I Love Durham Limpio

We are bringing I Love Durham Limpio back! We are teaming up with Durham community partners to do an extensive litter cleanup with ALL members of the community. The purpose of this volunteer opportunity is for Durham community members to join forces by giving back to their community while learning about the environment and the resources Durham offers. We’d love for you to join us on April 29th from 9am-1pm! Don’t forget to bring your old shower heads to be traded in for NEW water efficient ones. Please visit the I Love Durham Limpio event page to view more information.

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Community Appearance and Litter Index

The Community Appearance and Litter Index is a quantitative assessment used across the nation to gauge roadside litter levels. Volunteers from the community receive training and then drive set routes in Durham to conduct a visual inspection of litter levels and help identify future clean-up sites. Sign up with your friends and help us make Durham a cleaner community! Breakfast and lunch are available for all volunteers. More information is available on the event page.

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.

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.

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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