Category Archives: Conservation

Bolin Creek Unpaved: Saving Carrboro’s Last Forest

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No Buffers, No Birds

This article by naturalist Mary Sonis originally appeared in the Chapel Hill News on November 23, 2015.  With a growing appreciation of our birds and the disappearance of wild places, it’s worth rereading. Bolin Creek saw a great turnout of … Continue reading

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Contact your representative!

From the NC State Sierra Club….. Dear Environmentalist, Years of progress — and yes, leadership– in cleaning up our state’s rivers is on the chopping block.  Your help is urgently needed today. Last week, the NC Senate unveiled and virtually … 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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Letter to the Town Council re Coal Ash dump in Chapel Hill

Coal Ash Letter Dear Mayor Kleinschmidt and Town Council members: Friends of Bolin Creek are writing to urge you to clean up the large coal ash dump in the center of Chapel Hill. It would be a grave mistake to … Continue reading

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Jordan Lake Rules Under Attack

Last session, North Carolina Legislators held up the implementation of the Jordan Lake rules that were intended to raise standards for existing development.  Town and Cities across this large watershed extending from Greensboro to Jordan Lake, an important water supply,  … Continue reading

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Haw River Celebration in Saxapahaw

Join us next Saturday, May 4, from 4 – 8 pm for an afternoon in the country to celebrate the Haw River Festival in Saxapahaw.   A perfect way to spend a Saturday with the family. Join River/creek Lovers from Haw … Continue reading

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Muddy Water Watch Workshop

Join us on Monday, May 23rd at 7 , Carrboro Town Hall, learn how you can help monitor construction which affects Bolin Creek. With the earth moving activities happening now right along Bolin Creek, you can help us monitor impacts … Continue reading

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Protect clean air and water rules

Raleigh  anti-environment legislators are attempting to rollback hundreds of state conservation and pollution rules since the legislative session convened in January. Last month, with almost no public notice, legislators announced public hearings across the state to hear from the public … Continue reading

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Bird Walk at 22 degrees

Five hardy souls walked the UNC nature trail early Saturday morning, although the temperature hovered around 22 degrees. We entered the Carolina North Nature Trail, a pleasant woodland trail accessed from Rock Garden Road. We were rewarded with the find … Continue reading

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