I have been working since September of this year to solve a concern that the Forest Service has dropped at our doorstep on the Azusa Canyon Off Road Park build after 11 years of work.
The Forest Service wants a culvert to go right through the middle of the course for 120 feet, and right through the number one obstacle we already completed. A 24 inch corrugated steel culvert that will not stand up to our trucks driving over it or sediment clogging it up. I have been told this 11th hour change is due to a Center for Biological Diversity lawsuit of a few years ago that was not relevant when we designed, and got sign off for the course from the Forest Service and LA County.
After 2 months of talks I have been given an opportunity to build 1 more Obstacle out of cement culverts to create the drain (see attached rendering) instead of using a design that is flawed, will make that section useless, and may even blow out part of the course.
If we can get 42 inch cement culverts from LA County at Santa Fe dam where they keep cast offs from old jobs, I can transport them, build the obstacle, cement and everything for around 7K, unless I have to go farther for the cement culverts, then the trucking costs would increase.
I could just give up, put the crappy stuff in, or band aid it and walk away, but I am just not built like that, and don't we deserve better!
Can anyone help me with this tax deductible defense of our new course?
President, Azusa Canyon Off Road Assn.
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