The Thornton Construction/Kelley Road quarry application to the Orono Planning Board dated June 29, 2013 proposes a 30 year lease for mineral extraction including blasting, crushing, and stockpiling rock approximately 3/4 mile from the Orono Caribou Bog Boardwalk/Rolland F. Perry City Forest . The proposed quarry site is uphill and 250 meters from the Caribou Bog. We believe mineral blasting, stone crushing activities, and other quarry related operations on properties abutting Orono's Caribou Bog, a Registered National Natural Landmark, would profoundly diminish the Bog experience, its ecosystems, and aesthetics.
Efforts to Stop the Process:
The Kelley Hill Neighborhood Working Group's proposed Moratorium on mineral extraction permits to enable the 180 day grace period allowing additional public discussion and, a formal municipal vote on a LDR Ordinance revision was rejected by the Orono Community Development Committee on September 4th and Orono Town Council on Sept 9th 2013.
Who we are: The Kelley Hill Neighborhood Working Group consists of concerned Orono residents, property abutters, and frequent patrons of the Orono Bog Boardwalk and Bangor City Forest. We share and support Toxic Action Center's mission of a world where everyone can breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in healthy and sustainable communities.