So You Want A Trail? Restore The Railroad?!?
Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, Sept. 13 @ 9:29 a.m. /
This morning Emily Sinkhorn, my co host of Happy Trails forwarded me an email by Scott Greacen of Friends of the Eel River. In this email Scott mentioned that at today's meeting of the NCRA (North Coast Railroad Authority) they were going to be talking about their "rail with trails" polity. In this email Scott says "I’m still trying to wrap my head around the implications of this document. First thought is that the agency is now trying to get the public to pay for rail reconstruction in the guise of trail-building. Second is this is meant to pre-emptively kill an Eel River trail by making it bear the costs of rail reconstruction."
I talked with Mr. Greacen this morning about this. Please note: The NCRA is meeting THIS MORNING starting at 10:30am at the County Courthouse. They meet the the chambers where the Board of Supervisors meet. This is a public meeting. You are encouraged to attend.