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Mar
12
Sat
New Hope Creek Volunteer Cleanup @ NC Wildlife Resources Commission's New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trash Pile Big Sweep 2006On Saturday, March 12 from 9am to Noon, join Clean Jordan Lake as a volunteer to help intercept trash before it gets to the shoreline. This is a new initiative to complement our Adopt-A-Feeder Stream Program. The cleanup is part of the City of Durham’s Annual Creek Week, a time to discover and clean up Durham’s waterways. Volunteers will clean the banks of New Hope Creek just above where it enters the NC Wildlife Resources Commission’s New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment. They will meet at the Waterfowl Impoundment parking area off NC 54 just west of Garrett Road. Event details and RSVP are at meetup.com/helpcleanjordanlake.

Meet Clean Jordan Lake representatives and learn more about this event at TLC’s free Wild Ideas for Getting Outside on Wednesday, March 9.

Eno River Paddle with Frog Hollow Outdoors @ West Point to Penny's Bend
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Eno River Paddle with Frog Hollow Outdoors @ West Point to Penny's Bend

10am Meet Time, Trip Runs 2 – 5 hours

Join Frog Hollow in exploring the Eno River. Each month, paddle a new section of the Eno River River from Hillsborough to Falls Lake. Over these various trips, discover the hidden gem that is the Eno, let your imagination go wild as you paddle past areas that used to be home to Shakori, Occaneechi, and Eno American Indians, check out 867′ Occoneechee Mountain, watch turtles sunbathe, and more!

These trips include: Canoe or kayaks, guide service, and Eno River Association representatives

$50 (Day Trips) / $40 (Day Trips) for Eno River Association Members

Register now with Frog Hollow Outdoors!

Meet Frog Hollow Outdoors representatives and learn more about this event at TLC’s free Wild Ideas for Getting Outside on Wednesday, March 9.

Mar
13
Sun
Botany Bar Crawl @ Bull City Ciderworks
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Botany Bar Crawl @ Bull City Ciderworks | Durham | North Carolina | United States

Join Durham Parks and Recreation and Bull City Ciderworks to learn how plants are used in the creation of adult beverages. We’ll venture outdoors for a lesson in the botany behind our favorite drinks before returning to the Cidery for a tour and tasting highlighting the science behind the libations.

Additional fee for facility tours and sampling may apply.

Adults 21 years of age and older.

Pre-registration required – register now!

Cost: CR PC $5; CR NPC $6; NCR PC $10; NCR NPC $11 (CR PC: City Resident, Play More Card; CR NPC: City Resident, No Play More Card; NCR PC: Non-City Resident, Play More Card; NCR NPC: Non-City Resident, No Play More Card)

Meet representatives from Durham Parks and Recreation’s Outdoor Unit and learn more about this event at TLC’s free Wild Ideas for Getting Outside on Wednesday, March 9.

Mar
19
Sat
Annual Spring Cleanup – New Hope Overlook @ New Hope Overlook Recreation Area
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Annual Spring Cleanup - New Hope Overlook @ New Hope Overlook Recreation Area | New Hill | North Carolina | United States

On Saturday, March 19 from 9am to 1pm,  Clean Jordan Lake is looking for volunteers to help with their Annual Spring Clean-up, a part of the Haw River Assembly’s Clean-Up-A-Thon. The heavy rains in late December brought a huge trash load from the watershed to the southern end of the lake. Volunteers will meet in the upper parking lot of the New Hope Overlook Access to Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. They will remove trash from Camping Area A to B. A Trash Treasure Hunt with prizes and light lunch also be included.

Event details and RSVP are at http://www.meetup.com/HelpCleanJordanLake/events/228374697/

Meet Clean Jordan Lake representatives and learn more about this event at TLC’s free Wild Ideas for Getting Outside on Wednesday, March 9.

Mar
29
Tue
Muddy Boots for Preschoolers @ West Point on the Eno
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Muddy Boots for Preschoolers @ West Point on the Eno | Durham | North Carolina | United States

Durham Parks and Recreation’s Outdoor Recreation Unit invites you to adventure in nature with your preschooler at West Point on the Eno. We’ll read a nature-themed book and take a walk on the wild side to find the nature right outside our door before having a snack. Children must be accompanied by a parent, and of course, wear boots or sneakers that can get a little dirty!

2-5 ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).

Pre-registration required – register now!

 

CR PC $1.25, CR NPC $1.50, NCR PC $5.50, NCR NPC $6.50

Meet representatives from Durham Parks and Recreation’s Outdoor Recreation Unit and learn more about this event at TLC’s free Wild Ideas for Getting Outside on Wednesday, March 9.

 

Apr
28
Thu
Horton Grove Nature Preserve with Sarah P. Duke Gardens @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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At just over 708 acres, Horton Grove Nature Preserve is the Triangle Land Conservancy’s largest preserve. Once part of Stagville Plantation, Horton Grove Nature Preserve contains five miles of streams, almost eight miles of trails, and an amazing range of habitats and ecologies. Participants will arrive at Horton Grove in the evening to enjoy the sunset and twilight in an evocative landscape. Ken Moore will show you a rare, fairly undisturbed grove of Piedmont Forest and restored prairies.

