds go to the Association for use in our two parks.
Thanks to Martin-Fontana Parks Association members, Larry Sasscer, and Sunny Wagstaff. We now have new dog bag dispensers. The wooden ones found in TJ Martin Park were made by Larry using lumber he had laying around. He’s the guy who refurnished the wooden benches at the western end of TJ Martin Park. You can see that Larry is a real craftsman. The lid opens at the top to add more bags or to remove one. The new green tubular ones were made by Sunny using material donated by Terry Mechanical, a local plumbing contractor. Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services personnel had provided the ones in the small dog run & another one near the outside southeast corner of the large dog run fence.
Besides the dog bag dispensers, MFPA purchased signs to be placed near the dispensers to remind folks to pick up after their dogs do their “business ” MFPA member Dick Stevens took care of finding & ordering the signs for us.
Now that we have these dispensers please help us out by bringing those small left over plastic bags you have at home down to the park to fill those dispensers. I don’t know if the dogs will thank you but those walking in the park sure will. Nothing can ruin a walk in the park more than stepping in “you know what”.
Our City Forest celebrated Twenty Years of Volunteers by honoring two decades of volunteer spirit & dedication by passing out these beautiful framed awards. Attending the event were MFPA President Linda Wilson, Secretary Pat Wagstaff and her husband, Sunny. Also in attendance was San Jose Councilmember Johnny Khamis. The ceremony was held on August the 2nd. at the Camden Community Center.
Our City Forest is looking for volunteers to help water young trees at TJ Martin and Jeffrey Fontana Park. Volunteers will be rewarded with the opportunity to learn more about the crucial, yet often overlooked, care needed to ensure the health and success of these young trees. Volunteers should be of, at least, high school age (with a consent form) or older, and anyone with a truck is highly encouraged to help out! These events usually take place each Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. until noon. Those interested should contact the Tree Care Volunteer Coordinator, Olivia Goguen: email@example.com (408) 998-7337 ext. 105