The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!
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What You Can Do

Our voices matter. We can stop RDU Quarry. 

1. Be informed

Wake Stone Quarry, Cary, NC

Watch the 400 Foot Down documentary to get caught up on what's at stake.

2. Contact Public Officials

Local public officials have the power to stop the quarry and the fence. We have provided some sample emails/letters here. You can email or mail your letters to the elected officials asking for the 50-year Sunset Clause to be reinstated and to deny the new mining permit for the Odd Fellows Tract.
NC Office of the Governor
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301

3. Contribute

We are working alongside residents, other non-profits and community groups to protect this land for all residents of the Triangle and for our future generations.

  • GoFundMe Fundraiser: Help support our legal fees for fighting Wake Stone Corporation & RDU by contributing to our GoFundMe fundraiser. 
  • T-shirts: There are two designs to choose from for just $20 each.
  • Free Yard Signs: We have both “Stop RDU Quarry” and “Protect Umstead State Park” designs available. 

4. Volunteer

Our volunteers help us in many ways from event planning to social media. It doesn't have to be a big time commitment, we welcome any and all help! If you're interested in volunteering, please email us at: info@umsteadcoalition.org

5. Connect

  • Change.org petition: Join over 22,000 other supporters and sign our Change.org petition.
  • Facebook: We have an engaged community on Facebook. 

6. Stay in the Know

Subscribe to our emails to stay up-to-date.


See the most commonly asked questions about the RDU Quarry and RDU Fence here. Read now>>


Stay up-to-date with the latest developments on the quarry and the fence. Read now>>

Our Supporters

We have over 45 local businesses and organizations supporting us. Learn more>>

The Umstead Coalition

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