Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Creek Week starts this weekend



http://keepdurhambeautiful.org/our-events/durham-creek-week-events/


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 http://bit.ly/CreekWeek16 and with #CreekWeek16. Contact Laura Smith at laura.smith@durhamnc.gov 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. Emailland@enoriver.org 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, dan@servicebaybuilder.com.
  • New Hope Creek Cleanup, 9 am –  Meet just above the Waterfowl Impoundment off Rt. 54. Registration is now open atmeetup.com/helpcleanjordanlake. Email frandigiano@cleanjordanlake.org for more info.
  • Third Fork Creek in Long Meadow Cleanup, 10 am –  Meet on Ward St. Email catherinelunger@gmail.com for more info.
  • Bird Walk at Beaver Marsh – Duke professor Nicki Cagle leads a bilingual bird walk focusing on migratory birds at the Beaver Marsh, a true urban nature gem. See www.ellerbecreekorg for details and to register. 
  • Bird Walk at Sandy Creek Park – Beginner to advanced birders are welcome on this bird walk at one of the premiere birding spots in the Traingle. RSVP and more info: http://www.meetup.com/NC-Sierra-Club-Headwaters-Group/events/228996603
  • Eno River Paddle, 10 a.m. – Join Frog Hollow and Eno River Association on a paddle from West Point on the Eno to Penny’s Bend. $50/$40 Eno River Assoc. members. Register at froghollowoutdoors.com or call 919-416-1200.
Sunday, March 13 
  • Canoe cleanup at the mouth of Ellerbe Creek, 10 a.m. To sign up call 919-416-1200 or email info@froghollowoutdoors.com.  Canoes provided.
  • Third Fork Creek Trail cleanup, 1 p.m. Meet at 1100 MLK Pkwy (Public Works). For more info contact Mary Davis at davismarym@bellsouth.net or 404-213-3122. 
  • Food Truck Rodeo – Visit the Keep Durham Beautiful table at Durham Central Park’s Food Truck Rodeo from 12-4 p.m. to pick up free tree seedlings and your Passport to fun for all the Creek Week activities. 
  • Source of the Eno Pilgrimage – Join Riverdave on the Eno River Association’s annual pilgrimage to the spot where the Neuse, Cape Fear and Roanoke River basins converge. See http://theborderlife.com/Source-of-the-Eno.php. Please register by email at riverdave52@gmail.com.


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