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The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

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RDU QUarry sunset clause case goes to trial, June 18-20, 2024

A recent view of Wake Stone's Triangle Quarry. Umstead State Park is the forest to the north and east.

YES! Really happening! After six years of DEQ-Mining staff telling us (incorrectly) we could not appeal the loss of the 50 year sunset clause and park protection buffers done in secret in March 2018, huge citizen response (big thanks to all of you!), court filings, overcoming several "Motions to Dismiss" our case, being sent back and forth to different courts, filings and hearings to try to get to court — we are finally getting a contested trial on the merits of our case!

In this trial, Wake Stone is not a party to the case - their lawyers are not allowed to argue the case. It will be the Attorney General (AG) lawyers defending DEQ vs the Umstead Coalition lawyers defending our Park.

Join us! Attend in person

The public is welcome and we would LOVE, LOVE supporters in the courtroom. Come for a couple hours, come for the entire trial - whatever works best for you.

Time: 9am-5pm (typically there is a two hour break for lunch)

NC Office of Administrative Hearings

Courtroom A

1711 New Hope Church Road

Raleigh, NC 27609

Parking is free and adjacent to the building.


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The Umstead Coalition

We are a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Corridor.


The Umstead Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.