Durham Tire Recycling Drive

Durham Recycles Tires –Free Tire Disposal for Non-Commercial Durham City and County Residents

We are encouraging residents to properly dispose of old tires and other items that may hold standing water to prevent mosquito breeding and the diseases they may carry. The Durham Tire Recycling Drive will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the City of Durham Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (2115 E. Club Blvd.)

The Tire Recycling Drive is a City-County Collaborative effort that includes Keep Durham BeautifulThe City of Durham Solid Waste Management DepartmentCity of Durham Neighborhood Improvement ServicesCity of Durham General Services Department, the Durham County General Services Department and the Durham County Department of Public Health. Residents will be able to drop off  tires (including tires with rims) for free during the event.

To learn more about mosquito diseases including Zika Virus and ways you can prevent mosquito breeding, visit the Durham County Department of Public Health’s website or check out our blog post about ways you can help fight the zika virus in your community.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up below!

 

Trees Over Durham Forum

Come learn all about trees in Durham, and tell us what you would like to see in the future. Start the day learning all about trees, then participate in visioning sessions where you get to tell us what you think. We really want to know. At the end, we’ll hear from people who have made trees work for diverse communities, and produce a vision statement of what we want for our trees and communities in Durham. 

 

Trees Over Durham Forum

Tuesday, April 25, 2:30 p. m. – 8 p.m.
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street
Dinner will be available for registered participants.
Childcare will be available, but you must register below to let us know how many children will need care.

 A draft agenda is available now.  A complete agenda of the forum will be available here when it is finalized. Please check back!

This forum is organized by the Durham Tree Advocates with financial support from Leaf and Limb Tree ServiceVaguely Reminiscent, and Duke Energy Foundation.

Many thanks to the partners who have helped make this forum possible:

 

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ReUse Rodeo

1st Annual Durham ReUse Rodeo!

Getting ready for Spring Cleaning and Earth Day? Need a way to get rid of unwanted items without discarding them in the trash?  Come out to Durham’s 1st ReUse Rodeo! 

A Reuse Rodeo is a “one stop drop” event that allows residents to donate gently used items to multiple nonprofits at the same time in the same place.  This year’s event will be held at The Lakewood Shopping Center. Nonprofits such as Trosa, First Pages, Welcome Baby Family Resource Center, Habitat for Humanity Restore Orange and Durham Counties, and the Scrap Exchange will be onsite to welcome donated items for repurposing back into the community. There will also be E-waste recycling and paper shredding on site for your convenience.

 Keep Durham Beautiful has partnered with the City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department, and Durham County Division of Solid Waste Management to bring residents a day filled with reuse, repurposing, and waste reduction. Items accepted for donations will be clothing, books, furniture, housewares, art supplies, baby items etc. For a complete list of acceptable items or more information feel free to check out our event page or contact Britt@keepdurhambeautiful.org.

 
Interested in volunteering?
We are looking for volunteers to help with directions, general event support, sorting donated items, and breaking down cardboard boxes.
Volunteers will receive snacks and Keep Durham Beautiful swag. If you are under 18 years of age, parental supervision is required. 
To volunteer at the ReUse Rodeo, please fill out the form below:
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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

Get Wild!

Join the Triangle Land Conservancy as we celebrate Creek Week by exploring a stream at Horton Grove Nature Preserve. We’ll go on a short hike to the creek, use magnifying glasses and nets to discover the creatures that live there, and learn how keeping our water clean is good for everyone – from the tiniest bugs to you and me! This program is recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. Wading in the creek is optional, but we recommend wearing shoes that can get wet just in case (like old sneakers or rain boots). This event is free, but preregistration is required.

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Stream Monitoring Training

Start a monitoring team in your area to monitor water quality in the Haw River Watershed. The training will consist of chemical analysis of the stream including pH, Nitrate, Phosphate, and Dissolved Oxygen. We will do a physical analysis, noting stream bank health, wildlife indicators, and smells. Lastly, we will do a biological analysis, sampling populations of macroinvertebrates in the water. This training is open to participants of all ages!

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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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Traveling Outpost

Boat deliveries to the Eno boat ramp. 3.5 hour (half day) and 6 hour (full day) self guided paddling options available.

Click here for more information

 

 

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