Since the formation of our nonprofit coalition in the summer of 2013, our group has been fighting to protect the rights of the residents of Americus.
We have educated countless people on the effects of quarries with regard to residential homeowners. Through our public meetings, we have managed to keep residents informed and involved.
We have hired experts in the fields of hydrology, geology, and audiology with the purpose of gathering the best information.
We have contracted two different law firms, enabling us to fight the quarry development at both the state and local government levels – from the IDNR to our County Commissioners.
We have networked with area politicians, explaining the results of our research and voicing the opinions of Americus residents, visiting and speaking at gatherings of the various political bodies in our area.
We have been active in multiple forms of social media, getting the word out through WLFI, the Journal and Courier, Facebook, and our own website: (www.AmericusACC.com)
We have researched every negative aspect of quarrying and presented that information in multiple venues.
We have fought to enact a new law (which passed unanimously): The Prohibition of Quarries in Residential Areas.
Most importantly though, we have helped to foster a sense of community.
We have hosted social gatherings and brought people together. We have given people a chance to meet neighbors they might never have met had it not been for this struggle. We have worked together to come this far.
However, there is still so much more to be done – this is where you can make a difference.
Our membership drive begins in March. Watch for a follow up email coming soon. We ask that you help us to finish what we have started – help us to stop this development once and for all. Not on our email list? Click here to sign up.