Showing posts from March, 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: 

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
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The HVNNA is meeting tonight at Piper's Deli at 7pm. See you there.


Monday, March 14, 2016 11:40PM DURHAM (WTVD) -- In most places, not picking up your dog's business after a walk will get you an eye roll or a dirty look. In Durham County now, it could make you a few hundred dollars poorer.

Monday night, Elois Johnson sat in the audience of the Durham County Board of Commissioners waiting to see a vote that is six years in the making for her. For six years, she's been pleading with city and county leaders to find a way to punish pet owners who don't clean up after their pets have relieved themselves.

For her, it's not just a matter of that annoying worry of watching where you step, it's about public health.

"It's contaminating our soil, our water, affecting our children and it's just making it unhealthy period," Johnson said.

Monday night, Durham commissioners agreed and with a unanimous vote, welcomed the new ordinance.

"Joy, relief, happiness," is how Johnson said she feels after finally seeing her hard wor…

Monthly Meeting of PAC3 Residents, this Saturday, March 12

To All District 3 Neighbors,
Please join us this Saturday, March 12, 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!

The meeting agenda will include:

Guest Speaker:Aaron Cain,AICP, Planning Supervisor, City-County Planning Dept.
Topic: The planning principles, regulations and processes in Durham.
Learn how you can inform planning procedures? How are development
decisions made?

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, …

Creek Week starts this weekend

MARCH 12-19, 2016 Creek Week is a time to discover and clean up our local streams. It has been celebrated in Durham since 2009, with 1,646 volunteers collecting 106,420 pounds of litter to date. Follow us on social media at and with #CreekWeek16. Contact Laura Smith at or 919-560-4326, ext. 30235 to get involved.
Saturday, March 12 Eno River Cleanup, 9 am  – Help spruce up a newly protected property near Eno River State Park and the Mountains to Sea Trail. to sign up and get directions.Goose Creek Cleanup, 9 am – 2615 Harvard Ave, park in LEAP Academy parking lot, Contact: Dan Allums 703-638-2680, Hope Creek Cleanup, 9 am –  Meet just above the Waterfowl Impoundment off Rt. 54. Registration is now open Email for more info.Third Fork Creek in Long Meado…

Early voting starts today

Early voting for the March 15 election starts 3/3/16. We have two convenient locations to vote early: The Parkwood Fire Station (#83) 1409 SEATON RD South Regional Library 4505 S ALSTON AVE 
The schedule is: Thursday, March 03, 2016 9am - 7 pm Friday, March 04, 2016 9am - 7 pm Saturday, March 05, 2016 9am - 5 pm Sunday, March 06, 2016 12pm - 5pm Monday, March 07, 2016 9am - 7 pm Tuesday, March 08, 2016 9am - 7 pm Wednesday, March 09, 2016 9am - 7 pm Thursday, March 10, 2016 9am - 7 pm Friday, March 11, 2016 9am - 7 pm Saturday, March 12, 2016 9am - 1 pm
Not Registered? You can still register to vote and vote on the same day during early voting. (See to check your registration.)
Voter ID?