On a sunny cold Monday morning, Conservation Director Kim Livingston headed out with 20 volunteers to the Blue Indigo Slopes Nature Preserve. Raking and cutting, hauling and piling, volunteers cut a fire break for future management of the area. The rare plants in the preserve need burns to occur regularly so they can thrive, and the work was done in good time with many helping hands.
At the same time, Education Director Liz Stabenow took a group of 15 high school students and a teacher from the NC School of Science and Math in Durham out to West Point on the Eno Park. They walked all of the trails on the south bank, removing hazards and doing trail maintenance work. Along the way, the students spotted trash by the river and moved into action-quickly filling eight trash bags with garbage and recycling before it reached the Eno.
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