Raging River Conservation Group
Posted on January 27, 2017

Blasting Today . . . January 27, 2017

The quarry has announced that it will be blasting today, January 27, 2017 in the afternoon.

What you can do:

1. Send in complaints or concerns if you feel effects from the blasting (shaking, tremors, noise, pets scared, lack of adequate notice)

2. ASK for ANSWERS to your complaints and specific questions. Follow up in a reasonable time period if you aren't satisfied with the response.

Suggestions for who to write to:

  • Joe Barto Joe.Barto@kingcounty.gov Engineer II:
    He assumed Fred's role after Fred retired early in January 2017
  • Person in charge of quarry permit expansion: Fereshteh Dehkordi fereshteh.dehkordi@kingcounty.gov Project Manager, DPER - Resource Product Line
  • Randy Sandin randy.sandin@kingcounty.gov
    Project Line Manager, DPER: Joe Barto's manager.
  • Kathy Lambert, kathy.lambert@kingcounty.gov
    King County Councilperson It is very important that we let our King County Councilperson know that we are very concerned about the issues raised by the current quarry and their ability to maintain operations within current code ordinances as well as what this could mean should the quarry be allowed to expand.
  • Please send us a copy of any complaint you do send: .

Please talk to your friends and neighbors about the quarry and its proposed expansion! The quarry has not been following the King County noise ordinance, and have routinely not followed other ordinances which are outlined on our website or send us an email if you have questions.


The bigger picture: if the proposed expansion happens, it will forever scar the landscape along the Raging River, potentially damage prime salmon spawning habitat, add up to 120 dump trucks a day driving through our roads, potentially add rock dust to our air.

Thank you for your support
Raging River Conservation Group

Additional information:

Please note the ANSWER from DPER regarding property issues:
24._The quarry operator shall be responsible for any damage to nearby properties, including domestic water supply wells, attributable to blasting on the subject property. Claims for any such damage shall be the responsibility of the affected property owner and the quarry operator to handle directly between themselves, but a failure of the quarry operator to respond in good faith to any such claim may be cause for denial of future grading permits, or prohibition or restriction upon future blasting.

The quarry mailing address is:
Raging River Quarry, LLC
3132 NE Harrison St.
Issaquah, WA 98029