New Campaign to Save The Cedar River, and Stop the Asphalt Plant!
Apr 30, 2019 —
Much has happened with our cause to stop the construction of an asphalt plant next to the Cedar river and near our homes. We are excited to announce that we have launched a new website: SaveTheCedarRiver.org, and associated campaign to raise $100,000 for our upcoming battle with Lakeside Industries and King County in court once their permits are granted, likely in early June.
We are now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, CITIZENS TO STOP THE SR169 ASPHALT PLANT LEGAL FUND, and so contributions are now TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Visit our new fundraising site: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/savecedarriver . Our goal is to raise the needed funds within 30 days so we can prepare for trial. (Please use this link above to donate, do not use the change.org donation button as those donations go to change.org and not our organization.)
We believe it’s important to acknowledge the success we’ve had thus far: if not for this grass roots movement, the asphalt plant would likely have already been built a year ago. Our efforts resulted in DPER asking for a long list of documentation in support of the filing, something that almost certainly would not have happened otherwise. As a community, we should be proud of our efforts.
The funds that we have already raised have done a tremendous amount of good, enabling us to pay legal expenses, build our website, and conduct public outreach. We ask that you support this new fundraising campaign and also to attend the next community meeting on May 4th at the Maple Valley Library at 11:00 am. (See website for meeting details)
We are always looking for volunteers – if you’d like to make a difference in your community, please contact us at NoAsphalt169@gmail.com.
Thank you from Citizens to Stop the SR169 Asphalt Plant Legal Fund
Save the Cedar River!
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