Update for June 2009

Cuyamaca Equestrian Association
Update for June 2009

Every interested equestrian is welcome to attend CEA General Meetings.
Meeting day and location: CEA meetings are the first Thursday each month at Coco’s restaurant,1324 E. Main Street, El Cajon (near Main and 2nd/Jamacha). The meetings start at 7 p.m. Come at 6:30 and have dinner beforehand and visit. The next meeting will be July 2, 2009. Questions or directions: Linda Eskin 619 368-4333 (cell) or linda@lindaeskin.com.

Save Los Caballos: Trial date set
A trial date was set for January 22, 2010. CEA remains willing, as always, to negotiate a settlement.
Would you please send a tax deductible donation to support this legal action? Cory has significantly reduced his fees on our behalf as he believes State Parks will lose in court and end up paying his attorney fees. Tax deductible donations may be written to CEA and sent to CEA, PO Box 79, Descanso, CA 91916. Any donation of $500 or more will be matched and also qualifies for a refund (proportional to expenses incurred) if the lawsuit settles or we prevail in court. Thanks to all who have supported this legal action.

Park News

Proposed State Park closures – Your help is needed to prevent the closure of our state parks, especially Cuyamaca. Closing state parks as a state budgetary solution is faulty given that more money is generated in our economy by state parks that they cost the state. One way to learn more and to comment California State Parks Another way save our parks
By the way, Los Caballos generated $110,000 a year, even before recent fee increases….

• Granite Springs Water – Pump is fixed. There is water flowing at Granite Springs.
• Adopt a work party – Do you enjoy the trails of Cuyamaca? They desperately need your help. Take one day out of 365 to give to the park. Encourage your club membership to volunteer for a workparty date. This is a good time of year to work on the trails. Information on the CEA website www.cuyamacaequestrian.org
• Trail conditions – Gorgeous!! Flowers blooming, baby turkeys, streams still running.
• Clean up trash - Take a few moments to clean up trash left by less considerate folks. Please do not empty your horse trailer manure; load any piles back into your trailer.

Announcements
• Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs – Wednesday, June 17, Oakzanita Ranch, Descanso. Contact Peggy Martin peggy150@gmail.com 619-445-1289.
• RTA “Spurs, Spokes and Sneakers Fundraiser,” — Saturday, June 27th.. Horse camping available, Happy Ysabel Ranch — Contact Teri Kerns 619.925.5008.
• CHSA (California State Horsemen’s Association) TRAP (Trail Riders Award Program) – Opportunity to keep track of your riding for your fun and awards, and also to document trail use. http://www.geocities.com/cshatrap Contact Ann Laux Tipps annlaux@mac.com

How to Support CEA
o Join CEA, as an individual or club by going to “Join CEA” at www.cuyamacaequestrian.org
o Come to our meetings
o Donate tax deductible funds to further CEA’s work. Mail checks to: CEA, PO Box 79, Descanso, CA 91916.
Your donations are much appreciated in the support of equestrian interests in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.

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