Friends of Stevens Creek Trail

The Friends of Stevens Creek Trail promotes
community pride and involvement in the
completion, enhancement, and enjoyment of the
Stevens Creek Trail and Wildlife Corridor.

 


About the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail         List of Categories         Answers to your questions about who we are.

  1. What does FOSCT stand for? I see it all over your website!

  2. What is the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail's mission and role?

  3. Is there a Board of Directors and staff?
    What are their roles?
    Are new members needed?


  4. How is the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail funded?

  5. Are gifts tax deductible?

  6. Is there a booth receipt book for donations?

  7. What are the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail's creek and habitat projects?

  8. Are volunteers needed? What do they get to do?

  9. What is Friends of Stevens Creek Trail's position on trail alignments?




  1. What does FOSCT stand for? I see it all over your website!

    Friends of Stevens Creek Trail. After you type it dozens of times, you need that nice 5 letter abbreviation :-)

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  2. What is the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail's mission and role?

    Our official Mission Statement is right at the top of this page (and the Home Page).

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  3. Is there a Board of Directors and staff?
    What are their roles?
    Are new members needed?


    Friends of Stevens Creek Trail has a paid part time interim Executive Director, Tom Cronin All others are volunteers.

    The FOSCT is run by a board of directors, authorized to be up to 13 people.

    New members are always wanted and your level of participation can be tailored to your abilities and interest. Those with a keen interest in organizing, promoting and planning are encouraged to discuss board positions with us.

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  4. How is the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail funded?

    The Friends of Stevens Creek Trail is funded through donations from people like you and by our annual fundraising Trailblazer Race held the last Sunday in September.

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  5. Are gifts tax deductible?

    The Friends of Stevens Creek Trail is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, so gifts are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult a tax professional for details pertaining to your own situation.

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  6. Is there a booth receipt book for donations?

    We usually have a receipt book with us when operating our booth, like at an Art and Wine Festival, so we can accept your donations nearly any time.

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  7. What are the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail's creek and habitat projects?

    We don't have any ongoing creek and habitat projects but we do from time to time, so check with us. Often, even if we are not directly doing something in this area, we know of others who are, like the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society or the Stevens and Permanente Creek Watershed Council.

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  8. Are volunteers needed? What do they get to do?

    YES! Activities vary with the season. Our two big volunteer events are an early spring Trail Work Day and the Trailblazer Race on the last Sunday in September. We can also use volunteers throughout the year to help with office work or positions on the Board of Directors.

    Cupertino, Sunnyvale and Los Altos residents are also needed at various times throughout the year to participate in their Parks and Recreation Committee meetings and City Council Meetings. Visit the Trail Status page to sign up on our mailing list for your city.

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  9. What is Friends of Stevens Creek Trail's position on trail alignments?

    FOSCT does not take positions on trail alignments.

    We have decided that having or expressing an opinion about a particular trail alignment could be detrimental to our primary goal of getting the trail built.

    Many of the people involved with the organization do, as individuals, have some preferences and opinions, and may express these in various public and private forums, but they should always be certain to qualify their remarks as not being the opinion of FOSCT.

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