WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The effort to "Save Echo Farms" has grown to more than 1,600 people, including representatives in Porter's Neck and Kure Beach.
The group formed in response to a proposed housing development that would add more than 200 single family homes and 400 multifamily homes on and along the Echo Farms golf course.
The group met Sunday to discuss what they said is irresponsible over-development and preserving green spaces.
"We've unified 11 different communities into one group. We've raised significant money. We've raised public awareness. We've had an impact on our public officials. They certainly pay attention to us now," said John Hirchak, a board member with "Save Echo Farms."
Hirchak said they're concerned about issues that accompany development.
"Not just Echo Farms, nobody is happy with the level of growth. Our roads need to be addresses, our sidewalks, our schools our traffic, the list goes on and on. And I think it's time for our elected officials to put the brakes on things," he said.