ReUse Rodeo

Join us at the Durham County Stadium to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! Partnering with a variety of nonprofits, donated items will be repurposed and used in the community from shirts to power tools to furniture!

Bees + Brews!

Let’s make bee hotels, drink beer, and learn about our pollinator friends!

Each ticket is $25/ person and includes:

  • 1 free beer
  • All materials to make 1 bee hotel


Special notes: Pre- registration is required, this is a 21+ event, space is limited, no prior skills are required to attend this event 


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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!

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

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:
Fill out my online form.

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:, 919-416-1200

Intro to Kayak

In this 4-5 hour class we will learn about various types of kayaking
along with fundamental kayak skills including: identifying hazards,
basic strokes, concepts in craft handling, wet exits, and rescues in
calm water. These classes are taught in recreational or day touring
style kayaks.


Night Paddle

Discover what the evening hours have to offer!  Leave your worries behind as we set out in canoes to enjoy the wildlife, soak in the moonrays & starshine, and experience the sounds of nature.  These very leisurely paddles are suitable for just about anyone.


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.

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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