Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2016 Earth Day Festival is presented by Durham Parks and Recreation

The 2016 Earth Day Festival is presented by Durham Parks and Recreation in partnership with Keep Durham Beautiful.
Earth Day Festival Information
Saturday, April 23, 2016
12-5 p.m.
Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Dr.
Free Event
Festival Map

Earth Day Festival Rain Location
Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 N. Driver St.
E-Waste Recycling / Shredding Drive
Saturday, April 23, 2016
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Durham County Stadium, 750 Stadium Dr.
Free - Hosted by the Durham Solid Waste Management Department

Recycle your old electronics and bring your confidential documents for shredding! A convenient drive through area will be set up to collect your materials. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore will also be collecting gently used household items. Click here for a list of acceptable items.

Activities and events subject to change.
Main Stage Schedule
12 p.m.                Welcome by Durham Officials
12:05 p.m.           Hank Smith Band (Bluegrass)
1:05 p.m.             Bixby Honey Farm - Environmental Education Demo
1:20 p.m.             Break/Yoga
1:30 p.m.             Nina's School of Dance
2:15 p.m.             Victoria Lee & New Ground (Folk & Bluegrass)
3:15 p.m.             Earth Day Parade
3:45 p.m.             Durham County Extension Master Gardeners - Environmental Education Demo
4:00 p.m.             TROSA Band (Classic Rock & Contemporary)

Earth Day Market
Browse and shop for local, hand-made green goods, crafts and environmental art! Information will also be available about green products and services including sustainable building, energy and water conservation, gardening, and more!

Sustainability Expo
Enjoy a showcase of environmentally friendly businesses and organizations sharing information and resources with the community.

Kids' Zone
Kids will have a blast while engaging with the natural world! The Kids’ Zone will feature hands-on activities from the Music Explorium, The Home Depot, Frog Hollow Outdoors, Museum of Life and Science, City of Durham Fire Department, Usborne Books, Schoolhouse of Wonder, and more! We will also have face painting and coloring activities for children, as well as a recycling relay that will take place at 1:30 p.m.

Earth Day Parade
Make your own parade percussion instrument in the Kids' Zone to play in the parade at 3:15 p.m. with the Bulltown Strutters. All are welcome to walk in the parade, be sure to line up at 3:00 p.m. near the parking lot (we will also make announcements from the stage). Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favorite plant or animal.

Child Identification Card Program
The City of Durham Police Department will be on hand to create free child identification cards. This program is a way for parents to have an ID of their child in case of an emergency, although the ID itself is not a valid/legal form of identification, it will have the name, photo, height, weight, eye and hair color of the child.

Yoga
BYOM – Bring your own mat! Participate in some light yoga exercises during our Main Stage break.

The Blue Green Machine
BYOB – Bring your own bottle for water refills from the Blue Green Machine! Help reduce waste at this event by bringing your own bottle or cup. The Blue Green Machine provides the highest quality water available to communities from local water sources.  This mobile system filters, cool and dispenses on-demand drinking water.

Waste Wise
Help us strive for zero waste during the festival by properly sorting your waste into compost, recycling and trash bins. Zero waste is a philosophy of thoughtful reuse, composting and recycling in order to minimize the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Waste Wise volunteers will be available to help you sort and answer any questions.

Sustainable Transportation
Participants are encouraged to “go green” by biking, walking, skating, carpooling or riding DATA and Triangle Transit to the festival.

Bike Valet
Members of Durham’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission will house a valet bicycle parking service near the festival entrance. Ride in and valet your bicycle for free! They will also provide free bike safety checks and show you how to change a flat!

Earth Day T-shirts

Purchase your very own Eco-Friendly Earth Day T-shirt made on the spot.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

car break-ins near HVN

-------from Durham Police----------------------------------

Good Afternoon: 
In the last 2 days, we have had a spike in vehicle break-ins on Sun Valley Dr., Summertime Ct., and areas around Southwest Durham Dr. Many of the vehicles seemed to be unlocked and the items taken were in plain view. Just a reminder to remove all valuables from the vehicles and lock the car. 

Also- please call 911 if you see anyone that does not look like they belong in your neighborhood or may be looking into cars. We would be happy to check things out for you. 

Thank you. 

Lt. Mark Morais 
Assistant Commander- District 3 
mark.morais@durhamnc.gov 
919-560-4583 x29354

Monday, April 18, 2016

Plant Sale- May 7 at 8:00am

Home Grown Native Perennial Plant Yard Sale
Saturday May 7th 8am to 12 noon
1003 Stonehedge Ave. Durham

·      Over 300 plants to choose from
·      All plants well below nursery outlet retails
·      20 plus native plant species and a variety of shrubs, houseplants and non-natives
·      Miscellaneous sale of seeds, gardening supplies and books

Friday, April 15, 2016

Durham County to Enforce Canine Waste Collection

Durham County to Enforce Canine Waste Collection

Post Date:03/15/2016
    Durham, N.C. – Dog owners living in or visiting Durham County are now responsible for collecting and properly disposing of canine waste. At a regular session held by the Durham Board of County Commissioners on Monday, March 14, 2016, commissioners voted unanimously to amend and add a code provision to Chapter 4, Article VI, section 4-140 of the Durham County Code of Ordinances entitled Removal of Canine Waste. This provision addresses public property, public right of way or any private property without the permission of the private property owner.

    In part, the section states “any person owning, harboring, walking, in possession of or in charge of a dog which defecates on public property, public park property, public right-of-way or any private property without the permission of the private property owner, shall remove all feces immediately after it is deposited by the dog.  All feces removed in accordance with this section shall be placed in a suitable bag or other container that closes and disposed of in a lawful manner.”

    According to the Office of the Durham County Attorney, the ordinance helping to keep public spaces sanitary for all, is effective immediately, however, civil penalties will not be assessed until September 14, 2016. A first offense will result in a fine of $50. The consequence of a second offense is $100 and $150 for repeat offenders.

    Enforcement of the ordinance will be handled by the Animal Services Division of the Durham Office of the Sheriff.

    The provision regarding pet waste aligns with Durham County’s desire to make the County a desirable place to live, work and thrive. The County is not the first to develop a “poop and scoop” regulation for residents. Several North Carolina counties and municipalities, including Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Raleigh, and Apex, have taken a similar step to enforce proper pick up of solid excretions made by canines.

    The provision does not apply to a guide dog, hearing dog or service dog accompanying a person with a disability.

    For more information about Durham County Government’s Code of Ordinances regarding Animals, contact Public Information for the Durham County Manager’s Office at 919-560-0000.
     

    Thursday, April 7, 2016

    Monthly Meeting of PAC3 Residents, this Saturday, April 09, 2016 @ 10AM

    *PAC 3 Neighbors and Neighborhood Representatives*

    Join us this Saturday, April 09, from 10 am to noon for our monthly PAC3 
    meeting. The meeting is held at 1309 Halley Street, Durham, NC 27707 
    (Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park.)

    This meeting provides a wealth of information and is a great forum for 
    citizens to interact the with law enforcement and other Durham City and 
    County departments. If you have a neighborhood concern, bring it! If 
    you've never been to a PAC 3 meeting, come see what you're missing!
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    The meeting agenda will include:
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    * Police and City Department Reports: As always the meeting will
    include reports from various City Departments and our District 3
    Commander, Capt Robert Gaddy,Jr., offering you the opportunity to
    voice your concerns, questions and comments

    * PAC3 2016 Election of Officers.

    * Presentation of the "Lynwood Best" award.

    * PAC3 " 2016 National Night Out" Drawing: All District 3
    neighborhoods attending are eligible to sign up to win "2016 NNO"
    promo packages.

    *** Neighborhood Listserv Moderators: Please forward to your 
    neighborhood listserv or website.

    Join us this Saturday. We look forward to seeing you.

    PAC3 Co-Facilitators
    JoAnn Comis jcomis@mindspring.com 919-225-5176
    Mike Mayo mikewmayo@gmail.com 973- 722-4772
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    About PAC3:Partners Against Crime,District 3 is much more than our name 
    implies; We strive to educate and provide our neighborhoods in District 
    3 with the tools and venue necessary to promote a stronger, safer 
    community, and higher quality of life. Learn more at: www.pac3durhamnc. org

    Monday, March 28, 2016

    Trees Across Durham survey

    Trees Across Durham (TAD), a City-County-Community collaboration, would appreciate your help in completing 5-minute online survey on neighborhood trees. The survey seeks Durham residents' opinions on urban trees and the value they place on having trees in their neighborhood. Results from this survey will be used to better inform TAD's resources with the needs of the community. The survey is available in both English and Spanish at the link below. Thank you and we appreciate your help in advance! 

    Link to survey: https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dapFmGamqclITDD 

    Para completar la encuesta en español, use el enlace siguiente y seleccione su idioma del  menú desplegable.

    Tobin L. Freid
    Sustainability Manager
    Durham City & County
    (919) 560-7999
    www.GreenerDurham.net
    Please note my new email address: tfreid@dconc.gov

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016