Ellerbe Creek Cleanup

Help clean up Ellerbe Creek by canoe! We will be removing trash from the Ellerbe Creek at Red Mill Rd, near where the creek empties into Falls Lake. SPACE IS LIMITED, RSVP REQUIRED. Contact Natasha Teasley by phone or email to reserve your spot. Due to safety concerns along Red Mill Rd, we will park and meet at the Eno River Boat Launch and then carpool to the Ellerbe Creek put-in. We encourage you to bring your own boat if you have one, just let Natasha know when you signup.


Natasha Teasley Contact information: info@froghollowoutdoors.com, 919-416-1200

Third Fork Creek cleanup in Longmeadow neighborhood

Join this family-friendly cleanup to remove litter from a neighborhood branch of Third Fork Creek.

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Third Fork Creek cleanup at Forest Hills Park

Join this family-friendly cleanup to remove litter from a branch of upper Third Fork Creek. Meet at the picnic shelter at Forest Hills Park.

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Lick Creek Cleanup

We will meet at the parking area for a waterfowl sub-impoundment at the Highway 98 crossing of Lick Creek. We will provide trash bags and gloves, but volunteers need to bring boots that can get wet and any snacks and water. Please register on facebook or by email Francis.E.Ferrell@usace.army.mil

City and County Employee Clean-Up (open to public!)

Help clean up the trash along Camden Ave and Ellerbe Creek (City and County Employees as well as the the Community Ages 18+ are encouraged to participate)

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Little River Clean Up

Celebrate Creek Week with a clean up! DPR will provide canoes and clean up supplies to help keep Durham’s reservoir in pristine shape. This event is appropriate for ages 13 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult). No cost, no pre-registration required.

If you are interested in learning about the collaboration between the City Of Durham’s Water Management Department and Triangle Land Conservancy to protect the land around Little River to protect our drinking water, there will be a lunch and learn just prior to the clean up. Visit http://keepdurhambeautiful.org/event/lunch-and-learn-land-conservation-and-source-water-protection/ for details.

Lunch and Learn- Land Conservation and Source Water Protection

Bring your lunch and learn how the City of Durham’s Department of Water Management is collaborating with Triangle Land Conservancy to protect the land that protects our City’s source water and help us to continue to provide safe, high-quality drinking water to our residents. After lunch, get outside and join the watershed protection efforts by participating in a cleanup around one of our drinking water sources, Little River Reservoir. To register for the Little River Cleanup, please up here

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Mountains-to-Sea Trail Cleanup

Help clean up the trash along the MST and the Eno River on this popular section of trail. Ages 10+. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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Red Maple Park Community Clean-Up

Community clean-up.

Stream Cleanup

As part of Durham’s Annual Creek Week celebration activities, the Headwaters Group of the Sierra Club will be hosting clean-up at Sandy Creek Park. We’ll have gloves and trash bags. Meet under at the covered picnic area next to the parking lot.