Stop the Transfer Trail Limestone Quarry expansion

The Glenwood Springs area community is standing together in opposition to a proposed expansion of the Transfer Trail limestone quarry.

Rocky Mountain Industrials (RMI) is proposing to expand the existing Transfer Trail limestone quarry from the current 20 acres to a highly visible open pit mine of 321 acres.

Here’s what the proposal looks like:

Don't Mine Glenwood Springs

Mining the Mountain

Scraping all vegetation up to the horizon. Blasting and digging 175 feet deep to mine out the limestone layer.

Hauling the rock

Hauling crushed rock by truck to the rail yard, up to 450 round-trips per day. Loading rock, car by car, all day long, into an idling freight train.

20 years of disruption

Blasting, crushing, loading and hauling operations from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., 365 days a year, for at least 20 years.

The quarry and the expansion area are all on public land

These public lands are managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). A public process now under way by BLM will determine whether the mine proposal is approved or denied.

We have a say in what happens!
Please join us in this cause to protect our community, our economy and our environment.

Sign our online endorsement here.

Volunteers needed for Strawberry Days 2022

Join the Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance for a big showing at Strawberry Days.

Strawberry Days Festival: Friday, June 17, through Sunday, June 19, at Two Rivers Park

Strawberry Days Parade: 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18

STRAWBERRY DAYS PARADE

Join us for a big show of support in the parade on Saturday, June 18.

The parade route starts at Glenwood Springs High School and runs downhill along Pitkin Avenue to 7th Street, about 1/2 mile.

  • Assemble at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, at Glenwood Springs High School.
  • We are entry No. 35. Find the group in the main parking lot on the NORTH side of Glenwood Springs High School.
  • Parade starts at Glenwood Springs High School, and runs 7 blocks down Pitkin Avenue to 7th Street (about 1/2 mile).
  • Just show up and join us. It’s going to be fun!
  • Be prepared for sun and heat. Wear a hat and sunglasses, and strap on a water bottle.
  • Wear your “Don’t Mine Glenwood” t-shirt or wear a white shirt.
  • No pets.

“Don’t Mine Glenwood” T-shirts available for purchase at the Citizens’ Alliance booth in Two Rivers Park.

FESTIVAL BOOTH

We will host an informational booth at the festival on all three days. We’ll hand out flyers, give away stickers, sell t-shirts and caps, and talk with people about the limestone mine proposal.

Volunteers needed for two-hour time slots. You don’t have to be an expert. A board member will be at the booth with you to handle questions.

Booth hours:
Friday, June 17, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 18, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 19, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wear your Love Glenwood t-shirt or a white shirt. Buy your Love Glenwood t-shirt here.

We need YOUR help! Please let us know if you can volunteer at the booth.

Please email Ginny Minch, the GSCA events manager. Provide your name, email and telephone number. We will be in touch with scheduling options and more info.

Our thriving economy is under threat

Our thriving economy is under threat

Mountain beauty, relaxing hot springs and family fun have drawn people to Glenwood Springs for decades. People vacation here to enjoy our hot springs resorts and healthy activities, including skiing, hiking, cycling, boating and fishing. Business and jobs thrive in our stable economy.

Mining impacts are unacceptable

Mining impacts are unacceptable

The quarry expansion would create a barren scar up to the horizon line and nearly a mile wide – a wound that would never heal. Other daily impacts include truck traffic, noise, dust, glaring lights, air pollution, carbon emissions, and destruction of a forested slope and wildlife habitat.

Help us stop the mine expansion

Help us stop the mine expansion

The quarry and all of the expansion area are on public lands managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. We have a say in what happens! Learn about the proposal put forth by Rocky Mountain Industrials, track the permitting process, and find out how you can make a difference.

Recent News Posts

I Spy Energy video: 7 Facts About the Mine Expansion

The YouTube video blog “I Spy Energy” takes a fun look at the not-so-fun impacts of the Transfer Trail limestone mine expansion proposal.

Emily Beck of Boulder, star and producer, uses the 6-minute episode to break down the mine expansion proposal into seven basic facts, using football fields, pickup trucks, haul trucks and freight trains to show just how big and obnoxious the mine would be.

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