The 105 acre Odd Fellows Tract, adjacent to Umstead State Park, was acquired for a runway that was never built.
The property is heavily forested, supporting a variety of wildlife, with associated environmental benefits. The Conservation Fund has offered to buy the land from RDU to expand Umstead State Park with the intention to use the Odd Fellows Tract and nearby portions of Umstead State Park for single-track bicycle/pedestrian trails.
The RDU Airport Authority did not accept the offer from the Conservation Fund, and on March 1, 2019, executed an Option and Lease Agreement with Wake Stone for a proposed quarry.
Wake Stone intends to file a mining permit application and we plan to ask for its denial.
The Land Is not owned by rdu
RDU doesn't own the Odd Fellows Tract, they manage it for the Cities of Raleigh & Durham and Wake & Durham Counties.
Private Quarry on Public Land
This will set a new precedent for NC and be the first private quarry on public land in the state.
400' Deep hole in the ground
When it's finished the quarry will be 400 feet deep, which is greater than a football stadium in length!
105 Acres Will Be Destroyed
The Odd Fellows Tract has beautiful rock outcrops, abundant wildlife and is adjacent to Crabtree Creek & Umstead State Park.
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