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The Umstead Coalition 
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Submit your comments requesting DEQ deny the Wake Stone mining permit.

Oral Arguments at Court of Appeals for our lawsuit, Wednesday, September 23. Approx 11:15am.  Live stream:


 DEQ-Mining sent an "Additional Information" letter to Wake Stone Corporation indicating an incomplete application and insufficient information regarding the environmental impacts of the proposed quarry pit.  

DEQ is still accepting public comments about RDU Quarry.

rDU Forest Village Concept

The RDU Forest Village Concept offers a model for the future of visionary, environmentally-centered commercial development that would generate revenue for RDU.

Developed and evaluated by two renowned landscape architecture firms, the concept includes the following:
  • Build out opportunity
  • Proposed RDU Greenbelt
  • National precedent studies
  • Feasibility analysis from UNC
Let's work together towards a sustainable, long-term solution in the best interest of the community. Learn more>>

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