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So much is happening on the Eno this time of year!  We are finally moving back into our offices and quickly getting ready for our IWalk the Eno summer camp and the annual Festival for the Eno.  From our rebuilt headquarters on Guess Rd we can see families, herons and fly fishers wading in the river, runners on the trails, and hikers and outdoor enthusiasts in the woods.  We hope to see you soon, too!  Read on for more about upcoming activities on the Eno.

36th Annual

Festival for the Eno

July 4 & 5, 2015

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Featuring 4 stages of great music and dance including:
the Duhks, Daili Cissokho & Kaira Ba, Chris Stamey Group, African American Dance Ensemble, a Rowdy Square Dance with the Five Points Rounders, 6 String Drag, the Gospel Jubilators, Paleface, Dark Water Rising and many more..

Dance Performance & Benefit on the Eno

On Sunday May 16 join Anahata Dance as they present the site specific works of 5 choreographers at 8 locations on Buckquarter Creek Trail in Eno River State Park. Performances will occur from 11am until 1:30pm. At 2pm, all of the performesr will gather at Few’s Ford for a special movement finale. Proceeds from this performance go to benefit the Eno River Association's ongoing recovery efforts Volunteers (hike leaders, videographers and photographers in particular) are needed before and during the event. Email info@anahatadance.org for more info!

Stewardship Workdays

 It might be an invasive plant removal project, a native plant habitat restoration, a trash clean up, or general trail maintenance and improvements. Whatever it is, you or your group will get outside and do good work! Contact association@enoriver.org to find out more about our monthly workdays.

Happenings on the Eno

SAT, MAY 9, 2015
Eno River State Park
YOUNG ADVENTURE BIRDING

8:30 – 10:00a.m. Join our Naturalist for a beginning birder hike. This program is suitable for ages 6 – 10. Learn to recognize bird habitats, common backyard birds, and how to interpret their interesting behaviors. For directions, reservations and additional information, please call the park office at 919-383-1686. (Limit 15)

SAT, MAY 9, 2015
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
OCCONEECHEE HISTORY HIKE

2:00 – 2:45p.m. Hike to the Occoneechee Overlook and talk about the rich history of Hillsborough. For directions, reservations and additional information, please call the park office at 919-383-1686. (Limit 15)

SAT, MAY 9, 2015
Little River Regional Park
Wildlife Educators from C.L.A.W.S.

11am-noon Wildlife educators from CLAWS Inc. will be on hand to talk about their work, their animals and the wildlife in our area. They will also be bringing several live birds and Grip, the raven.

SAT, MAY 9, 2015
Eno River State Park
KID-MADE: BIRD FEEDERS

1:00 – 2:00p.m. Join our Naturalist for an activity on bird adaptation. Fill and bring home an eco-friendly bird feeder just in time for Mother’s Day. (Please note that our suet mix contains peanut butter.)For directions, reservations and additional information, please call the park office at 919-383-1686. (Limit 8)

SAT, MAY 9, 2015
Eno River State Park
WOODPECKERS AT THE ENO

4:00-5:30p.m. Search for woodpeckers and their signs along the Eno Trace Trail. For directions, reservations and additional information, please call the park office at 919-383-1686. (Limit 15)

SUN, MAY 10, 2015 (Mother’s Day)
Eno River Association Hikes Series
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

2:00 pm Explore the highest point in Orange County – the top of Occoneechee Mountain. Highlights include Mountain Laurel and a plant community more typically found in the NC mountains. Our hike leader will introduce you to this special mountain habitat right here at home! Blooming of wildflowers can be unpredictable, but we will be sure to see some wonderful plants growing in this unique habitat. Difficulty level: Moderate, good trails but hilly terrain.

FRI, MAY 15, 2015
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
MOUNTAIN LAUREL & HEATH HIKE

10:00A.M. – Noon Join the Occoneechee ranger to take a look at the Mountain Laurels, Pinxter Azaleas and blueberries in bloom. We will discuss them and other members of the Heath family of shrubs. Our hike will be a maximum of two miles. For directions, reservations and additional information, please call the park office at 919-383-1686. (Limit 15)

SAT, MAY 16, 2015
Eno River State Park
MOUNTAINS-TO-SEA: LAUREL BLUFFS SEGMENT 1

8:30 – 11:00a.m. Join us for a hike on the Laurel Bluffs Trail from Pleasant Green to the Eno Quarry. It is 1.4 miles to the quarry, and just under 3 miles for a round trip. Or rest up and continue your journey after lunch on segment 2 of the MTS trail.For directions, reservations and additional information, please call the park office at 919-383-1686. (Limit 15)

SAT, MAY 16, 2015
Eno River State Park
MOUNTAINS-TO-SEA: LAUREL BLUFFS SEGMENT 2

1:00 – 5:00p.m. Hike the second segment of the Mountains-to-Sea trail from Cabelands to Pump Station. It’s 2.5 miles to Pump Station and right around 5 miles for the round trip. For directions, reservations and additional information, please call the park office at 919-383-1686. (Limit 15)

SAT, MAY 16, 2015
Eno River State Park
ENO RIVER DANCES ~ Anahata Dance

11am - 1:30pm on Buckquarter Creek Trail / 2pm at Few’s Ford
Come see a collection of site-specific dances by five local and two visiting choreographers, while taking a guided hike along Buckquarter Creek Trail at Eno River State Park.  Guided hikes will begin in 15 minute intervals from 11am - 12pm.

SUN, MAY 17, 2015
Eno River State Park
MOUNTAINS-TO-SEA: LAUREL BLUFFS SEGMENT 3

1:00 - 5:00p.m. Hike the third section of the Mountains to Sea trail from Pump Station to Guess Road. It’s 2.2 to the Guess Road boundary of the State Park, and 4.4 miles for the round trip. For directions, reservations and additional information, please call the park office at 919-383-1686. (Limit 15)

THU, MAY 21, 2015
Eno River State Park
SALAMANDERS ON THE ENO

3:00p.m. Join a ranger look for salamanders and frogs in the Eno. We will a hike and look in places salamanders like to hang out. We will talk about their habits and what they eat in their river. For directions, reservations and additional information, please call the park office at 919-383-1686. (Limit 15)

SAT, MAY 23, 2015
Eno River State Park
GEOLOGY OF COX MOUNTAIN

9:00 – 11:30a.m. Hike Cox Mountain and learn about the ancient volcanoes and faulting that is evident along the Eno. For directions, reservations and additional information, please call the park office at 919-383-1686. (Limit 15)

SAT, MAY 23, 2015
Eno River State Park
ENO INVADERS

2:00 - 3:30p.m. By land and by sea, the Eno is being invaded! Hike along the Buckquarter Creek Trail and inventory the park invaders. For directions, reservations and additional information, please call the park office at 919-383-1686. (Limit 15)

SAT, MAY 23, 2015
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
OCCONEECHEE GEOLOGY HIKE

2:00 – 3:30a.m. Come and learn about Occoneechee Mountain’s geologic wonders. Explore the pyrophyllite quarry with a real geologist.(Limit 15)

SAT, MAY 30, 2015
Eno River State Park
PARK PUPS – SNIFF & GREET

9:00 – 10:30a.m. Bring your (leashed!) best buddy to hike, play, and socialize with other dogs while you explore the beautiful Eno. Can your pup sniff things? Climb on rocks? Walk across a log? Make new friends? A tired pup is a happy pup. There are new State Park Bandanas available for purchase, too. For directions, reservations and additional information, please call the park office at 919-383-1686. (Limit 15)


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