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Deni McIntyre

 Preserve Crab Creek


Last fall, 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: 


  • Working with other citizens to keep rural areas rural, countywide.  This is a critical time in Henderson County history.  If rural areas aren't better protected by December 2022, when the county will approve a new blueprint to govern growth and development for the next 20-plus years, there won't be any intact rural areas left to save.  Learn more about Rural Protection and the County Plan, then influence local officials by visiting Who to Contact. 

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

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