who we are

The Eno River Association is a 501c3 non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to conserve and protect the natural, historical, and cultural resources of the Eno River basin.

Since 1966, the Association has worked actively to protect the lands and waters along the Eno River and its tributaries. Our efforts have resulted in the protection of more than 7,000 acres, which are largely contained within five public parks: the Eno River State Park, the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, West Point on the Eno Durham City Park, Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve, and the Little River Regional Park.

The Eno River Association also provide environmental education programs, including a winter and spring hike series and summer science camps. We engage in advocacy for the protection of the river and its tributaries.

The Association also produces the fun and amazing Festival for the Eno. Now in its third decade, the Festival attracts over 10,000 people in July to the banks of Eno River for a two-day festival full of live music, craft artists and delicious food. All proceeds from the Festival for the Eno go toward the protection of Eno River conservation lands.

The Eno River Association respectfully acknowledges that Indigenous people are the original stewards of the land we work to protect. Read more.

The Eno River Association is committed to creating an environment that welcomes, encourages, respects and celebrates people from all backgrounds with diverse stories and experiences. We pledge to hold ourselves accountable in continuously advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and establishing ourselves as an anti-racist and inclusive organization. Read our full vision statement.

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Staff and Board Directory

Land Protection

The History of the Eno River Association

Audits, Annual Reports and Forms 990