Show Up Wednesday To Support Trails

Mike Dronkers / Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 @ 10:14 a.m. /

From Rees Hughes, would-be trailblazer: 

Dear Bay (T)rail Advocates,

We continue to be very appreciative of your continued support and involvement. This coming Wednesday, December 12, at 10:30 a.m., the full NCRA Board of Directors will again meet in Humboldt County.  They will be utilizing the Board of Supervisors Chambers.  The first item of business is to accept (or amend) the revised report of the Subcommittee on the Humboldt Bay Rail Corridor.  The report was initially presented at the November Board meeting where it was discussed with the feedback being incorporated into this final version. We hope to advocate for any dilution of the key recommendations (some of the key phrases have been bolded):

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that NCRA welcomes the opportunity for community collaboration on this issue and hereby declares its policy concerning the aforementioned matters to be as follows:
· NCRA states its support for a broad-based community coalition to advocate for the investment of public and private funds to restore the Humboldt Bay rail corridor, in whole or in part, clearly incorporating rail and trail development into such restoration, generally consistent with NCRA trail policy;
· NCRA will work with the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Co., the Timber Heritage Association and others to build interest in, and support for the restoration of local freight and passenger excursion service;
· NCRA will authorize clearly defined and strictly limited exceptions to its current trail policy to enable development of a trail in the Humboldt Bay corridor without compromising the prospects of rail service restoration;
· NCRA will prioritize rail infrastructure restoration and trail development in the Eureka to Arcata corridor to more clearly align its timing and objectives with those of the Humboldt County Association of Governments’/Caltrans’ U.S. 101 Corridor Improvement Project.
· NCRA will also prioritize rail restoration in the Arcata to Samoa corridor in order to facilitate the restoration of passenger excursion service.
Here is the link to the full agenda:
It is again important for us to be well represented!
Rees, Judy, Dennis, and Don