RDU Airport Land Use Planning
Aviation alternatives and Land Use "Concepts" presented at June 28th Public meeting has been posted at:
You can make comments to the RDU Airport by clicking the "Comments" tab at the dark blue banner at the top of page.
The land use concepts do NOT represent our suggestion to take advantage of one of the greatest opportunities this region has: to have a vibrant and connected forested recreational corridor from Lake Crabtree County Park, along Old Reedy Creek Road to William B. Umstead State Park.
PLEASE make your comments heard !!
The Umstead Coalition current position: We support the maintenance and enhancement of a substantial trail system along the Old Reedy Creek Road and greenway corridor connecting the Black Creek Greenway trail to William B. Umstead State Park's Reedy Creek Trail. The Umstead Coalition supports enhancing the economic vitality that this recreation and forested corridor brings to the community.
We are not in favor of a runway closer to William B. Umstead State Park due to increase aircraft noise. However, moving the General Aviation runway such that it does direct aircraft over the Park may have some advantages.
Please let us know your suggestions as we participate in the RDU Airport Authority Master Planning process, learn more and can offer informed recommendations.
Sycamore Mess Hall Restoration
Thanks to all who made our May 30 Celebration event a success. We're very proud of the work our volunteers have accomplished in coordination with our amazing Umstead State Park staff!
We will continue to have Service Work Days. Check our Event Calendar on the upper right - it's routinely updated with new events.================
Forested Rain Garden and Butterfly Gardens at
Harrison Ave (Reedy Creek Section) parking lot
What awesome volunteers we've had! Thanks!
This project has converted 2 of the medians at the Harrison Ave parking lot to bioretention areas that will treat the runoff from the entire 1 acre parking lot -- thereby reducing sediment, nutrients, water peak volumes, and temperatures in storm water runoff. In addition, we have an innovative design that will allow for shade trees to be planted in the medians.
Native plants that provide food for migrating Monarch butterflies have been planted in two new butterfly gardens adjacent to the walkway near the bathrooms.
The parking lot medians will be closed to foot traffic during and after construction (to enable healthy plant growth and water quality/quantity treatment).
The generous supporters of this huge project include individual donors and: