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Forested recreation in the heart of the Triangle 

What You Can Do

Our voices matter. We can stop RDU Quarry. 

Wake Stone Quarry, Cary, NC

1. Contact Governor Cooper, Elected Officials, and State Agencies

The current Wake Stone quarry adjacent to Umstead State Park had their original Mining Permit 92‐10 approved in 1981 with a 50-year Sunset Clause. After 50 years, in 2031, Wake Stone was to donate the land to the State and all mining operations would cease. The Sunset Clause — promised to Umstead State Parks and the public and agreed to by Wake Stone Corporation — needs to be reinstated.  NC State Parks has asked Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to give them back the Sunset Clause.  Please ask Governor Cooper to reinstate the Sunset Clause and tell NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to deny the mining permit application for RDU Quarry. Tell your local officials to help protect our public lands. To help you submit your comments, we've created a form so you can send your comments to all the agencies and elected officials. Learn more and submit your comments now>>

2. Contact Public Officials

To contract your elected officials directly:

Governor Roy Cooper: Contact form or contactgov@nc.gov

NC Office of the Governor
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301

Elected officials:

3. Donate

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.

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 22,900 other supporters and sign our Change.org petition.
  • Facebook: We have an engaged community on Facebook. 

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    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>>


    We are a coalition of residents, organizations, businesses, and entrepreneurs working towards preserving Lake Crabtree County Park, protecting Umstead State Park, and preserving the forested corridor that connects them.