The Umstead Coalition
Dedicated to the appreciation, use, and preservation of the William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek natural area

STOP RDU Quarry !!

Priority Action: Please Email the Wake County Commissioners and tell them to say NO to a new quarry on RDU. SAVE THE TRAILS:

Help us say NO to:

And, YES to RDU Forest:

Help PREVENT the destruction of our public lands.  STOP THE RDU QUARRY!

RDU Airport is once again pushing for a new quarry on the Odd Fellows Tract (Rocky Road).  

Please contact your elected officials and tell them you are OPPOSED to the environmental decimation of OUR public property.  A new quarry on top of William B. Umstead State Park and Crabtree Creek would severely jeopardize Umstead State Park and the RDU Forest Community opportunity.  The Crown Jewels of our recreational assets in the Triangle. 

PLEASE contact your local officials ASAP to tell them NO to a new quarry on RDU property!

Sign the Petition

We have more than 11,000 signatures, but the more the better!  Be counted and show how important this is to the community.


Sign the Petition

Contact the Decision Makers

Call and email your county and city elected officials and the RDU Airport Authority Board.

Please be positive and respectful in your communications. Many of these decision makers want to see a win-win for the airport and the community.  But there are real hurdles and regulations that must be navigated, and it will require bold action - let them know you support this better vision. Let them know how important it is to have these centrally located, convenient trails. Let them know what a valuable asset a trail center and IMBA ride center would be, both for the residents and businesses in our community. And personal stories are always a nice touch.

These lands are owned by RDU, which is governed by the RDU Airport Authority board. Those board members are appointed by Durham County, Wake County, the City of Raleigh, and the City of Durham.  Contact your local city council and county commissioners and let them know you support our efforts.

Wake County

Wake County Commissioners:

Raleigh City Council members

Durham County Commissioners

Durham City Council Members


Background and overview of concepts:

Our Solution: 

Concept maps: Concept Maps_RDU Forest 8-9-17.pdf

Concept portfolio document, highlighting case for the RDU Forest Trial Center: RDU Forest Enhancement Concepts.pdf

Logos of support organizations (PLEASE help us ADD to these!): RDU Forest support Logos June 2018.pdf

Powerpoint highlighting case for the RDU Forest Trail Center: Sierra Club-Capital Group July 19 2018 ppt 3.pdf

RDU Forest-May17 2017.pdf

More information and what you can do to help:
The Umstead Coalition is dedicated to the appreciation, use, and preservation of the William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Natural Area.
The Umstead Coalition, PO Box 10654, Raleigh, NC  27605 (919) 852-2268   
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