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[RC] Excellent Trail Advocacy Web Site: Cuyamaca Equestrian Association - Linda Marins

The Cuyamaca (Kwee-ya-`mack-ah) Equestrian Association of
San Diego was organized to protect equestrian access to
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park in Descanso.

They have an *excellent* web site:


If you are looking for a model to follow, I recommend stealing
this one!  Their links pages are truly exceptional.  (Their particular
headache is all the laws and executive orders related to preserving
Native American antiquities and burial sites.  Anybody
else see John Sayles' film "Sunshine State"?)  I am most impressed
that they have figured out that this is a game that is played by people
who *two* kinds of knowledge:  diplomacy and THE LAW.
I also like that they are keeping their focus on the politics
of the situation, and not letting their group degenerate into just
another social saddle club.

Their administrative structure is also interesting, an organization
of organizations, but with free individual memberships.  They've also
taken the BIG STEP of converting to a 501(c)(3).  They also
have what seems to be a very effective working relationship with
an existing, all-user groups organization.

*Nice job*!!

Linda Marins
(Who grew up in San Diego, learned how to ride in Mission
Valley when it was still full of horse farms, and who went to
Camp Cuyamaca in 6th grade.)


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