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Welcoming New Staff!

Please join the Eno River Association Staff and Board of Directors in welcoming Hillary Harrison to the team who started on February 1! Hillary leads our Environmental Education and Outreach program. Hillary will direct our hands-on feet-wet outdoor education programs, lead our environmental educator and seasonal teachers, manage our calendar program, and grow our outreach efforts.    Hillary grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and spent 10 summers working for the National Park Service at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. She studied Marine Biology at UNC Wilmington; continuing to work for the National Park Service after receiving …Read more

Thank you friends!

Thank you friends!

Thanks to your generous support, we’ve hit our 2020 year-end goals and can start 2021 strong and stable in the face of continued uncertainty. It has been a challenging year for so many, but the Eno has seen record visitation and our Association, strong participation from neighbors like you. With the final push from our generous Eno community, we are pleased to share that individuals, foundations, and corporate partners donated a combined $2.9 million to the Eno River Association in 2020, including the historic establishment of the Roberta & Herman Brown Land Preservation Fund. We have you, our loyal friends, …Read more

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:

Dave Cook Receives Governor’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Dave Cook Receives Governor’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Dave G. Cook, retiring Education & Outreach Coordinator for the Eno River Association has received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award. The award was presented to Mr. Cook on December 6 by North Carolina State Senator Mike Woodard during the Association’s Annual Meeting, held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 1963, North Carolina’s governors have reserved their highest honor, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine award, for persons who have made significant contributions to the state and their communities through their exemplary service and exceptional accomplishments. Mr. Cook is a seasoned North Carolina State Park Ranger, …Read more

Shop Hyper-local Online!

Just in time for the holidays, our Online Eno Store gives you the opportunity to shop local, online! Shop Eno Store favorites including: *Festival for the Eno posters, screen prints, and art *Eno Hats & T-shirts *Eno Bandanas — new colors released! *The 2021 Eno Calendar, our 50th anniversary edition! Plus, brand new merchandise just in time for the holidays!*Sweatshirts*Long-sleeved tees*Dog leashes*Eno Logo Tote Bags — great for gift wrapping items for that Eno-lover on your list! More items on the way! Special surprises! Inventory reduction deals! Limited edition releases from our archive! You don’t want to miss it. Eno …Read more

Honoring Native American Heritage Month

November is National American Indian Heritage Month. The Eno River Association joins in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. We have recently updated our Land Acknowledgment Statement as further commitment to practicing inclusion daily. The Eno River Association respectfully acknowledges that the land that we are on today is the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi, the Tutelo, the Shakori, the Cheraw, and the Eno. They descended from an ancient tribe called the Yesah and spoke dialects of the Siouan language. The Eno River Valley was their home as it …Read more