The Gardens will supply binoculars. Please come dressed for moderate hiking. Participants will meet at the site. Directions supplied and carpooling can be coordinated. A participation agreement will be required of each participant.

Instructor: Ken Moore, former assistant director, North Carolina Botanical Garden

Location: meet at Horton Grove Nature Preserve. Directions will be sent.

Fee: Gardens members $12; general public $15

Participant limit: 15

Qualifies for Home Horticulture Certificate elective credit (2 hours).

Qualifies for Nature Photography Certificate optional course.

Registration/information: 919-668-1707 or gardenseducation@duke.edu

May
14
Sat
Walnut Hill Sneak Peek @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve, Wake County
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

walnuthillJoin TLC’s Associate Director of Conservation and Stewardship Leigh Ann Hammerbacher to learn the long history of TLC’s acquisition of Walnut Hill, soon to be the largest greenspace destination on the 26 Mile Neuse River Greenway in Wake County! We are preparing to open Walnut Hill to the public in the next couple of years but just couldn’t wait to share our plans with our members. This special property has lots to offer Wake County residents, and we want our members to be the first to see it!

This event is open to TLC members only. Become a member today by donating to TLC!

Jun
25
Sat
Get Wild! Bugs and Bees @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Irvin Farm-34 2014Join TLC as we hunt for bugs, bees, and other pollinators. We’ll search the grasslands, stream banks, and forest floors for an up close look at the many types of beetles, butterflies, ants, and millipedes which call Horton Grove Nature Preserve home. We will learn some of the important ways insects help our environment and talk about which insects are safe to hold and which should be observed from a distance. We’ll also talk about how the native grassland at Horton Grove supports pollinator insects. This program is perfect for anyone interested in insects and families with children ages 4 and up.

We will meet in the larger parking area by Holman and Peaks Loop Trails. Coming from Old Oxford Road, you will enter by the historic barns and drive several minutes down the gravel road to the main parking lot.

 

Sep
10
Sat
Horton Grove Clean-Up Day @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come photo 2 (2)help us keep Horton Grove Nature Preserve looking clean and pristine. We’ll have a Garbage Bingo Contest and educational activities for kids as we clean-up the preserve trails and borders. This is a great volunteer opportunity for families with children ages 6+.

Please wear closed-toed shoes. You can bring your own work gloves if you have them or borrow a pair of TLC’s.

Oct
29
Sat
Education Trail Volunteer Day @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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TLC is creating an educational trail at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve. We need your help to construct, decorate, and place cover boards and frog tubes. The cover boards and frog tubes will provide habitat for lizards, snakes, salamanders, and frogs while also making these animals easier to find and giving us the opportunity to observe and learn about a variety of amphibians and reptiles. This is also an opportunity for volunteers to see Brumley before the preserve opens to the public. Children ages 4 and up can help paint and ages 8 and up can help assemble and place the trail elements.

Please wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and clothes that can get dirty. Volunteer activities are designed for ages 4+, though younger children are welcome to accompany the group.

Dec
10
Sat
Trail Crew-December @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Join us in improving lives through conservation by helping TLC to prepare Brumley Forest Nature Preserve for a public opening in Spring of 2017! This Brumley Forest work day will be focused on hand digging a multi-use trail system that will be available for hiking and mountain biking. By the time it opens, Brumley Forest will have over 12 miles of trail through some of the most beautiful land in Orange County!

Volunteers should be six years of age of older and minors must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Please register below so we have an approximate head count!

Feb
11
Sat
Members Sneak Peek-Walnut Hill @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve, Wake County
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

walnuthillJoin TLC’s Land Maintenance Technician, Kyle Obermiller to get caught up on what’s happening at Walnut Hill! Soon to be the largest greenspace destination on the 26 Mile Neuse River Greenway in Wake County, plans are underway to make the most of this community resource. Part of the property will remain an active agriculture site and model for sustainable farming practices, starting with the use of cover crops on the dormant fields. Hear from Kyle why cover cropping is important, how it was planted, and what happens next. Then tour some of the picturesque features of Walnut Hill and learn what else we have in store for these 405 acres. We are preparing to open Walnut Hill to the public in the next couple of years and we want to give our members the chance to see it at every step along the way!

This event is open to TLC members only. Become a member today by donating to TLC!

Jan
13
Sat
We Can! Days of Service
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Image may contain: one or more people, tree, outdoor and natureTLC’s partner Urban Community AgroNomics (UCAN) has scheduled its first series of official workdays. This will begin UCAN’s creation of the Catawba Trail Farm located at 2080 Sawmill Creek Parkway(see the link below for directions), Durham, NC 27712. Work will begin at 9:00 am on each day and end no later than 4:00 pm. Feel free to drop by at any time during the day.

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/8nUidwPQqeP2

Volunteers will be provided with refreshments throughout the day.

Activities at these workdays will include:

1. Chipping of branches and limbs

2. Construction of an 8 foot enclosed fence

3. Construction/assembly of raised garden beds

4. Removal of bushes and grass as needed

5. Removal of usable limber from existing buildings prior to demolition

6. Spreading gravel for maintenance of the Catawba Indian Trail

Click here to register to attend!

