The Willow Glen Trestle Conservancy and the San José Parks Foundation applied for a grant from Santa Clara County’s Historic Grant Program on August 27, 2019.
It is a competitive grant program, and we hope to hear by December whether we will be funded.
applicant: San José Parks Foundation for Willow Glen Trestle
title: Researching and Documenting the History of the Willow Glen Trestle
100 word description:
We will research and document the history of the historic Willow Glen Trestle: the roughly 100 year history of the trestle itself, the 35-year history of the community’s efforts to save the trestle and incorporate it into the regional trail network, and the six-year efforts of the City of San José to replace the trestle with a catalog-order prefab steel bridge. The results would be publicized, and the final document would be donated to a local historic archives.
· Subject Matter Expert (SME) Letters:
· Community Support Letters: