Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Third Fork Creek Cleanup

Event will be cleaning up the Third Fork Creek from MLK to Cardinal Dr.

Registration tables will be at the City of Durham Operations Center on MLK, at the end of Courtland Drive, and at the end of Cardinal Drive.

Equipment for picking up and bagging garbage will be provided. Folks should wear gloves, long pants, and closed toed shoes. If you can, bring a wheelbarrow and litter grabber.

If you are interested in helping, please email us for more information!

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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Liberty Street Community Cleanup

Take pride in your community and help clean up the corner of Liberty Street and Elizabeth Street across from Liberty Street apartments.
We will meet at 198 Elizabeth Street, Durham, NC 27703 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
We will be picking up and removing trash with volunteers. Bring a team, your neighbors, friends, church members.

To volunteer email Keshi Satterwhite
Join the conversation on Facebook

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Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Southside Cleanup

The Southside Neighborhood Association would like to invite you to roll into Spring 2019 with some neighborhood litter pickup! We will be providing supplies and our friends at the YMCA will also be lending a helping hand. Let's show how the Durham community comes together to remove unsightly litter and debris from our neighborhoods!

Meet at 201 W. Enterprise Street Durham, NC

Sign up HERE

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Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Erwin Mills Cemetery Cleanup

Join us and the Old West Durham Neighborhood Association as we work to revitalize this historic Durham Cemetery! Erwin Mills Cemetery, aka Cedar Mills Cemetery, was established in 1893, the same year as the mill and Trinity College (now Duke East Campus), and is known as one of the first integrated cemeteries in Durham. It began as a cemetery for employees who could not afford burial elsewhere. Later, other people were also buried there. The last major efforts to clean up the cemetery took place in the Spring of 2000.

We will be performing light to medium tasks such as clearing branches, cutting vines, raking leaves and cleaning up around plots/headstones. Tools, gloves, and water will be provided. Please bring your own water bottles and dress for the weather. There is very little parking near the cemetery, so carpooling is strongly advised!

Sign up HERE

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Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Get Wild! Creek Critters!

Join Triangle Land Conservancy's monthly family series to explore the critters that call creeks their home! This outing is geared towards families with kids ages 4-6 but is open to everyone. We will take a short nature walk down to a creek and discover some aquatic creatures firsthand, and finish with a take home craft.

Click HERE to register

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Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

Dog Pledge at Dog Park

Did you know that pet waste contains bacteria and parasites that can pollute our waterways? Pet waste also contains high levels of nutrients that can enter our streams and lakes, contributing to harmful algae growth and invasive aquatic weeds. This harms the freshwater organisms, and produces toxins dangerous to humans and animals. Stop by Piney Wood Dog Park and have your four-legged friend sign a pledge promising that he/she will pick up their waste! In exchange for signing the pledge, your dog will receive some dog treats and a biodegradable dog waste bag!

Organized by: Triangle J Council of Governments, Clean Water Education Partnership.
No Registration Required. Open to Public

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Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

Creek Smart(er)- Stormwater Mitigation Walk

Help us celebrate Creek Week by learning about Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association's (ECWA) work around Durham to reduce stormwater runoff. Creek Smart® Coordinator Robert Meehan and Dr. (and retired NC State professor) Kathi Beratan will lead us on a walk from Pearl Mill Nature Preserve to Watts Elementary, finishing at the site of the South Ellerbe Stormwater Project to tour examples of stormwater mitigation projects in various stages of completion. Along the way, we will discuss how bioretentions, rain gardens, and cisterns can provide wildlife habitat and benefit the creek.

Please sign up on our website, as space is limited. Feel free to contact the ECWA Office at info@ellerbecreek.org or 919-698-9729 with any questions or concerns. We hope to see you there!

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Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Clean it and They Will Come

Creek Week at Lowes Grove Middle School

“CLEAN IT AND THEY WILL COME! How frogs and crayfish returned to Viking Creek”

 Presentations by staff and students, a talk by Pete Schubert, and talk by Haw River Keeper Emily Sutton

Resource tables: NC Botanical Gardens, Haw River Assembly, Keep Durham Beautiful, City of Durham Stormwater, Durham Parks and Recreation, Triangle Land Conservancy, and League of Women Voters.

