Action Needed! Help Make the Great Redwood Trail a Reality

Eel River Canyon is part of the proposed Great Redwood Trail Act.

Calls are needed to Gov. Brown’s office to support SB 1029, the Great Redwood Trail Act. The bill would finally kill the North Coast Railroad Authority and start railbanking hundreds of miles of unused tracks. Unfortunately we need $$$ to pay for NCRA’s debts, so the Governor’s support is needed. The Governor is considering punting this to the next administration, which would greatly hinder the completion of the Great Redwood Trail. Check out Mike Wilson’s email below for talking points and the Governor’s #.


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From: Wilson, Mike
Date: Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 8:36 PM
Subject: Help make the Great Redwood Trail a reality!

Please forward to your membership and supporters. We need calls now!

 We need your support to help move SB 1029 forward!

A decision on this will be made soon. It is important to have our voice heard ASAP.

Calls to the office of Governor Edmund G. Brown will be the most effective. His office will no longer accept emails.

Phone: (916) 445-2841

Fax: (916) 558-3160

The simplest message is: “Please support funding for converting the Northwest Pacific Rail to the Great Redwood Trail, SB 1029!”

Here are some talking points for regarding SB 1029, the Great Redwood Trail Act.  Please feel free to add anything personal about the vison of the Trail or the bill.

  • I’m calling/writing from Humboldt County (or your place) to ask the Governor to support Sen. McGuire’s SB 1029 – the bill that replaces the Northwest Pacific Rail with a 300 mile trail.
  • NCRA will be bankrupt in a couple months, and we don’t want to lose this opportunity to create something positive after 30 years of turmoil and failure.
  • We are asking the Governor to help find the funding needed to buy out the NCRA debts, and the freight contract, so we can build the trail.
  • It’s urgent that we find the money and pass the bill this year, since it’s the first time in 30 years that all the battling parties are at the table.  It will only cost more money next year, and the parties could be different and not want to settle.

Letters and Post Cards to:

Governor Edmund G. Brown

c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

Simple message: i.e. “Please support funding for converting the Northwest Pacific Rail to the Great Redwood Trail, SB 1029!”

Thank again for your support!