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The Rocks Nature Preserve Celebration

The Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association (ECWA) is happy to invite you to the celebration of ECWA's newest nature preserve, The Rocks! The Rocks Nature Preserve is a 2-acre preserve which opened in the fall of 2016. It protects one of the prettiest parts of Ellerbe Creek and supports a wide variety of local wildlife.

Celebrate with us on Sunday, April 2nd from 1-4pm! This is a free, family friendly event. Experts will guide us through several different programs. Join us for one program or stay for the whole afternoon!
Working TogetherMeet the newest members of the team that keeps ECWA working - board member Heather Linton and vice president John Dorney.
Creek SmartIntroducing the new creeksmart.org, an easy-to-use and comprehensive resource for learning how to reduce your stormwater footprint!
Explorer's ClubSign up for nature hikes, Family Explorers Club, preserve workdays, and Green Infrastructure workshops. They're all happening at ECWA nature preserves!
Join ECWAJoin ECWA. Your family can join ECWA for as little as 11 cents per day. Help us protect the creek, restore the creek and connect the community to the creek.
  • 2014 Creek Tour - Glennstone

  • Image from ECWA wildlife camera at a heron rookery

  • The Rocks Celebration [click for details]

  • The NC Youth Conservation Corps works at ECWA's Glennstone Preserve

  • Click to visit the trail

  • Bald Eagle at Beaver Marsh Preserve (photo by j meehan)

  • Artwork by Melanie Middleton's kindergarten class from EK Powe Elementary School about their science class field trips to the 17 Acre Wood

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The Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association, City of Durham Stormwater Services, American Rivers, Downtown Durham, Inc., and the Triangle J Council of Governments are conducting a study in the Ellerbe Creek Watershed to identify opportunities for small stormwater retrofits (e.g. green roofs, rain gardens) with the potential to improve water quality in the creek. As part of this study, several field crews will be assessing downtown-area properties from public right-of-ways during the week of December 3-7, 2012. The fieldwork will take place in the areas shown below, which include parts of the Trinity Park, Old North Durham, and Central Park neighborhoods.

Map of areas included in the Green Infrastructure Initiative