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Learn more about proposed Liberty Quarry


Last updated 3/1/2007 at Noon

FALLBROOK — Keep Fallbrook Clean and Green will sponsor an informational meeting on the Liberty Quarry at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 9, at the Fallbrook Public Utility Board Room, 990 East Mission Road. All members of the community are cordially invited to attend.

David Pruitt of Save Our Southwest Hills will narrate a PowerPoint presentation on the effects of the quarry on Fallbrook and the surrounding area, while Dr. Matt Rahn, manager of the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve, will speak on the potential consequences of the quarry on the reserve.

In the last several weeks, increasing interest has been generated in the proposal to build a rock quarry just north of the San Diego County line and west of Interstate 15. Granite Construction, Inc., a $2-billion-a-year company, plans to develop the nation’s largest granite open-pit mine one mile from Temecula. This open-pit mine will be one mile long, 1,000 feet deep, will operate 20 hours a day, six days a week, will blast and grind 300 tons of rock per day and will extract over a quarter of a billion tons of granite. The 155-acre quarry would sit on 311 acres located fairly near the Border Patrol station and would use the Rainbow Valley Boulevard offramp as its access road. Both the entrance and exit to the quarry would be on Rainbow Valley Boulevard.

The communities of Rainbow and Temecula have been sponsoring meetings on the quarry for several months and have recently contacted groups in Fallbrook in order to educate residents of the “Friendly Village” about the quarry. In mid-February, a Fallbrook contingent of quarry activists gathered on East Mission Road to display a banner signifying the establishment of as the Fallbrook response to the quarry.

Additional community organizations will hold planning quarry-related events in the near future.


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