Thanks for helping to protect Umstead State Park and our public lands along the Old Reedy Creek Corridor from what would be the first private quarry on public lands in North Carolina. We couldn’t have brought so much public support and attention to this issue without you.
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But our fight is far from over
Wake Stone Corporation says they intend to file a mining permit application and we intent to ask for its denial.
RDU plans to build an 8’ chain link, topped with 3 rows of barbed wire fence along their border with Umstead State Park to also encircle/isolate each of the Odd Fellows Tract and 286 . There will be 15' of clearing on each side of the fence and it will be 8.3 miles long! The RDUAA Board say they will vote on the RDU Fence project on January 16, 2020 and construction would then begin immediately.
You can learn more about their plans here. We are strongly opposed to such an environmentally disruptive fence. The savings to RDUAA by not build this unneeded fence would be sufficient for Wake County to lease and manage bike/ped trails on these tracts.
We will need your continued support in 2020 as we fight the quarry, and now, the fence. We remain steadfastly committed to our goals:
How you can help
Please contact Governor Cooper and Wake/Raleigh/Durham cities and counties to voice your opposition to the quarry and fence:
Join us on New Year’s Day for our First Day Hike in Umstead along the border of the Odd Fellows Tract at 1:00 PM. Find more details on Meetup or Facebook.
And please share our GoFundMe fundraiser with your friends and families— or consider donating again. We have a generous donor who has offered to match donations up to $30,000. Your support to protect the Odd Fellows Tract from irreversible damage is more important now than ever. Together we can continue this fight and protect our public lands in 2020!
The Umstead Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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