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Our Successes

CARRQ began as a group of concerned citizens residing near the proposed quarry site in the Roblar Road area.  We are committed to protecting and preserving the quality of life, rural character and agricultural value for all in this unique west county area.  Insuring the continued health and safety of residents, and people who travel through the Roblar area or who work at nearby ranches, farms and dairies. CARRQ has worked to educate others with accurate and up-to-date information.

Our successes include:

  • Incorporating to become a public-benefit organization
  • Raising community awareness about and actively pursuing the defeat of the Roblar Road quarry project through our website, social media, emails, public meetings, 1-to-1 meetings with supervisors and city representatives, outreach to other non-profit agencies and  by sponsoring a successful "Rock for No Rock" concert
  • Retaining a pro bono law firm to represent CARRQ and move forward with legal actions
  • Obtaining expert, well-written objections to submit to the County /agencies to fight the project
  • Defeating the County's plan to allow the developer to build a road across  tax-paid Open Space land for gravel trucks to use every day for the next 20+ years
  • Uniting the community of environmentalsts and local ranchers in the common goal to protest the quarry's development
  • Proposing State legislation on Open Space conservation easement interpretation
  • Monitoring the development of a written mitigation policy by the Open Space District to help prevent misuse of easements by the District and developers
  • Forming coaltions with other environmental non-profit groups and groups focused on increasing agriculture in our area including, Sonoma County Conservation Action, Paula Lane Action Network, Moms for Clean Air, Russian Riverkeepers, MOAG (Mother of All Groups)
  • Helping to launch Sonoma LandWatch, a non-profit organization focused on preserving natural resourcs including agricultural land in Sonoma County
  • Receiving a grant from the Rose Foundation Environmental Grassroots Fund IN 2011 to further our public outreach activities