ghsc-logo-283x300June 8, 2022

Pre-register for our June 11th DOCA event!

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Special Access to the Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs – Saturday June 11th

The California Preservation Foundation will highlight more than 75 unique and fascinating places in all corners of the state including the Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs. More information about the state wide event can be found at DOCA website.

We will be open on June 11th from 10 am to 4 pm where a guided tour will begin every 30 min starting at 10 am with last tour at 2 pm. The tours are expected to be approx 2 hours long. With the opportunity to touch the mineral hot water, you will learn about the 157 year history of this beautiful place, its natural resources and about the restoration efforts that are underway to reopen the site to the public.

Registration is a flat rate of $20 per person to access all sites on Doors Open weekend. Please register the day prior as the online registration will not be available once you arrive at the hot springs (there is no cellular coverage within 20 min drive of the hot springs)

Note that parking will be limited so please try to carpool with others. We have picnic tables if you wish to bring a picnic lunch (no open flame cooking).

We look forward to seeing many of you on Saturday!

ghsc-logo-283x300May 16, 2022

Upcoming Volunteer Work Days

Saturday June 11th from 9 am to 5 pm We will need many volunteers to help us with the DOCA event. Register here

Saturday June 18th from 9 am to 12:30 pm. We will be dedicated to brush clearing so we are ready for the fire season: Register here.

Sept 10th and Oct 8th will be focused on building improvements including building a few steps to the front door of the Minnesota cabin and graffiti removal on the men’s bathhouse.

Nikkei Matsuri – April 24th

The festival in San Jose was a hit. The Hunter family took part in displaying the wonderful history of the hot springs at a booth. As always, many passers by didn’t realize the hot springs existed. Also, we were visited by the son of the carpenter that built the Enomoto cabin. What a treat it was to find a picture of him as a young boy at the hot springs.

Through conversation with visitors, we found out that Gilroy have a sister city in Japan called Takko – Garlic city. Also, it turns out that Netflix has a cartoon/documentary on the culture of hot springs from the perspective of an architect in Rome, 128 AD. Check out the quirky series called Thermae Romae Novae.

Amaya with Totoro
Our Booth

Guided Tour – Sunday May 22nd

We have an upcoming tour on Sunday May 22nd at 10:30 am at the Gilroy Hot Springs!

Register here.

We can only accommodate the first 20 spots for this tour but will announce additional tour dates in our next newsletter.

Doors Open California – Saturday June 11th

The California Preservation Foundation will highlight more than 75 unique and fascinating places in all corners of the state including the Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs. More information about the state wide event can be found at DOCA website.

We will be open on June 11th from 10 am to 4 pm where a guided tour will begin every 30 min starting at 10 am with last tour at 2 pm. The tours are expected to be approx 2 hours long. Along with the opportunity to touch the mineral hot water, you will learn about the 157 year history of this beautiful place, its natural resources and about the restoration efforts that are underway to reopen the site to the public.

No need to pre-register for this event. Note that parking will be limited so please try to carpool with others. We have picnic tables if you wish to bring a picnic lunch (no open flame).

ghsc-logo-283x300Apr. 18, 2022

Monday April 18th Guided Tour
We have just received approval for this tour on Monday April 18th at 10:30 am at the Gilroy Hot Springs! We apologize for the last minute notice but we couldn’t advertise it until now.
Register here.
We can only accommodate the first 20 spots for this tour but will announce additional tour dates in our next newsletter. Please only register for one date.

Sunday May 22nd Guided Tour – Save the Date
We have not received approval for Sunday May 22nd at 10:30 am at the Gilroy Hot Springs! We will notify everyone on the newsletter list when we can open the registration.

Upcoming Events
GHSC will host a booth at the Nikkei Matsuri festival in San Jose on April 24th 10 am to 5 pm. For more information: Nikkei Matsuri San Jose 2022

ghsc-logo-283x300Mar. 21, 2022

Tuesday March 22nd Guided Tour
Upcoming guided tours offered on Tuesday March 22nd at 10:30 am at the Gilroy Hot Springs!
Register here.
We can only accommodate the first 20 spots for this tour but will announce additional tour dates in our next newsletter. Please only register for one date.

Sunday March 27th Guided Tour
Upcoming guided tours offered on Sunday March 27th at 10:00 am at the Gilroy Hot Springs!
Register here.
We can only accommodate the first 20 spots for this tour but will announce additional tour dates in our next newsletter. Please only register for one date.

