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Discussion: Change of Date, Venue for CNYO Rogaine XXVIII

in: CNYO Rogaine XXVIII (Jul 14–15, 2018 - Freeville, NY, US)

Apr 20, 2018 9:07 PM # 
eldersmith:
Because of an unfortunate change of land use policy, we were not able to get permission to use Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management as the location for the 2018 CNYO Rogaine. We are now planning to use Hammond Hill, Yellow Barn and Robinson Hollow State Forests instead, but we have had to move the date up a week to July 14-15 so that we can use a conveniently located private campground for the hash house (the original weekend was already booked). More information will be coming up in the not-too-distant future, but we do want to give people warning about the change in date and location now that a Plan B for the event has been figured out.
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Apr 20, 2018 10:44 PM # 
GuyO:
"unfortunate change of land use policy" = change of personnel to those who have no idea what orienteering is?
Apr 20, 2018 10:56 PM # 
eldersmith:
I gather that it is probably a change at a pretty high level to someone who thinks that since original purchase of many NY state wildlife management areas was largely financed by hunting, fishing and trapping license fees, that WMA use by groups should be pretty much restricted to those sorts of activities. I don't think it is a policy specifically directed against orienteering other than that our activity doesn't directly depend on the presence of wildlife. I assume we will try to work on the access problem in the longer run, but we need to put on an event this year, too!
Apr 21, 2018 9:15 PM # 
GuyO:
In that case, I wonder if any other NY clubs use WMAs as venues...

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