It is with deep sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 41st Festival for the Eno, scheduled for July 3 and 4, 2020. We do this following much thoughtful deliberation and in consultation with our many partners including the City of Durham, Orange and Durham Counties, NC State Parks, and many local participants, sponsors, […]
There are so many ways to celebrate our beloved river and our earth today, and we hope you’ll take part in at least one of them: …download our Treasure Maps for the Confluence Natural Area …color a page from our coloring book …represent the Eno River (and support our work) with a purchase from our […]
A $15,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation will help bring environmental education and outdoor experiences to more than 2,500 youth and adults in the next year. The grant was awarded to the Eno River Association, which will use the funds to connect people with the Eno through its education and outreach programs.
We believe parks, trails and open space can continue to be used in a safe manner that allows people to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits these spaces provide. In places where there are no restrictions on the use of parks, trails, and open spaces, we encourage all users to follow these recommendations*: “Individuals […]
As of May 9, Eno River State Park and Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area have reopened to the public. Park staff expect higher-than-normal attendance, so please continue to avoid peak times such as weekends. There are several other options for your essential hiking & biking. The below trails and lands have been protected thanks to […]
On March 19, 2020, the Eno River Association in partnership with Orange County’s Lands Legacy Program, the North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund, and the City of Raleigh’s Watershed Protection Program, has secured the purchase of a “working lands” conservation easement on a 57-acre historic property in Hillsborough. The easement serves the […]
The Eno River Association is tuned in to the updates about COVID-19 in our community. We are taking precautions to keep our staff and program guests safe, and we hope that our members near and far will remain in good health. We’re following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as Durham, Orange, […]
Durham Creek Week is March 14-21, 2020! Activities will be available throughout the Triangle to inform residents about our local creeks, rivers, and lakes and about how to keep them healthy. Join a litter clean-up, go on a canoe adventure, and visit any of our nearby nature preserves. The Eno River Association is proud to […]
On December 17, 2019, the Eno River Association donated 14 acres of land to be included into Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area and a 1.86-acre trail easement, adjacent to the Eno River and Pleasant Green Road, to be included into Eno River State Park. The North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) is proposed to cross through […]
A documentary by Protected Places Media, presented in honor of our expansion of Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
Our 2020 calendar is a soul-inspiring, story telling and photographic encounter with the Eno River. Eyes on the Eno is both looks at the river we love, and those who are watching in nature and in our community. We hope it also inspires you to join our extraordinary journey to save more of the places […]
The Eno River Association (ERA) is pleased to announce that Jessica L. Sheffield will join the Association as its new Executive Director on October 28, 2019. Jessica succeeds Robin Jacobs who will retire after 14 years in the ERA’s top leadership role and six years on the organization’s board of directors. The search was guided […]
Seventy-seven acres of newly protected forestland will forever protect water quality and habitat along the North Fork Little River. The Eno River Association, working in partnership with a willing landowner, Orange County, the City of Raleigh, and the City of Durham, has placed a permanent conservation easement on the property located a mile upstream of […]
THE WILDFLOWER HIKE FOR MAY 12 ON OCCONEECHEE MOUNTAIN IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE PROBABILITY OF STORMS On December 19, 2019 the fascinating and important 87-acre Bacon Quarry property became part of Eno River State Park. The property has been a priority for acquisition by NC State Parks for a number of years. Until the […]
John Bachmann tells the Eno River Story in soaring vocals and stirring video set to his original song ENO RIVER SUITE. (Click on the top title to see the uncropped version on YouTube).
A tradition since 1971 of the Eno River Association is our popular New Year’s Day Hike. We gather together as one Eno family and take either a short, family-friendly hike or a longer, more adventurous one at the Eno River State Park. Read More…
As a “Thanks” , we are offering shirts and posters at a big discount to our fabulous members! Posters are 1/2 price and range from $5 to $25. Tees are only $20! Quantities are limited. Availability is “first come-first served “. Read More…
The 2019 Eno River Calendar is out and looks great. This year we celebrate things left behind by the people who live along the river long ago like this farm implement hidden near Pleasant Green Road in Orange County. For more information about the calendar visit: http://www.enoriver.org/store/calendar/
Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the grand opening of our Confluence Natural Area, just north of downtown Hillsborough. It is now open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from dawn till dusk. It is closed and locked during the week. For more information, see our new ‘Visit Us’ page.
With the help of over 400 committed volunteers to paint faces, pour drinks, tighten ropes, mold clay, model t-shirts, sort compost, manage stages, sell tickets, and so much more, the 2018 Festival for the Eno is now in the books! Thousands of attendees enjoyed Festival attractions at West Point on the Eno Durham City Park […]
The recent cold weather brought a dusting of snow to the Eno, along with hikers, sledders, runners and the occasional skater; taking advantage of a unique opportunity to explore the river.
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.
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 […]