Friends, The northern section of the ROW is under attack from the Rails to Trails folks. Particularly, the 101 corridor between Arcata and Eureka. They seem to have scraped the idea of "Trails with Rails". They are rallying support and have the funding. The trail has begun construction in the Arcata Marsh and they are going to proceed south. They are pushing for "Rail-Banking" the ROW, which we all know will the death knell for the line around Humboldt Bay. This must be stopped!!! Please write/email letters of support for Trails AND Rails to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, California Coastal Commission and any other government agency you can think of. If the rails are declared abandon and pulled, there will be no going back even through the trails people would have you believe otherwise. We can not afford to lose this part of our transportation infrastructure that will be a vital part of port redevelopment and economic growth. These folks believe that the ROW is already abandon and is public property. The Trails people have gathered much influential and political support and, I believe, are intending to push this through anyway they can. At a meeting the other night there was talk of using lawyers to force NCRA to bank the rails. This is an emergency!!! Action must be taken, many pro-rail folks will be attending the next Supervisors Meeting on the 9th.