City of Tulare Recreation Parks and Library Department
Now we are down to 20 acres and $134,400 grant request. What are the visitor counts here, what are the hours of operation. What are the gate fee's, and if none, why not? This is a moto Cross Facility. Last year you where given $209,000 What was accomplished in that time, Appreciate the $66,000 drop in funding request, but still there are questions that needto be answered. [Ed Waldheim "OHV activist for access to the public lands for all" - 3/28/10]
Everyone asking for Grant money does it with honorable intentions to manage our public lands , provide sustainable recreation and protect resources. I agree with all of that and am not one to say "do not fund" but there are exceptions from my point of view.
In reviewing these grants for 2009/2010 It it is alarming how the % of actual work on the ground changes from one agency to another. From experience I would like to see no more than 5% of the grant request for staff under Ground Operation go to management. The key to sustainable recreation on our public lands are for our grant money to be spent on the ground.
Every single grantee should be preaching "Stay on Designated Trail" regardless what your job is, it is the responsibility of every person involved with OHV that this message has to pushed.
Every single grantee should encourage those that are law abiding citizens to put pressure on the "Willfully Ignorant" to change their way so that we can have a "Sustainable OHV recreation" for future generations.
Lastly I want to thank every single person involved in working on OHV recreation for your time and dedication . [Ed Waldheim "OHV activist for access to public lands for all" - 3/28/10]