Pumpkins in the Park to Become
Free COVID Testing Site
Due to COVID 19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our annual harvest festival, Pumpkins in the Park, to 2021. However, the health and well-being of our community remains a priority for us. In lieu of our annual harvest festival this year, we are partnering with the Santa Clara County Health and the Children's Discovery Museum to provide a free COVID testing site at the Museum. 

The testing site will be open from 10AM to 3PM on Saturday, October 10th at the Children's Discovery Museum front entrance. No appointment is necessary to be tested. Please wear a mask and be prepared to practice social distancing while in line and inside the testing site. Parking is available at the Woz Way lot across from the Museum. Transit access at the Children's Discovery Museum Station.

Thanks to the Knight Foundation and our other partners for continuing to support the health and well-being of our community, and thank you for continuing to do the work in keeping our community safe - wearing a mask, washing your hands, staying socially distanced, and getting tested regularly.
Guadalupe River Art Walk Collaboration
We are excited to announce that the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy will be collaborating with POW! WOW! San Jose to bring their public art movement into one of San Jose’s most unique natural assets. Now, more than ever, we understand how critical natural spaces and public art are to improving the quality of life in our community.

Join PWSJ and GRPC on Thursday September 24th at 7:00PM for a Community Engagement Forum to discuss a new Artist-in-Residency (AIR) program and to provide input for PWSJ's first activation! Sign up by clicking on the link below. We would also appreciate your feedback at the survey linked here.
Announcing the New GRPC Membership Program!
Thank you to all our current members and donors who participated in this summer's Membership Survey! We appreciate your candid feedback and suggestions for our program.

Our new benefits include a biannual member volunteer day, a yearly member appreciation event and, if you choose to support us at a higher level, we will be offering guided eco-tours of the Guadalupe River Park.

Please visit the link below to see the full list of benefits for each tier. We hope to begin offering our in-person benefits soon. Keep an eye on our website for updates!
Volunteer Highlights: August 2020
McCarthy comes to the Park!
As Summer 2020 draws to a close, we want to thank our amazing volunteers for persevering through heatwaves, fires, smoke, social distancing, and more! We have made so much progress this summer with the Heritage Rose Garden and Historic Orchard, plus trail and river clean ups. We couldn't have done it without their hard work and dedication.

The Guadalupe River Park also had the pleasure of welcoming our very first COVID-era corporate volunteer group from McCarthy. With the group's help, including former GRPC employee Jen Aquino, the pathways around the Visitor and Education Center and Coleman Avenue entrance (before and after pictured above) are in great shape!
Urban Confluence Finalists Announced
During a live event on Friday, September 18, Urban Confluence Silicon Valley announced the three finalists that are in the running to become an iconic landmark for San Jose's Arena Green.

The three finalists are:
  1. Breeze of Innovation
  2. Welcome to Wonderland
  3. Nebula Tower (shown at bottom left)

You can see the full designs and descriptions at the Urban Confluence website linked below.
September is California Coastal Cleanup Month
The Coastal Cleanup Day for 2020 looks a little different this year! This September, join your community, in a weekly socially-distanced cleanup in your very own neighborhood and local natural areas to prevent litter from making its way into our waterways.

The Conservancy is celebrating Coastal Cleanup Day 2020 by offering weekly trail cleanups every Thursday from 9-11AM. If you'd like to join us, click the link below to register!
Window on the River Park- Coming to a Screen Near You!
Join us for the first-ever virtual celebration of all things Guadalupe River Park & Gardens! Window on the River Park will be held October 22 at 5:30PM- only this time we're bringing the park to you.

Sponsorships are still available for this exciting event! Contact our Advancement Officer, Claire Flanegin at claire@grpg.org to learn how to support us this year.
Bike to Wherever Days 2020
Do you miss "bike to work" days? You're in luck! With COVID-19 many people are biking around to exercise, have fun, and get wherever they need to go. Let’s all join together and celebrate biking during the month of September!

Sign up for Bike to Wherever Days 2020 at the link below to keep track of your miles, win prizes, and find out where to get a free county bike map.
Census 2020 Deadline
Have you heard? The 2020 Census count is coming to a close Wednesday September 30th. That's only one week away!

If you have not been counted yet, please go to the link below to fill out the response form. There are also ways to respond by phone or through the mail.

Everyone counts!
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