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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.

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.

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!

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.

 
Feb
25
Sun
Winter Tree ID Hike @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Grand Trees of Chatham will have a Winter Tree ID Hike at White Pines Nature Preserve on Sunday, February 25 at 1:00 pm.  Andy Upshaw and Phil Cox will lead the hike which will focus on identifying some of the beautiful trees and other natural features at White Pines.  The hike is about 2 miles long and is moderately strenuous.  Please no pets or children under 5 years.  Please wear footwear and clothing appropriate for dirt trails and the cold.

Please e-mail grandtreesofchatham@gmail.com if you plan to join the hike!

In case of bad weather (rain, snow) the hike will be cancelled.  If the hike is cancelled we will attempt to e-mail those who have signed up.  We will also post the cancellation on the Grand Trees of Chatham FaceBook page, so please check here if the weather looks questionable:  https://www.facebook.com/grandtreesofchatham/

Directions to White Pines Nature Preserve:

White Pines Nature Preserve Preserve is located just past the Rocky River heading South from Pittsboro on 15-501, first left on River Forks Rd after crossing the Rocky River.  River Forks Rd is a circular Rd so one can go left or right after coming off 15-501.  The preserve is at the end of a small gravel/dirt road that comes off River Forks Rd, there is a sign marking the preserve and there is parking at the end of the road.   The address is 548 S Rocky River Rd, Sanford, NC.

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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