Zimmerly Special Appeal
We’re in the midst of an urgent legal case to protect the Gorge and we need your help today. The Zimmerly property, just north of the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, is seeking permits from Clark County to resume mining activities at the site, including hauling gravel and other mined materials through a residential area where mining uses are prohibited by law.
Along with community members, Friends has filed an appeal under Washington's State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), in which we seek the preparation of an environmental statement to fully disclose the impacts of this massive mining project. This appeal is like a full-fledged courtroom trial: it requires multiple expert witnesses, as well as outside legal counsel who are well-versed in SEPA. We need to raise the funds — right now — to cover these costs.
You can read more about the history of the Zimmerly Quarry here.
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|Friends of the Columbia Gorge|
|P.O. Box 40820|
|Portland, OR 97240-0820|