Category Archives: Bolin Creek Watershed

Bolin Creek Unpaved: Saving Carrboro’s Last Forest

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The Amazing Ecology of Bolin Creek

Meeting place is at 210 Cobblestone, Chapel Hill 27516, located in a residential neighborhood back of Bolin Forest.  Enter the neighborhood off of Hillsborough Road. Here is the link to Google Maps.

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What we’re about…

Welcome to the Website for the Friends of Bolin Creek! Contact us at friendsofbolincreek@gmail.com Bolin Creek provides a home for an amazing diversity of creatures, including the rare four toed salamander, both in its waters and in the riparian buffer … Continue reading

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More Bad News from Raleigh

Conservation Insider Bulletin: June 20, 2016 Multiple bills to gnaw away more environmental protections crawled out of the legislative woodwork, plus more news, this week in CIB: Legislative Watch: Attacks Broaden Against Clean Water and Land Quality Laws Multiple bills … Continue reading

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The Story of Chapel Hill High’s Cross Country Team and Course

Many knew about Carrboro’s 1B Multi-Use route (from Claremont to Homestead Road and then east to Chapel Hill High School.  What almost no on knew until a few weeks ago was that the route would intersect with the High School’s … Continue reading

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A Wildflower Walk with Surprises!

The blog post from Maria de Bruyn; Posted on April 4, 2016 This past Saturday morning, we awoke to water streaming from the heavens in quite a heavy downpour. A local conservation group, Friends of Bolin Creek, had scheduled a … Continue reading

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Clean Up the Coal Ash Dump

Chapel Hill Police station, 828 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill In May 2014, the Town of Chapel Hill informed the public that a coal ash landfill was found to be located on the site of the Chapel Hill … Continue reading

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Bolin Creek hike this weekend, Jan 9

My favorite discovery on moving here years ago, given I’m a transplanted Philadelphian, has been Bolin Creek. Its upper reaches, between Homestead Road and Estes Drive, offers the most beautiful and contrasting landscape. Here, you will find beaver swamps, Beech-tree … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen

Friends of Bolin Creek sent this letter to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen expressing our strong concern that the Climate Change Task Force recommended a paved road next to Bolin Creek. The Board decided to remove the controversial wording and … Continue reading

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You Too Can Build a Rain Garden!

You can learn how to build a rain garden and improve the health of our creeks in our ongoing Rain Garden Program. Thanks to a Strowd Roses grant, Friends of Bolin Creek has continued our outreach this year to teach … Continue reading

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