As the Rail-Trail moves into development of Sections 8 and 9 (a 2.2-mile bicycle and pedestrian system that extends from the Beach Street/Pacific Avenue Roundabout to the eastern side of 17th Avenue) about 400 eucalyptus trees are slated to come down. Some celebrate the removal of these non-natives, others decry the loss of habitat and are seeking to halt the project.

On Talk of the Bay, Monday April 17 at 5:30 Christine Barrington welcomes Lani Faulkner, founder and director of Equity Transit Santa Cruz County and Pauline Seales of the Santa Cruz Climate Network to offer perspectives behind the decision-making process, along with environmental mitigation and enhancement plans developed from an in-depth Environmental Impact Report.