Category Archives: Riparian buffers

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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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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The best choice for Bolin Creek

This article by John N. Morris was published in the Carrboro Citizen on November 2, 2011. ♦ Well, it’s enough to restore your faith in reasoned discussion and democracy! After a healthy debate for more than a year about whether … Continue reading

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Big Sweep Events Coming Up

If you have not already participated join in the big sweep to clean our creeks. Today, Saturday, October 15, 2011  9am – Noon  (rescheduled) Cleanup on Morgan Creek.  Contact Johnny Randall at 919-962-0522 Meet at NC Botanical Garden parking lot … Continue reading

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Muddy Bolin Creek

Friends of Bolin Creek contacted the Orange County Soil and Erosion Office with concerns about erosion from the new subdivision under construction at Ballentine, located immediately off of Old 86 in Carrboro. Muddy orange water was observed in Bolin Creek … 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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Give input on UNC permit application for Carolina North

In the course of planning Carolina North, the new campus planned on the Horace Williams Airport property, UNC is applying for a 50 year permit from the Corps of Engineers. The Corps has responsibility for changes affecting wetland, streams and … Continue reading

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Bolin Creek Restoration

Bolin Creek Restoration Project from Town of Chapel Hill, NC on Vimeo.

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Aydan Court: a New Threat to Jordan Lake

Little Creek is joined by Bolin Creek before flowing into Jordan Lake.  A key 5.8 acre parcel containing a significant forest, steep slopes and many creeks next to the Little Creek Bottom Lands is threatened.  A local developer has requested … Continue reading

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