Photo by Lee Shearer
Thanks to Flagpole for highlighting the harm to water quality and wildlife that the new proposed Vulcan quarry in Jackson County could cause. Stay updated and/or get involved through Citizens for Sustainable Jackson County.
"The Oconee River Land Trust has two large conservation easements protecting vulnerable wetlands on the North Oconee near the site and is also asking Jackson officials to nix the quarry plan. In addition to noise, water quality and quantity issues, as well as the rural and scenic character of the area, the quarry could further fragment the North Oconee’s function as a critical wildlife travel corridor, said Oconee River Land Trust Conservation Director Laura Hall in a letter sent to the Jackson County Planning Commission."