A community facebook organization that criticizes Lower Macungie’s land use policies and promotes discussion and civic action for farmland preservation and smart growth development practices in the township. The goal is to halt the uncontrolled sprawl and traffic congestion that threatens to erode the quality of life for township residents. “Friends for the Protection of Lower Macungie” on Facebook has over 4000 likes. It was started in 2010 by a group of residents who sued the township to overturn the rezoning of 700 acres of prime farmland. The lawsuit was lost but the cause for smart growth continues in Lower Macungie.