what we do

The Eno River Association acquires land and conservation easements to protect water quality and wildlife, but we don’t stop there. We work to make the outdoors accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Over a half million people hike, paddle, swim, picnic, and enjoy the outdoors in five regional parks the Eno River Association has helped establish since 1966.

The Eno River Association also provides opportunities for you to get involved. Hundreds of volunteers roll up their sleeves each year to help maintain park trails, clean up the river, plant trees and remove invasive species. It’s hard work, but it’s a lot of fun!

Interested in exploring the Eno or learning more about the river? We can get you and your family hands-on and feet-wet with our service learning and curriculum-based education programs, guided hikes, family fun days, and our annual Festival for the Eno, which draws thousands to the banks of the Eno River every July 4th weekend.

Nearly 2,000 acres remain to be acquired for Eno River State Park, and there are miles of unprotected river corridor and tributaries both upstream and downstream. We’re building a community of people who love the Eno, want to help protect it, and will stand up for the river whenever it is threatened. Won’t you join us?