RDU Airport and Wake Stone plan to build a quarry on publicly owned land that borders Umstead State Park and the East Coast Greenway. This is one of the most used recreation corridors in the Triangle. There is a better alternative. The Conservation Fund has offered to buy the land — 105 acres known as the Oddfellows tract — from RDU to expand Umstead State Park. The intention is to use the Oddfellows tract and nearby portions of Umstead State Park for singletrack mountain biking and hiking trails.
The video below helps explain more of what is at stake in this decision, and why we are advocating for an alternative that preserves the land for recreation and expands the Triangle's most valuable recreational asset, William B. Umstead State Park.
These four local governments own RDU Airport. They can help, and have the power to do such. It is very important they hear from their constituents about the total opposition to the quarry! Keep it positive and classy :-) Several already support our efforts and are appreciative of your positive comments. Personal stories are great about how you value and enjoy our forested parks. See the resources later on this page for more details and suggested talking points.
And it's worth reading about the lawsuit in a nutshell, how RDU AA overstepped their authority, and why the local government owners must assert their rights.
Tell the Honorable Governor Roy Cooper you are opposed to a quarry on our public lands bordering Umstead State Park!
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