GHSC Board Update
We want to welcome newly elected VP and Treasurer Ed Hunter for taking on a larger role in our organization. Our board is looking for members and committee lead positions to fill. If interested, please email info@gilroyhotspringsconservancy.org.

Upcoming Events
GHSC will host a booth at the Nikkei Matsuri festival in San Jose on April 24th 10 am to 5 pm. For more information: Nikkei Matsuri San Jose 2022

National Preservation Month – Santa Clara County on May 21st at 7pm. The Conservancy will showcase the hot springs on the online space. For more information about the event see SCCPA Award Night

Send us some your pictures
We’ve been receiving great pictures of the hot springs taken during the guided tours. Keep them coming!

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Fundraiser Update
We are steadily making progress on our fundraiser averaging around $1k per month. Thank you Donors

 

Guided Tours
After a long 2 year of Covid restrictions, you can now register for our next guided tour on Saturday Feb 5th at 1:30 pm at the Gilroy Hot Springs!
Register here.
We can only accommodate the first 20 spots for this tour but will announce additional tour dates in our next newsletter.

ghsc-logo-283x300Feb. 1, 2022

Guided Tours
After a long 2 year of Covid restrictions, you can now register for our next guided tour on Saturday Feb 5th at 1:30 pm at the Gilroy Hot Springs!
Register here.
We can only accommodate the first 20 spots for this tour but will announce additional tour dates in our next newsletter.

GHSC Board Update
Lucie Vogel stepped down as president in December. We want to thank Lucie for her dedication to the organization since it’s inception. She was instrumental in the formation of the conservancy and worked tirelessly to bring our cause to light in the community. Marie Hunter is currently acting as President and Treasurer. Our board is looking for members and committee lead positions to fill. A board voting meeting will take place to fill these positions on Wednesday 3/2/2022 at 7pm. If interested, please email info@gilroyhotspringsconservancy.org by 02/24/2022.

Fire Protection
We are close to having a fire protected site. The trenches for the fire hydrant pipe distribution has been backfilled and 5000 gallon tank is ready to be installed. Thank you State Park!

Fundraiser Update
We have now fundraised $33,000 out of our $95,000 goal to reopen Gilroy Hot Springs for public use. Thank you donors! To learn more or donate, check out our fundraiser here! If you prefer to send a check, please send it to our new mailing address: 626 Hillcrest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950.
Coming soon are Volunteer Days in the spring. Students looking for volunteer credits are also welcome.

ghsc-logo-283x300Sept. 9, 2021

9/11 Work Day + 10/9 Fundraiser

Check out Gilroy Hot Springs in the local news! Thank you
Gilroy Dispatch for getting the word out about reopening the hot springs.

You can now register for our for our next public
volunteer work day at Gilroy Hot Springs! See below for more information.
Fall dates will be announced in the next newsletter.

We have now fundraised $17,266.65 out of our $95,000 goal to reopen Gilroy
Hot Springs for public use in spring 2022. Thank you donors!

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YOU CAN NOW REGISTER for our 10/9/2021 fundraiser:

Soak It All In: A day of water, wine and history of Gilroy Hot Springs.
Enjoy a historic day in Gilroy
Hosted by Gilroy Hot Springs Conservancy, The Gilroy Museum and Satori
Cellars
$100 per person, $50 children

Each ticket includes a self paced tour:

9am-noon Visit The Gilroy Museum for a
special exhibition of the the famed “Flagpole Register” and other rare
items, on loan from the McDonald and Lundblade families. 195 Fifth St.,
Gilroy, CA

10am-2pm Visit Gilroy Hot Springs for a
walking tour of historic structures and to learn about reopening plans. See
the natural hot springs flow! Tours leave on the hour, every hour. Or can be
taken self paced. Please wear good shoes for hiking. Also bring water,
sunscreen and bug spray. 13800 Gilroy Hot Springs, Gilroy, CA

Noon-3pm Enjoy a relaxing lunch at Satori Cellars. Each
ticket includes a box lunch created by Gilroy’s own Chef Mark Segovia. 21+
are invited to enjoy a wine tasting of Satori’s prized local wines. 100
Buena Vista Ave, Gilroy, CA

Reserve your tickets here.

ghsc-logo-283x300Aug. 7, 2021

Volunteer Work Day Saturday 8/7

You can now register for our next public volunteer work day at Gilroy Hot Springs! See below for more information. Save the date to register for our volunteer work day on 9/11. We will announce fall dates in our next newsletter
We have now fundraised $15,968.06 out of our $95,000 goal to reopen Gilroy Hot Springs for public use in spring 2022. Thank you donors!

