BAM! You nailed that one on the head. I couldn’t agree more. I belong to the New Haven Bird Club. This club has outings run by volunteers at least twice a month. We have regular meetings once a month at a beautiful facility. A website and a news letter. The price of membership is $15.00, yet nonmembers are encouraged to participate.
The FOT48 volunteers have worked behind the scenes at there own expense. They are webed feet of the swan, nobody sees how hard they work, they just see a beatiful white bird gracefully glide across the water.
FOT48 could be run like a museum…suggested dontation. This could keep it opened as it is. People can ante up for a good cause. There would be funds to maintain the site and to use for deposits for the after hike event.