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 citizen science at 2pm, Saturday March 23rd.

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

Questions? Contact Emily Sutton through email

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Mar
23
9:30 AM09:30

Goose Creek Tributary Cleanup

Will be cleaning up the open stream behind the Ecclesia House of Prayer church, across the street from Eastway Elementary.
Ecclesia House of Prayer Church will be the meeting place before the cleanup starts. Snacks will be provided! Please wear long clothing because invasive removal might occur.
If you are interested in helping out, please contact Simon Betsalel through email.

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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
9:00 AM09:00

Third Fork Creek Trail Cleanup

Want to help cleanup up the Third Fork Creek Trail from West Woodcroft Parkway to South Roxboro St on March 23rd?
Will be meeting at 1186 W Woodcroft Parkway
Children are welcome, but need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian for this is a heavily used traffic area. If you can, please bring boots and wheelbarrows.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email Bob Brueckner

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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

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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
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.

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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
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
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
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
19
6:30 PM18:30

Clean Water Habitat Art Dedication

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Join us to dedicate the public art adorning the construction fencing around the South Ellerbe Stormwater Restoration project. The artwork was created by students from Durham School of the Arts, George Watts Elementary, and Central Park School for Children. The City of Durham’s Public Works Department partnered with artist-educator Lee Moore Crawford to produce artwork by local students for the project. The students answered the question, “Who will show up in this wetland restoration project?” with colorful images of birds, turtles, fish, and native plants. Special thanks to teachers Judy Compton, Nancy Parler, and Amber Santibañez for helping to provide an artful preview of this future public green space.

 

Please utilize nearby street parking.

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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, and talks by Pete Schubert, Haw Riverkeeper Emily Sutton, Laura Marie Davis, League of Women Voters, and Durham Environmental Affairs Board.

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

Reservations not Required but helpful. Sign Up HERE

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Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

ECWA Creek Smart® Nature 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.

Plenty of street parking is available on Rand St and Green St. We will meet at the kiosk off of Green St (703 Green St, Durham, NC 27701).

The final stop (the South Ellerbe Stormwater Project at 808 W. Trinity Ave) will include a 6:30 p.m. dedication of artwork by local students for the fence along the future wetland. From this site, it is only a short walk down the S Ellerbe Creek Trail to return to your vehicle around Pearl Mill Preserve.

Following the dedication, Pinhook will host some Creek Week-themed trivia at 8:30 PM! Test your knowledge from the tour to win a bar tab or tickets to a show!

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!

Sign up HERE!

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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
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
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
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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