Pop Up! Pollinator Plant Giveaway

We at Keep Durham Beautiful are all about supporting pollinators and want you to get in on the action!

Join us for a Pop Up Pollinator Plant Giveaway!

Ever consider planting for pollinators and learning more about the special little bug, bird and critter friends who are so very vital to us?

We have just the giveaway for you! A starter pack of our top 5 favorite native pollinator plants to get your garden off to a fantastic start!

This is a no cost event.

We will be distributing at South Durham Farmers Market – Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 North Carolina 55, Durham, NC 27713 from 8AM- 10AM and from Durham Green Flea Market- 1600 E Pettigrew St, Durham, NC 27703 from 10:30AM- 12PM.

Come and find out why pollinators are all the buzz and what you can do to help!

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

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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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.

Pearl Mill Preserve Cleanup

Volunteer alongside Watts Montessori Elementary students, parents, and teachers as they clean up the Pearl Mill Nature Preserve, owned by the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association. Classes from Watts frequent the preserve on field trips and we want to keep this natural classroom clean! Meet where Dacian Ave meets the South Ellerbe Creek Trail.

17-Acre Wood Preserve Cleanup

“All who can walk on a trail in the woods are welcome—young, old, and all in-between: there will be tasks for every ability level.

The WHHNA Board would love to see a big neighborhood turnout at this Community Stewardship Volunteer Day, lending a hand to improve trails, remove invasive plants, prune limbs, pick up trash, maintain wetland gardens, and do general preserve maintenance. WHHNA is dedicated to helping ECWA protect and restore this beautiful natural area along Ellerbe Creek, and a large turnout will help us make a significant impact on our neighborhood preserve. “

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Haw River Clean-Up-a-Thon

To join in:
Start a new team – if you have a trashy creek or waterway in the Haw River watershed that your club or neighborhood would like to clean up, let us know, and we’ll get you started
Join an existing team- we could use more volunteers in Bynum, Pittsboro and Saxapahaw this year

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TLC’s Wild Ideas for Getting Outside

5 dynamic topics. 15 powerful slides. 5-minute talks to inspire.

TLC’s Wild Ideas series provides a unique venue for experts and the community to share their innovative ideas to safeguard clean water, protect natural habitats, support local farms and food, and connect people with nature in order to make the Triangle a more vibrant place for all of us to live, work, and play. Each event features 5 fast-paced presentations introduced by an emcee then is followed by an Expo of organizations, groups, and businesses actively working in fields related to the theme.

Creek Week representatives and various other partners will be there to tell you all about the upcoming Creek Week opportunities and events.