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.

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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

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

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…

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 her bachelor’s degree. Since 2016, Hillary has worked at various parks and preserves throughout the Triangle, most recently with Durham Parks and Recreation as a member of the Outdoor Recreation and City Lakes unit.
 
Hillary and her husband now live in Durham and have grown to love our city, our community, and the natural spaces it offers – including, of course, our beloved Eno River! We are thrilled to have Hillary join us in our mission to conserve and protect the natural, historical, and cultural resources of the Eno River basin.
 
Join us in extending Hillary a warm Eno welcome! Please note that we’re now lucky enough to have two Hillarys on our team, so to reach Hillary Harrison and our education team, email hharrison@enoriver.org. To contact Hillary Bruce regarding development or communications matters, email hillary@enoriver.org.