I was contacted today by the land managers for Balm-Boyette Nature Preserve about a launch ramp that was built on the property without permission. This caught me by surprise and could have compromised the understanding and relationship that SWAMP has built over the years with the land managers as they thought that it was us who built it.
Since I will be busy the next few days I am hoping that my e-mail response back to them will smooth things over as they are QUITE put off that this structure was built without permission and is a danger to those who use it. Read into this LIABILITY!
Now I do not know if anyone on this board had anything to do with it or not, and am not accusing anyone because I do not know if anyone here did it, but I just need to put the information out there any way that I can to NOT DO ANYTHING LIKE THIS because the property DOES NOT BELONG TO US, therefore we play by their rules and now I am having to PLAY DAMAGE CONTROL with the land managers so that we can continue to enhance and improve the trails that we do have and are building without them standing over our shoulders! It has been a long hard road to get to this point of being able to have a pretty much hands off land manager with what we have out there. I do not want to lose that. So if any of you know who did this please tell them, in no uncertain to terms, to cease and desist. From this point I will do everything I can to assure the land managers that we will do everything we can to not have this on this property and not ruin what we have.
Thank you for your cooperation.
SWAMP Trail Maintenance; Balm-Boyette