The Umstead Coalition
Dedicated to the appreciation, use, and preservation of the William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek natural area

RDU Airport "Vision 2040" Public Workshop

  • 10/11/2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Marriott Research Triangle Park, 4700 Guardian Drive, Durham

Call to Action- please attend!!

Workshop hosted by RDU Airport:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016  |  6-8 p.m.

Marriott Research Triangle Park
4700 Guardian Drive, Durham

RDU Airport Will Present their Proposed Plan for Development Through 2040

Tomorrow's public workshop is very important.  PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND and show your support for our RDU Forest Trail Center concept.  We'll have sticky labels to wear. Wear GREEN clothes. The airport's proposed aviation and land use development plan will be presented.

Please let them know our desire to maintain and enhance the forested trail system in Wake County's Crabtree County Park and along Old Reedy Creek Road connecting to William B. Umstead State Park.

Tell them you support the creation of the "RDU Forest Trail Center" - a community asset and tourism destination with 50 miles of trails for hiking and biking, plus related recreational amenities that provide the airport with sustainable and substantial revenue sources (brewery, café, bike rentals, outdoor retail, parking, conference/education center, and more).

Further, we oppose the proposed quarry next to William B. Umstead State Park with devastating damage to the water quality and quantity to Crabrtree Creek, only to become a nonrevenue-producing burden in a couple decades.             

We strongly oppose a runway closer to William B. Umstead State Park which would be a 'taking' of Park land via increased noise.

We strongly oppose building a new major road (Commerce Blvd) along the William B. Umstead State Park's boundary.

Almost all of the storm runoff from the RDU property enters Umstead State Park (either directly or indirectly via Crabtree Creek).  As such, environmentally –sound development is imperative.
The Umstead Coalition is dedicated to the appreciation, use, and preservation of the William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Natural Area.
The Umstead Coalition, PO Box 10654, Raleigh, NC  27605 (919) 852-2268   
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