2015 Eno River Calendar-More Hidden Gems of the Eno

October 28, 2014

The Eno River Association announces the release of the 2015 Eno River Assocaition Calendar, featuring More Hidden Gems of the Eno. The 2015 Eno River calendar will follow the theme of Hidden Gems of the Eno, featuring places we love that are slightly off the beaten path. Get outside and discover these sites of natural beauty and historical interest. Information on how to get there, maps to print out, and additional stories about what make these places special are found for each location. Find out more about how to reach these Hidden Gems at More Hidden Gems of the Eno.

The Eno River calendar reminds us each day of the year that we can appreciate and enjoy the river and continue to protect it for the future. The Eno River Association – a nationally accredited land trust – has been protecting land and water in Durham and Orange County for nearly 50 years. Retail locations can be found here or calendars be purchased at the Eno River Association office at 4404 Guess Rd., Durham NC 27712 during office hours.

Annual Meeting: Insiders Outside at the Confluence Natural Area

October 13, 2014

West Fork of the Upper Eno River at the Confluence Natural Area, photo by Kathy Lee

Please join the Eno River Asssociation for our 2014 Annual Meeting & a behind the scenes tour of the Confluence Natural Area Saturday, October 18.
3:30 Brief business meeting to elect officers
4-5:30  Guided tour of the property & refreshments

The address is 4214 Highland Farm Rd., Hillsborough, NC 27278.
Beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and light refreshments will be served in the open air. The confluence, and extraordinary 179-acre property with four miles of river and stream footage, is not open to the public and has not formal trails. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes or hiking boots. Feel free to bring friends & family! For more information, call us at 919-620-9099 or email cynthia@enoriver.org.

(Rescheduled from October 19)

Hydrilla: The Eno River’s #1 Enemy

September 9, 2014

Hydrilla, a fast-spreading non-native weed, is threatening our river!

  • It is growing in dense mats, affecting swimming, paddling, and fishing
  • It is crowding out our native plants
  • It is making it hard for large native game fish like White Bass to thrive
  • It is encouraging the growth of toxic blue-green algae that can threaten local birds

To learn more about efforts to monitor & control Hydrilla, visit our Hydrilla webpage.IMG_0064In 2011, Eno River State Park rangers worked with iWalk the Eno Summer Camp volunteers to hand-pull Hydrilla.


Thousands Attend 35th Annual Festival

July 1, 2014

Festival Dancers 2014

With temperatures in the 80′s, we definitely won the weather lottery at this year’s Festival for the Eno. Thanks to the thousands of vendors, exhibitors, volunteers, and attendees for coming out in support of our watershed-wide conservation efforts!

If you missed the party but want to support water quality, wildlife, and getting kids off the couch and in touch with nature, it’s not too late! Click here or click on the Donate Now button on our homepage. It’s easy to make a secure gift that will have a positive and lasting impact on our community!

More Critical Land and Water Protected

June 18, 2014
Eno River at Freeman property photo by Mike Salemi

Eno River at Freeman property
photo by Mike Salemi

Over four acres was added to Eno River State Park in Durham County at the end of December, thanks to a land purchase completed by the Eno River Association last June. The Association also protected two more properties last September totaling 101 acres in Orange County. Approximately half this land adjoins Eno River State Park and protects Buckquarter Creek, a major tributary of the river.  The other half is located along the West Fork of Eno in Cedar Grove upstream of Hillsborough’s water supply. These projects would not have been possible without the generous support of our donors, the landowners, Orange County’s Lands Legacy Program, the Town of Hillsborough, the City of Raleigh, the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities, and the Conservation Trust for North Carolina.

Register Now for the Eno River Run!

January 28, 2013


Looking for an autumn trail-running adventure? Then join us for the third annual Eno River Run Saturday October 25th.  There are two races (a 6 mile and an 11-mile) and they will sell out, so sign up today at www.enoriverrun.com.

Volunteers are also needed for parking, aid stations, and hospitality, so non-runners who want to join in the fun can sign up to help out here!