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Reenvisioning Fall Events & Programs

Reenvisioning Fall Events & Programs

Association to support personal and small group outdoor experiences Due to safety concerns stemming from the ongoing global pandemic, the Eno River Association is re-imaging several of its popular in-person fall events and programs. While experts agree that outdoor experiences are among the safest ways to recreate during the pandemic, the Association will focus its efforts on small group and individual programs that highlight the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the Eno River basin. The music and camping event known as JamborEno that takes place at the Association’s Confluence Natural Area in Hillsborough has been cancelled, as well as …Read more

We’ve Added More Land To Our Confluence Natural Area!

On December 19 the Eno River Association added 22.6 acres to its 180-acre Confluence Natural Area in Orange County, and at the same time accepted the donation of a permanent Conservation Easement on an additional 19 acres. Click here to read more.

We’ve Got Exciting News!

We’ve Got Exciting News!

Help us raise $123,000 by December 31 We’ve got exciting news to share! We’re acquiring 23 more acres of land and placing an additional 19 acres under a permanent conservation easement along the East Fork of the Eno River in northern Orange County in December. All 42 acres adjoin our Confluence Natural Area, expanding our protected lands in this one location to over 220 acres and nearly 5 miles of riverfront. Now, we need to recharge our coffers so we can spring into action when the next great property becomes available. We also need to implement our expanded stewardship goals …Read more

Hooray for the Holiday Hullabaloo!

Hooray for the Holiday Hullabaloo!

Mark your calendar for Sunday, Dec. 2 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. for Eno River Association’s Holiday Hullabaloo – our annual meeting, calendar celebration, and end-of-year party. We’ll be at the Blue Note Grill to see friends old and new and unveil our 2019 Eno calendar. John Bachmann who sang his Eno River Song last year has created an outstanding video tribute to the river to share.  Keith Nealson and Dave Cook will perform some original Eno songs.  We will hold a brief annual meeting including a short show on the accomplishments of the Association this year. Plus, best of all, renowned musician John Dee …Read more

73-Acre Historic Pope Farm Protected

73-Acre Historic Pope Farm Protected

In partnership with Orange County’s Lands Legacy Program, the NC Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund (ADFP), and City of Raleigh’s Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative (UNCWI), the Association placed a “working lands” conservation easement on this Century Farm in Cedar Grove.  The Captain John S. Pope Farm is owned by Robert and Gail Pope, and is located on Efland-Cedar Grove Road. A spring-fed tributary flows through the farm and merges with the East Fork Eno River less than 2,000 feet downstream from the property.  The East Fork Eno River flows directly into Lake Orange, a drinking water supply reservoir …Read more

Another Piece Added to the Park Puzzle

Another Piece Added to the Park Puzzle

On December 30th, the Eno River Association acquired 6.4 acres of land for addition into the Eno River State Park.  The property straddles the Durham – Orange county line off Sparger Road.  The Association purchased the property from local landowner Curtis Crosby using funds donated to the Association’s Margaret C. Nygard Land Acquisition Fund.  Many of the more recent gifts made to the fund were in memory of Margaret Nygard’s husband, Holger Nygard, who died in the spring of this year.  Though small, the property provides an important forested buffer to the Eno River and increased connectivity for wildlife in an …Read more