Durham City Residents Can Vote for the Eno

Out of more than 60 applicants, the Eno River Association’s hands-on, feet-wet environmental education programming was selected to be a part of the Durham Participatory Budgeting Cycle 2 (PB Durham).

The Association will use the potential $47,000 to expand upon its successful summer programming with new initiatives to engage Durham students throughout the school year. The Association’s plan includes partnering directly with Durham Public Schools to offer field trips to parks along the Eno River, education programs provided within the school when a field trip is not a viable option, and virtual learning opportunities. These programs will consist of curated activities in alignment with NC Standard Course of Study curriculum and will target 4th, 5th, and 8th grade classes. These programs will be provided at no cost to the schools, and transportation may be available to serve all schools, especially the Title One Public elementary and middle schools in the Eno River watershed.

“We have a grand vision of providing every DPS student with a personally meaningful experience with this important waterway during their time in the school system.” shares Jessica Sheffield, Eno River Association Executive Director. “The Eno River flows through all of our lives, provides drinking water, recreation and respite, and important wildlife corridors to our communities. It’s imperative that our youth – especially those simultaneous most impacted by poor environmental practices and least represented in environmental and natural resource conservation – are given the chance to engage with it and learn from it.”

Durham City residents can visit pbdurham.org to see a complete list of projects and to cast their vote by June 6. The Eno River Association is listed under the Children, Youth, and Families category. Read the full press release.

Eno River Association Website Redesign

Project Overview

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The Eno River Association seeks a Web Designer with strong roots in the Triangle region to design a new website for the Eno River Association including: graphic design, coding, migration of existing content, beta testing, and launch of new site to the public. The project would begin in late Summer 2021 and be deliverable by December 1.

The current Eno River Association site is built on WordPress …read more

Ribbons of Color Along the Eno River

The Association provides platform for People of Color to share their Eno family history

The Eno River Association announces the revival of their Eno Journal, now available for purchase online and thru local retail shops. Ribbons of Color Along the Eno River: The History of African Americans and People of Color Living on the Eno contains first- and second-hand stories of those who have long lived in the Eno watershed.

This Eno Journal is the culmination of a two decades-long effort by the Association to discover, research, recruit writers, and publish this collection. “We are grateful to the descendants, record keepers, and historians in the Eno River community who preserved these memories and photographs” says Dave Cook, former Eno staffer and veteran volunteer on the project. READ MORE…

Duke Energy Awards Eno River Association $15,000 for Environmental Education

With a $15,000 donation, Duke Energy has continued its investment in the environment through support of the Eno River Association’s hands-on, feet-wet summer camp programs, iWalk the Eno Science & Nature Camp and Eno River Field Station.

“Our camps create future conservationists, and we are proud to partner with Duke Energy to offer such important STEM education.” says Jessica Sheffield, Executive Director of the Eno River Association.

Funding from Duke Energy will help the Association set camp fees intentionally low, provide need-based scholarships, and support resources for families where English is a second language. Thanks to past funding from Duke Energy and partners, Association summer camp programs have traditionally supported 30-50% enrollment by minority and low-income students.

Read the full press release.

Eno Summer Programs Registration is OPEN!

We are pleased to be offering two weeks of iWalk the Eno Science and Nature Day Camp for 8-12-year-olds and one week of Eno River Field Station for 12-15-year-olds this year! iWalk the Eno will take place June 14-18 & 21-25 and you may sign up for one or both weeks. Field Station will take place July 19-23.

Based on our successful hosting of Field Station in 2020, we will have additional safety guidelines in place. Camps cost $225 for one week or $440 for two weeks of iWalk. Need-based scholarships are available thanks to partners like Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Duke Energy, & Merck Foundation.

For more information visit www.iwalktheeno.org or www.enofieldstation.org.

Take a Hike with BING-ENO!

Start the New Year off right! Hike the Eno! Win prizes! Stay safe!!!

Join us along the Eno from January 2nd through March 31st with our new BING-ENO game! Learn more and download your BING-ENO card today: www.enoriver.org/bing-eno