Prescribed Burn in Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area Thursday 4/8

‘Tis the season, and the Burn Crew will be conducting another prescribed burn at the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area Thursday.  The Natural Area will be closed during this time until 10am Friday morning. This planned fire is beneficial to the environment, and: Reduces hazardous fuels, protecting human communities from extreme fires; Minimizes the spread of pest insects and disease; Removes unwanted species that threaten species native to an ecosystem; Provides forage for game; Improves habitat for threatened and endangered species; Recycles nutrients back to the soil; and Promotes the growth of trees, wildflowers, and other plants

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, …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: www.enoriver.org/bing-eno

Journal Events Coming to You

This Thursday, April 8 from 4 – 6pm    Journal Pick-up Event at El Restaurante Ixtapa, Hillsborough. Enjoy dinner along the banks of the Eno and purchase your copy of the Journal at the table we’ll have stationed outside. Several authors and the illustrator Joe Liles will be present to sign copies. Social distancing and mask use will be required. *Fun fact: The cook house for Faribault’s Barbecue (featured in the Journal) is there and still standing. Thursday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. — Discussion with Durham County LibraryVirtual Event – Registration required. Click here.Join the Eno River Association’s Executive Director, …Read more

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

Buc-ees project cancelled!

Pressure from citizens and hard questions from our local officials have prompted the Buccee’s developers to withdraw this project, which would have built a very large (100 pump) gas station, retail store, 120 room hotel, a retail/restaurant mini mall, 7 acres of road and 8 acres of parking – all draining into Sevenmile Creek, a major tributary of the Eno River.  “While development is important to our communities, it must be done in a way that fits with existing uses, current zoning designations, and preserves our natural assets. Efland Station’s plan didn’t fit, and we are satisfied with their decision …Read more