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

RDUAA reapplied for the RDU Fence. Help us stop it. 

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Help Stop the new rdu fence

The RDU Airport Authority (RDUAA) re-submitted their application proposing a chain-linked, barbed wire fence to be built within the forested lands bordering William B. Umstead State Park, crossing Haley’s Branch and wetlands.

Problems include: forest lost, wetlands and streams harmed, water quality impaired, habitat corridor destroyed, historic and aesthetic character of Umstead State Park and the Old Reedy Creek Recreational corridor harmed, “Park” feel destroyed, Park trail access via Old Reed Creek Road severed and more. 

The proposal is very similar to their last failed attempt. They left off the Odd Fellows Tract, but it is still listed under the list of properties and they state they plan to come back and ask for the Odd Fellows fence section (shortly). They are attempting to artificially “segment” the project.

Submit your comments now opposing the new fence application>>

reinstating the sunset clause

Ask Governor Cooper to protect our State Park and public lands from a proposed new 400-foot deep rock mine on the Odd Fellows Tract. Ask the Governor to:

  • Restore the promised Sunset Clause at the existing rock quarry on the south side of Crabtree Creek and end the noise, dust, water pollution and truck conflicts at our popular Park entrance off Harrison Avenue by 2031. Restore the Sunset Clause, prevent new quarry.

  • Perform a full Environmental Assessment per the NC State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) for the proposed new quarry pit on the north (other side of Crabtree Creek)

Submit your comments now>>

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Umstead inspirations

Read Ranger Billy's blog to learn fun and little-known stories about our favorite park. Read now>>

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.