SAVE THE DATE for our 10/9/2021 fundraiser:
Soak It All In: A day of water, wine and history of Gilroy Hot Springs.
We will announce registration and ticket sales in our next newsletter!

To learn more or donate, check out our fundraiser here!

On Saturday 7/10, you are invited to volunteer at Gilroy Hot Springs.  We will be painting and removing graffiti from historical structures.  Register Here.

We will meet at the main gate at 8:45 am and then work from 9am-noon.  Volunteers will have the chance to enjoy a picnic lunch by the hot springs source after.

Please bring your own gloves!  Painting supplies will be provided by California State Parks and Gilroy Hot Springs Conservancy.

 

 

ghsc-logo-283x300July 6, 2021

Volunteer Work Day Saturday 7/10

You can now register for our next public volunteer work day at Gilroy Hot Springs!  See below for more information.  Save the date to register for volunteer work days later this summer on 8/7 and 9/11.

We have now fund raised $13,792.06 out of our $95,000 goal to reopen Gilroy Hot Springs for public use in fall 2021.  Thank you donors! 

SAVE THE DATE for our 10/9/2021 fundraiser: 
Soak It All In: A day of water, wine and history of Gilroy Hot Springs.
More info coming in August!

To learn more or donate, check out our fundraiser here!

On Saturday 7/10, you are invited to volunteer at Gilroy Hot Springs.  We will be painting and removing graffiti from historical structures.  Register Here.

We will meet at the main gate at 8:45 am and then work from 9am-noon.  Volunteers will have the chance to enjoy a picnic lunch by the hot springs source after.

Please bring your own gloves!  Painting supplies will be provided by California State Parks and Gilroy Hot Springs Conservancy.

 

 

ghsc-logo-283x300June 5, 2021

You can now register for our first public volunteer work day at Gilroy Hot Springs! See below for more information. Save the date to register for volunteer work days later this summer on 7/10, 8/7 and 9/11.
https://mailchi.mp/7051b8dfc1ba/register-65-volunteer-work-day-at-gilroy-hot-springs?e=c12828da47

ghsc-logo-283x300May 25, 2021

Gilroy Hot Springs Conservancy plans to re-open the property one weekend per month in fall 2021 with soaking, camping and restored cabin rental. We have raised $6897 towards our $95k re-opening budget goal. Thank you donors!
https://mailchi.mp/2c929c972f99/renovations-resume-zoom-session-882271?e=c12828da47

ghsc-logo-283x300Apr. 27, 2021
We have had a busy month at Gilroy Hot Springs Conservancy!

With covid restrictions loosening, renovations have resumed in preparation for our fall 2021 re-opening. Check out the photos below at a recent drone filming day with volunteer Lauren Cohn. Lauren is the the multimedia architect for Oracle and has been volunteering her time as a cinematographer, drone pilot and creative to help with the re-opening of the hot springs. We hope to show you her work soon!
https://mailchi.mp/069ba4b81f74/renovations-resume-zoom-session-427?e=24974332a7


ghsc-logo-283x300Mar. 23, 2021
We are full steam ahead at the hot springs.

Lots of great news from Gilroy Hot Springs Conservancy. Our next Zoom info session is TONITE 3/23 7-7:30pm. The link is the same if you signed up for our last session but couldn’t make it. Not signed up yet? Register Here. Our next session is 4/27, also 7-7:30pm.
https://mailchi.mp/efeb1f5207f7/work-days-restart-zoom-session-tonite-history?e=24974332a7


ghsc-logo-283x300Feb. 20, 2021
GHSC earns tax exempt status with IRS!
Great news came from the IRS on 2/4: Gilroy Hot Springs Conservancy is now officially a 501(c)3 non-profit campground! Thank you to everyone who has carried the torch in many different ways over many years to get us here.
https://mailchi.mp/83ee464f1773/irs-approval-zoom-info-session-223


ghsc-logo-283x300Jan. 13, 2021
Can you share your favorite photographs?
Happy New Year to all! Do you have favorite pictures of your time spent at our beloved Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs? Gilroy Hot Springs Conservancy is looking for photographs that we can use on social media to promote our fundraising activities for our 2021 re-opening plans. We currently have only a small library of shareable content, not enough to get our social media campaign going.
https://mailchi.mp/bd737b9af44c/share-your-favorite-pics-from-gilroy-hot-springs?e=[UNIQID]>a?


