Welcome to the Almaden Valley Community Association – your on-line resource for activities in the Almaden Valley.
The AVCA provides information of interest especially for the residents of Almaden Valley, which includes the area
equivalent to Zip Code 95120 in San Jose, California.
The next AVCA meeting will be:
Monday, March 10, 2014 -- 7:00 to 9:00 PM
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See speakers and topics at past AVCA meetings.
WHAT'S NEW IN THE COMMUNITY
Read the article at the link above to hear about the strong opinions for Almaden Lake heard at the September 5 public meeting.
The next meeting, which was planned for Thursday, October 3, was cancelled due to the conflict with the fall break for San Jose Unified School District. The conflict meant that many area residents would not be able to attend the meeting on this date.
Residents are invited to express their opinions at the Santa Clara Valley Water District board meeting on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. This meeting will be held at the water district's headquarters at 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, starting at 6:00 PM. Everyone who wants to speak at this meeting is asked to fill out a "Request To Speak" form, available outside the boardroom, at the clerk's desk, or online at http://www.valleywater.org/About/QEMS.aspx
You can also read more information about the Almaden Lake Project progress in other parts of the
Water District's online blog at
Two other places to check on the Water District's project are 1) their Web site at
The Santa Clara Valley Water District held this meeting to describe in detail the methyl mercury and bird excrement problems at Almaden Lake. Bob Strain has written this summary with attached charts explaining the presentations and the feasible alternatives, comments and questions from the audience, and a general schedule of future meetings.
Almaden Lake Project, a Blog by SCVWD
The Santa Clara Valley Water District personnel learned at the March 13th Almaden Lake meeting just how much Almaden Valley residents care about the lake and want to be involved in the problems and solutions. This is the opening thought expressed on the new blog recently started online by the SCVWD to present up-to-date information about the Almaden Lake Project and ways for residents to let the SCVWD know their thoughts and opinions.
SCVWD will be updating the blog regularly as they now realize how important it is that they continue communication with area residents. Some of the sections of the blog include Q&A from previous meetings, feasible alternatives for the lake project, and an introduction to the project team. Many locations in the blog include a place to send your comments or questions.
Readers can request that they be notified of updates as they are posted. Notices of new postings will also appear on the SCVWD Facebook page and through the NextDoor network.
Mount Umunhum Projects
Mount Umunhum Environmental Restoration & Public Access
The Board of The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District voted unanimously at the October 17, 2012 public meeting to keep the radar tower for five years, giving the public an opportunity to raise money to pay for preservation of the tower for the long-term future. For information on work proceeding at the site, please visit the Web site discussing the Mount Umunhum Projects.
has been formed to promote the cause of protecting, preserving, and operating Mount Umunhum and the Radar Tower and to raise funds for these purposes. Visit their Web site to request being added to their mailing list and, if interested, sending a donation to help this cause. Umunhum Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.
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