Reservations not Required but helpful. Sign Up HERE

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Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Crafting at the Creek

In this adult program series, we're getting crafty! What better way to celebrate Creek Week and the spring equinox than to plant something new in the garden? We're talking gardens, when and what to start planting for the season and tips on having a bountiful garden that is healthy for your watershed. Pre-registration is required. Ages 18 and up.

Learn more and sign up HERE

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Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

Nature Explorers

Explore with us and learn how fun nature is here in Durham! Science and the outdoors are brought to life on a nature hike through West Point on the Eno. Please wear closed-toe sneakers or shoes that are comfortable to walk in and you don’t mind getting a little dirty! Preregistration is required. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Ages 5-8.

Information HERE

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Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

Homeschool River Cleanup

Community Service by canoe. Paddle out, pick up trash, and experience a sense of accomplishment. During the Cleanup Event we will discuss how this litter gets here, its impact on the environemnet, biodegradation rates, and what we can do to help prevent litter in the future.

Sign Up HERE

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Mar
21
4:00 PM16:00

Volunteer Open House

Mingle & learn about eco-adoption opportunities. Want to improve your little corner of the world? Enjoy appetizers and rotate through short trainings to see how you can adopt a storm drain/bus stop/street/stream, report pollution violations, and make your yard Creek Smart. Stop by during this open house to get started on your eco-adoption journey and to pick up some valuable tools to help you as you volunteer.

Thursday, March 21, 4:00-6:30 p.m. Free, but RSVP required.
RSVP HERE

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Mar
22
5:30 PM17:30

Discover Third Fork Creek!

Meet at the Southern Boundaries Park (100 3rd Fork Rd Durham, NC)
Walk/Run followed by drinks at Beer Study (2501 University Dr)

Join the Haw River Assembly and Friends of Third Fork for an afternoon walk or run along Third Fork Creek. End your work week with a little exercise and learn about your local creeks and the Haw River watershed! We will meet at Southern Boundaries Park at 5:30pm for a brief overview of Third Fork Creek and the organizations protecting it, followed by a 45 minute walk or run. Walk led by Haw Riverkeeper, Emily Sutton, and run group led by Haw River Assembly Event Coordinator, Erin Jobe.  We will all meet up after at Beer Study to kick off the weekend! 

 

Contact Info: Erin Jobe erin@hawriver.org 

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Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Sunset Paddle

Enjoy the evening on the water. We will paddle out to a great sunset view location to watch the sunset and paddle back after the final sun glints have gone. Discover the sights and sounds of the water after dark on this relaxing and fun paddle.

Sign Up HERE

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Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Fourth Friday Fire

There may be nothing better than sitting next to a warm, crackling campfire. Durham Parks and Recreation Outdoor Recreation invites you to join us for a Fourth Friday Fire. Learn about the wonder of nature from knowledgeable staff while sitting by the fire. All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).

No cost, no pre-registration required.
Information found HERE

 

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Mar
23
8:30 AM08:30

Bald Eagle Paddle

Join us as we paddle the northern reaches of Jordan Lake in search of it’s majestic residents, the Bald Eagle. We will explore the lake for 4-5 hours and potentially paddle up to 8 miles. All participants will be in solo Transitional/Day-Touring Kayaks or Sea Kayaks. Spaces are limited to 12 participants

Sign Up HERE

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Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

17-Acre Wood Community Workday

Please join the Watts Hospital-Hillandale Neighborhood Association (WHHNA) and Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association (ECWA) for the annual 2019 Community Volunteer Day on Saturday, March 23rd, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the 17-Acre Wood Nature Preserve. All are welcome; there will be tasks for every ability level: litter pickup, trail improvements, invasive species removal, and wetland gardens maintenance. Water, snacks, and gloves will be provided!

Sign Up HERE

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Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Haw River Stream Training

Would you like to have a more active role in watershed protection in your community? Join Haw Riverkeeper Emily Sutton to learn about how to join Haw River Assembly's River Watch program, where we train volunteers to survey a stream near them for chemical, physical, and biological signs that indicate stream health. Join us on the banks of New Hope Creek in Hollow Rock Nature Preserve for some hands-on citisen science at 2pm, Saturday March 23rd.

Open to the public, registration is not required by requested.

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