We have been actively opposing the Duvall Quarry for over a year
and now is the time we need your help the most.
King County will ultimately be responsible for making the decision
of whether to accept or deny the permit application for this quarry. The
next step in their process is to conduct an environmental impact study.
This starts with a SEPA Scoping Hearing, which is tentatively to be
held at Cherry Valley Elementary on March 27 at 7 p.m. This is the chance we
have all been waiting for, a chance to be formally heard by King County
regarding our concerns and objections.
Residents of the area who object to having McCauley Falls turned
into a culvert under a rock quarry, to having a beautiful and ecologically
fragile area forever destroyed, plus an invasion of even more gravel trucks
will soon have a never-to-be-repeated opportunity to have their voices heard.
King County has hired Huckell/Weinman, a third-party
environmental consulting firm, to perform an impartial study of the impacts of this
proposal. We must let them know exactly which impacts require scientific
study. The county will then use this study to make a decision about the proposal.
This hearing is not the same thing as the program the applicant
Joe Jackels is holding a week earlier to try to convince us that we can accept
the quarry. His last minute meeting prior to the scoping hearing has zero
impact on the administrative and legal course of events for King County’s
decision- making process.
The SEPA Scoping is the single most important event you can
attend to help stop the quarry! For more information contact Friends of
Cherry Valley at (425) 788-5857 or www.cherry-valley.net.
Friends of Cherry Valley