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The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

Stop RDU Quarry Rally

  • 07/27/2019
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Picnic Shelter #1, Reedy Creek Park entrance, Umstead State Park, 2100 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513


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Protect Umstead State Park - Stop RDU Quarry Rally

3-4pm, Umstead State Park Picnic Shelter by the Company Mill Trail

3-4pm: Protect Umstead State Park Rally Sponsored by TORC and The Umstead Coalition

Members of the community are invited to attend this rally and public meeting to #stoprduquarry! Join community leaders who are standing up against the Wake Stone/RDU Quarry plan and let’s raise awareness to #stoprduquarry!

Learn more about this important issue and hear from Community Leaders, and representatives of the Umstead Coalition and TORC.

Scheduled Speakers: Wiley Nickel - NC Senate, Raleigh City Council Member Stef Mendell District E Raleigh City Council, Raleigh City Council Member Russ Stevenson, Raleigh City Council Member Kay Crowder, Raleigh City Council Member David Cox, Former Morrisville Mayor Mark Stohlman, Raleigh City Council candidate Sam Hershey.

Additional Speakers: Other community leaders who wish to voice their support for the local government owners to have a voice in how their public property is used (or abused) will be recognized.

Parking Location: 2100 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513 (“Reedy Creek Parking Lot” off of Harrison Avenue-main entrance for Umstead State Park off of I-40)

Rally Location: Picnic Shelter #1, just down the trail from the parking lot

Food: Light snacks served (included 85th Umstead State Park Anniversary cake, fruit, cheese/crackers, chips, lemonade.  

RSVP helps with food and planning.  Note:  this event is being cross-pointed on multiple sites from the sponsors.

Duration: Approx. One hour, welcome to linger afterwards for conversations.

Film premier (event 2) will be later at 6:00 PM at JC Raulston Arboretum (tickets required for movie premiere).  See below.

Event 2 Sponsored by Sierra Club Capital Group:
We are screening the film premiere of "400 Feet Down : Misguided Authority and the Fight to #stoprduquarry" At the JC Raulston Arboretum at 6 PM!  (tickets required for this free event)

The Umstead Coalition

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


The Umstead Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.