Jan
15
Mon
We Can! Days of Service
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Image may contain: one or more people, tree, outdoor and natureTLC’s partner Urban Community AgroNomics (UCAN) has scheduled its first series of official workdays. This will begin UCAN’s creation of the Catawba Trail Farm located at 2080 Sawmill Creek Parkway(see the link below for directions), Durham, NC 27712. Work will begin at 9:00 am on each day and end no later than 4:00 pm. Feel free to drop by at any time during the day.

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/8nUidwPQqeP2

Volunteers will be provided with refreshments throughout the day.

Activities at these workdays will include:

1. Chipping of branches and limbs

2. Construction of an 8 foot enclosed fence

3. Construction/assembly of raised garden beds

4. Removal of bushes and grass as needed

5. Removal of usable limber from existing buildings prior to demolition

6. Spreading gravel for maintenance of the Catawba Indian Trail

Click here to register to attend!

Jan
16
Tue
We Can! Days of Service
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Image may contain: one or more people, tree, outdoor and natureTLC’s partner Urban Community AgroNomics (UCAN) has scheduled its first series of official workdays. This will begin UCAN’s creation of the Catawba Trail Farm located at 2080 Sawmill Creek Parkway(see the link below for directions), Durham, NC 27712. Work will begin at 9:00 am on each day and end no later than 4:00 pm. Feel free to drop by at any time during the day.

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/8nUidwPQqeP2

Volunteers will be provided with refreshments throughout the day.

Activities at these workdays will include:

1. Chipping of branches and limbs

2. Construction of an 8 foot enclosed fence

3. Construction/assembly of raised garden beds

4. Removal of bushes and grass as needed

5. Removal of usable limber from existing buildings prior to demolition

6. Spreading gravel for maintenance of the Catawba Indian Trail

Click here to register to attend!

Jan
27
Sat
We Can! UCAN Work Days
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Image may contain: one or more people, tree, outdoor and natureTLC’s partner Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) is transforming a TLC property in northern Durham into a community learning garden and needs your help to make it happen! Come out on Saturday to help UCAN create the Catawba Trail Farm located at:
2080 Sawmill Creek Parkway
Durham, NC 27712.

Work will begin at 9:00 am and end no later than 3:00 pm. Feel free to drop by at any time during the day.

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/8nUidwPQqeP2

Activities at these workdays will include:

1. Mixing and pouring cement

2. Construction of an 8 foot enclosed fence

3. Cutting of logs into firewood

4. Removal of bushes and grass as needed

Please register below to attend and receive updates about the workday.

 
Mar
10
Sat
Trail Crew with UCAN @ UCAN Catawba Trail Farm
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Image may contain: one or more people, tree, outdoor and natureTLC’s partner Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) is transforming a TLC property in northern Durham into a community learning garden and needs your help to make it happen! Come out on Saturday to help UCAN create the Catawba Trail Farm located at:
2080 Sawmill Creek Parkway
Durham, NC 27712.

The group will gather at the street entrance at 9 AM to walk into the farm site. Further directions can be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/8nUidwPQqeP2

Activities may include:

  • lay out the garden beds, to include measuring space between them,
  • remove roots from beds area
  • line beds with cardboard and fill with soil,
  • spread mulch between the beds,
  • add support beams/poles to a couple of the structures for safety sake, and remove debris.

Please register below to attend and receive updates about the workday.

May
5
Sat
We Can! UCAN Work Days
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

TLC’s partner Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) is transforming a TLC property in northern Durham into a community learning garden and needs your help to make it happen! Come out on Saturday to help UCAN create the Catawba Trail Farm located at:
2080 Sawmill Creek Parkway
Durham, NC 27712.

Work will begin at 9:00 am and end no later than 1:00 pm.

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/8nUidwPQqeP2

It’s finally planting time so come help sow the seeds that will grow this wonderful community garden!

 

Please register here to attend and receive updates about the workday.

May
19
Sat
We Can! UCAN Work Days
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

TLC’s partner Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) is transforming a TLC property in northern Durham into a community learning garden and needs your help to make it happen! Come out on Saturday to help UCAN create the Catawba Trail Farm located at:
2080 Sawmill Creek Parkway
Durham, NC 27712.

Work will begin at 9:00 am and end no later than 1:00 pm.

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/8nUidwPQqeP2

It’s finally planting time so come help sow the seeds that will grow this wonderful community garden!

 

Please register here to attend and receive updates about the workday.

May
26
Sat
We Can! UCAN Work Days
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

TLC’s partner Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) is transforming a TLC property in northern Durham into a community learning garden and needs your help to make it happen! Come out on Saturday to help UCAN create the Catawba Trail Farm located at:
2080 Sawmill Creek Parkway
Durham, NC 27712.

Work will begin at 9:00 am and end no later than 1:00 pm.

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/8nUidwPQqeP2

It’s finally planting time so come help sow the seeds that will grow this wonderful community garden!

 

Please register here to attend and receive updates about the workday.

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