Action Alert Take Two Minutes to Support the Great Redwood Trail!

If you’d like to see a pathway linking Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Humboldt Counties, please act now! Join MCBC in supporting the vision for the Great Redwood Trail, a world-class pathway that would span Northern California’s extraordinary communities and landscapes.

With an August 30 deadline quickly approaching, MCBC and several other environmental and active transportation organizations are rallying support for Senate Bill 1029, the Great Redwood Trail Act. Major negotiations with the Governor’s office are now taking place.

Please call the Governor’s comment line and leave a message asking him to actively support SB 1029, the Great Redwood Trail Act, then sign and share this petition

Act Now

1. Leave a Message for Governor Brown: (916) 445-2841 

2. Clearly state your name, and the town/city and county where you reside.

3. State your support for SB 1029, the Great Redwood Trail Act, and follow with any of the following talking points:

– This bill would turn an environmental and fiscal liability into a public asset.

– The Great Redwood Trail will connect the North Coast’s diverse landscapes and rural communities with healthy opportunities to explore the outdoors by foot and bike for generations to come.

– SB 1029 will bring much needed economic development to the North Coast region.

– 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.

4. Sign and share this petition.

Background

SB 1029 would establish a vision for the extension of Marin and Sonoma’s North-South Greenway/SMART Pathway toward Mendocino and Humboldt Counties along the 300-mile North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) right-of-way.

For decades now, the NCRA has failed either to restore freight rail service to the North Coast or to protect the Eel River and its fisheries from the impacts of its rail line. SB 1029 will dissolve the NCRA and prioritize trail/pathway development along the rail right-of-way between Sonoma County and the Humboldt Bay.

MCBC, along with several other environmental and active transportation leaders and organizations, views this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to turn an environmental and fiscal liability into a public asset.


Image: Friends of the Eel River

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