ACT: Tell Gov. Brown the North Coast Needs the Great Redwood Trail
For decades now, the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) has failed either to restore freight rail service the North Coast or to protect the Eel River and its fisheries from the impacts it’s rail line through the fragile Eel River canyon. Friends of the Eel River has been working diligently to hold them accountable, but a final resolution has remained elusive until now. Senator Mike McGuire’sGreat Redwood Trail Act (SB 1029) will dissolve the NCRA and prioritize non-motorized trail development along the rail right of way. (More details here). SB 1029 sailed through the Senate this spring and is widely supported in Humboldt County.
Now, we need your help to make that support felt in the Governor’s office. We need Governor Brown to support the financing necessary to resolve the NCRA’s liabilities and make the Great Redwood Trail Agency happen.
Please call the Governor’s comment line and leave a (polite) message asking him to actively support SB 1029 – the Great Redwood Trail Act.
Talking points to include:
- I’m ——————-, calling from (town), (county) to express my support for SB 1029, the Great Redwood Trail Act.
- California’s state government is already on the hook for the NCRA’s liabilities one way or another. The sooner we resolve this situation, the better.
- This bill would turn an environmental and fiscal liability into a public asset.
- SB 1029 will bring much needed tourism revenue to the North Coast region.