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The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!
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NC DEQ Denies Mining Permit for RDU Quarry! Read now>>
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Walk/Run/Bike 2022

Walk/Run Race Results are posted here. Thanks to Carolina Godiva Track Club for the Race timing and to Triangle Off-Road Cyclists (TORC) for the bike tours!

RDU Quarry Mining Permit Denied, but Appeal Filed

On February 17, 2022, NC DEQ denied the mining permit for RDU Quarry, but Wake Stone Corporation filed an appeal on March 14, 2022. We are confident that the proposed quarry operations on public lands immediately adjacent to State protected recreational lands will not happen, but Wake Stone has chosen pursue this folly. So, we fight on.

What You Can Do

Read NC Policy Watch's article on the Sunset Clause: ‘Sooner’ or ‘later’? Fate of Wake Stone quarry near Umstead State Park hinges on one word

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The Umstead Coalition

We are 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.