Tag Archives: Friends of Bolin Creek

What we’re about…

Welcome to the Website for the Friends of Bolin Creek! 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 surrounding it. This stream … Continue reading

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Chapel Hill releases stormwater master plan for comment

Chapel Hill has released a draft of the Stormwater Management Program Master Plan. The plan has been under development for a number of years and offers goals and a strategy for attaining them.  It does not come with the additional … Continue reading

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A perfect Spring morning along Bolin Creek

A beautiful cool Spring morning kept spirits high as about 30 folks explored the banks of Bolin Creek Saturday looking for spring wildflowers.  As our guide Dave Otto pointed out the flowers are a bit behind schedule but in the … Continue reading

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Birders rewarded

Birders from Friends of Bolin Creek and New Hope Audubon were rewarded on our March 3 bird walk with several sightings of the pileated woodpecker — on the ground pecking ants in old logs. Mary Sonis took this photo of … Continue reading

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Paved path proposal through conservation area?

Here is a laudatory article in the Chapel Hill News about the new greenway to alleviate the hazards of biking on Greensboro St – a project which we supported. However, there are also some discomfiting quotes from Carrboro planner Jeff … Continue reading

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Launch of Hydrology Lab

In the early hours this Thursday, June 26, 75 hard working volunteers will unleash their hammers at Chapel Hill High School to launch the CHHS Water Sustainability Initiative. This long term campaign, spearheaded by CHHS Earth Sciences teacher Rob Greenberg … Continue reading

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Carrboro Passes Volume Controls

What is Carrboro doing about stream protection? June 26, 2012 Carrboro agreed to pass Jordan Lake rules to reduce nutrients (that is, nitrogen and phosphorus) in rainwater runoff that pollutes our creeks and drinking supplies. Yet, at the same time, … Continue reading

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Learn real life science in Bolin Creek

Join the fun and learn about our creeks! Help Haw River Assembly and Friends of Bolin assess the health of our own Bolin Creek. Sunday, April 15, 1:00PM, The big bridge at Umstead Park, Umstead Drive, Chapel Hill If you … Continue reading

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March Bolin Forest Walk

Discover Northern Bolin Forest! Join us for a walk led by Salli Benedict on the Carolina North tract on Sunday, March 4th, 1 – 3 pm. Meet at the entrance to the forest found at the end of Tripp Farm … Continue reading

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Prospects Improve to Conserve Slopes of Little Creek

The University of North Carolina recently bought a special, five-acre tract of land in Chapel Hill, most of which is part of the Little Creek Bottomlands and Slopes Significant Natural Heritage Area.   Designated by the state’s Natural Heritage Program, Natural … Continue reading

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