Flag-pole1Nov. 27, 2020
NBC Bay Area at Gilroy Hot Springs.
Hello hot springs enthusiasts! Did you catch us on the local Thanksgiving night news? If not, check out and share widely this exclusive visit to Gilroy Hot Springs by Joe Rosato of NBC Bay Area:
https://mailchi.mp/acfee738784e/nbc-at-gilroy-hot-springs?e=[UNIQID]


reopen1Nov. 20, 2020
It’s Giving Tuesday at Gilroy Hot Springs.
Did you know that Gilroy Hot Springs Conservancy is sponsored by the Gilroy Foundation while we await approval of tax exempt status? Give the gift of community healing this season by donating to our 2021 Reopening Fundraiser. We accept private as well as corporate donations. Reply to this email with any questions you have or to obtain our tax id number for corporate matching donations.
https://mailchi.mp/dfb4f32e4415/giving-tuesday-at-gilroy-hot-springs?e=[UNIQID]


Flag-pole1Nov. 4, 2020
Donate to soak and camp in 2021!
Dear Friends,

Gilroy Hot Springs Conservancy is now accepting donations. Some donations are eligible to reserve the very first soaking and camping spots when we re-open in 2021. We hope this good news gives you hope and something to look forward to in difficult times.
https://mailchi.mp/8a9629b654fc/gilroy-hot-springs-fundraiser-is-live?e=[UNIQID]


reopen1Nov. 2, 2020
The time has come to return to Gilroy Hot Springs.
Can you imagine meeting your friends to soak in the healing waters at Gilroy Hot Springs? How about enjoying a meal and nap at your campsite after a day of soaking? Or even better, enjoying the sunrise and sunset from the deck of your Texas Cabin room? All of this and more is about to be possible in 2021. And we need your help.
https://mailchi.mp/0501ac3f8d57/gilroy-hot-springs-survives-scu-complex-fire-836912?e=[UNIQID]


complex-fire1Sept. 3, 2020
Gilroy Hot Springs has survived the SCU Complex fire

Great news came yesterday from Eddie Guaracha, Superintendent for California State Parks Diablo District: our beloved and precious Gilroy Hot Springs has survived the SCU Complex Fire. The fire came about 1/2 mile from the property and is no longer burning near by. Thank you Calfire for all your hard work!

https://mailchi.mp/57aa6f10a606/gilroy-hot-springs-survives-scu-complex-fire?e=[UNIQID]


Flag-pole1July 21, 2020
Please welcome our new Board of Directors.

Hello Gilroy Hot Springs Enthusiasts! We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well during these trying times. This month, we would like to introduce you to the new board of directors for Gilroy Hot Springs Conservancy. The Board looks forward to meeting and working with all of you in our shared passion for reopening the hot springs for pubic access in the coming months and years.
https://mailchi.mp/d46b829eb3ce/meet-the-gilroy-hot-springs-board?e=[UNIQID]


reopen1June 7, 2020
While the SIP remains in effect, Gilroy Hot Springs Conservancy is building a virtual organization. The work that we do now remotely and over the internet will form the foundation of all GHSC activities when the SIP is lifted. We have filed the articles of incorporation and will begin official board meetings in July. We are developing a volunteer program that will recruit, train and maintain volunteers from all over the country.
https://mailchi.mp/efaf633beba4/gilroy-hot-springs-summer-plans-during-sip?e=[UNIQID]


reopen1May 1, 2020
Gilroy Hot Springs is on track to re-open.

Greetings to all Gilroy Hot Springs enthusiasts! We have good news to share, which is Gilroy Hot Springs is on track to re-open! We have officially formed a new organization, Gilroy Hot Springs Conservancy.
https://mailchi.mp/de130d2c4e00/gilroy-hot-springs-conservancy?e=[UNIQID]


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