The BNSF Railroad Company has received approval to place a siding at Doug’s Beach, located just east of Lyle in the Columbia River Gorge scenic area. This is expected to eliminate half of the parking at a state park that is filled to capacity during summer weekends. It will also cause long delays for visitors exiting and entering the park. Parked trains will ruin the view in a manner that opposes the intent of the Gorge Scenic Act. Construction will extend pilings into the shoreline and will close the park for half of this year’s windsurfing season.
for further information on how you can get involved:
http://windsurf.gorge.net/cgwa/dougs_news.htm
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SaveDougsBeach/

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