Get Involved





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Take Action

  1. Become involved and aware
    • Join discussions on email distribution list for Protect Caswell. To join the list, see mailing list under Join.
    • Participate in protests, letter writing campaigns, and calls for action.
    • Learn the impacts and keep up to date. For information on the proposed projects, see https://www.protectcaswell.org/learn/.
  1. Send your comments against the quarry mining permit to the Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources (DEMLR) at NC Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) [address is below].
    • On 6/1/2020 and again on 9/16/2020, DEMLR issued requests for more information from the company. They have up to 180 days to respond (by 3/15/2021). After their response is received, DEMLR has 30 days to either issue the mining permit for the Prospect Hill quarry, deny the application, or ask for more information.  Review the requests for more information, the mining application, and other information at: https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/energy-mineral-land-resources/energy-mineral-land-permits/mining-program (scroll down to Sunrock).

Mr. Adam Parr
Assistant State Mining Specialist
Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources
1612 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1612
(919) 707-9207

  1. Become a member of the Protect Caswell Chapter of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL) and attend bi-weekly meetings by Zoom. For membership, go to http://www.bredl.org/membership.htm and follow the instructions. Or you can download the membership form (click HERE) and mail in. Please be sure to include “Protect Caswell” as the chapter name.
  1. DONATE to the Protect Caswell Chapter of the BREDL. Donations will help pay for legal advice, road signs, and marketing. Click on the DONATE button at the top of the page or mail your donation [made payable to Protect Caswell] to:

Protect Caswell
PO Box 32
Prospect Hill, NC 27314

  1. Write to your local government representatives.
    • Demand Caswell County’s Environmental Impact Ordinance not be repealed and that the ordinance be fully enforced.
    • Demand Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, public notices, and public hearings be accomplished for the quarry and asphalt plants in accordance with Caswell County’s Environmental Impact Ordinance.
    • Demand the County Commissioners meet their obligation to enact an ordinance or ordinances to protect citizens from polluting industries before the expiration of the moratorium in January 2021.
  1. Write letters to the editors of local newspapers
  1. Sign the Change.org “Stop Caswell County Asphalt Plants and Quarry!” and “Environmental Justice in NORTH CAROLINA” petitions.
  1. Put up signs
    • No Quarry
    • No Asphalt Plant
  1. Attend meetings and submit written public comments
    • County commissioners
      • 1st Monday and 3rd Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m. by Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit your written comments to the Clerk of the Board Ms. Paula Seamster by 7:00AM the morning of the meeting.
    • Planning Board
      • Meets 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. by Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit your written comments to the County Planner Mr. Matthew Hoagland by 9:00AM the day of the meeting.
    • Zoning meetings and public hearings
      • Commissioners plan to meet at least once per month (TBD due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
      • Public hearings on zoning (TBD due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
    • Community meetings
      • Held occasionally at the Anderson Ruritan and the American Legion Post buildings
      • Next meeting (TBD due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
  1. Write to your representatives
  1. Expand awareness within the community
    • Post to social media
      • Facebook (posts and shares)
      • Twitter
      • Instagram
      • Webpages
      • Blogs
    • E-mails, phone calls, face-to-face discussions
      • Family
      • Friends
      • Colleagues
      • Neighbors
    • Subscribe and participate in the Protect Caswell group mailing list (Join)

Questions?

Questions and comments can be sent to admin@protectcaswell.org.