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Deni McIntyre

 Preserve Crab Creek


In 2021, Crab Creek neighbors and friends convinced a county board to stop a developer from building a giant storage facility in the heart of our community.  It was a unanimous decision.  In achieving this victory, we learned that rural communities throughout the county are all vulnerable to development that threatens their beauty, tranquility, ecology, and cultural heritage.  Now we're: 


  • Responding to an appeal of the county's decision by the Storage Facility developer.  Unfortunately, Crab Creek rural character is still hanging by a thread.  

  • Working with other citizens to keep rural areas rural, countywide.  In the spring/summer of 2023, the county will approve a new blueprint to govern growth and development for the next 20-plus years.  Draft versions of the plan all look ominous for the county's rural areas.  Learn more about Rural Protection and the County Plan, then influence local officials by visiting Who to Contact. 

  • Continuing to build community around a shared love of Western North Carolina's natural resources and rural heritage.  Ask for updates (email signup below), join our Facebook group, and please consider making a generous donation.

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