Help Protect Umstead State Park & Request that DEQ Deny the New Rock Quarry Mining Application


Please help us stop the proposed new RDU Quarry next to Umstead State Park.

On April, 8, 2020, Wake Stone Corporation filed a Mining Permit Application under Mining Permit 92-10 for a new rock quarry on the 105 acre, forested Odd Fellows Tract. If approved, this would result in a new mine over 400’ deep adjacent to Umstead State Park, Crabtree Creek, the East Coast Greenway, and the popular Old Reedy Creek Road recreational corridor that connects Lake Crabtree County Park to Umstead State Park.

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) must deny the mining permit application due to significant environmental harm caused to Umstead State Park, recreational users, and homeowners along Old Reedy Creek Road.

On the next page,  

  • If you are using PC: scroll to the text box at the bottom right of the web page to write your comments.
  • If you are using mobile phone: the text box is located directly below the list of officials whom your comment will be sent to.

Public comments are needed and essential to show reasons for denial. By State Law, the mining permit can be denied for any of the five following reasons:
  • Adverse effect on the purposes of a publicly owned park, forest or recreation area

  • Adverse effects on potable groundwater supplies, wildlife or freshwater

  • Violating standards of air quality, surface water quality, or groundwater quality

  • Hazard to public health and safety

  • Hazard to a neighboring dwelling house, school, church, commercial or industrial building, public road or other public property

Please be sure to make your comments relate to one of these five reasons for denial.

Your comments will be sent as an email to the offices of DEQ, Governor Cooper and all local elected officials in Durham and Wake County and the Cities of Raleigh and Durham.

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