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Dedicated to protecting and restoring Ellerbe Creek
ECWA E-Newsletter (Dec 2014)


We will send out this newsletter bi-monthly to keep you up-to-date with ECWA news and upcoming activities. The E-zine with watershed flora & fauna information will come out in alternate months.


This year we are making it easy on you by giving you plenty of options:

Giving Tuesday and ECWA's End-of-Year Drive

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and best of all is today: Giving Tuesday! Between October 2014 and January 2015 ECWA is hoping to raise over $25,000 from people like you to support our programming including Family Explorers Club, nature hikes, preserve stewardship, and much more! Please consider kicking off your holiday giving season today by donating online, or sending in a check to ECWA, P.O. Box 2679, Durham, NC 27715. 

Indy Give!Guide

IW_GG_logoInterested in giving and getting something extra back? Introducing the Indy Give!Guide that does just that by providing incentives for gifts given to participating non-profits. If you donate $20 or more to ECWA through the Give!Guide you will get an incentive punch card, gift certificates to Sam’s Bottle Shop and Tyler's Taproom, and your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Acme Plumbing!

Vaguely Reminiscent

Do your holiday shopping, support a local business, and raise money for ECWA all in one fell swoop... It is time again for Vaguely Reminiscent's annual "Time of Sharing." Shop any time through Friday, December 12th and they will donate 25% of all clothing and shoe sales to a local non-profit of your choosing (remember to specify ECWA).

December 2014-January 2015

2013 MLK Stewardship Service Day

Ellerbe Creek Family Explorers Club

Join naturalist Katie Kovach at Glennstone Preserve on Saturday, December 13th at 10am for this month's Family Explorers Club: Mapping a Path of our Own! Please RSVP here

The next Family Explorers Club will be Meet a Tree at Pearl Mill on Saturday, January 10th at 10am

The Explorers Club is an outdoor activity club for families with young children. While the nature exploration activities are primarily for children 0 to 6 years old, all in the family are welcome to participate. For more information contact us at 919-698-9729 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

The Blues & The Blues Event - benefiting ECWA

ECWA is the beneficiary for the NC Fresh Catch “The Blues & The Blues” event on Friday, January 2nd at the Durham Armory! Come enjoy live blues & Jazz, an oyster roast, smoked bluefish, local restaurants, chef plates, craft beer, ciders, wine & more- all while raising money for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association. Get your tickets now!

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in volunteering for this event.

MLK Day of Service - Stewardship Day

ECWA will be hosting a United Way Day of Service project at the Beaver Marsh for Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 19th from 1pm-5pm. We will be picking up trash, improving trails, and managing invasive species. Sign up here to join the fun


Saturday, February 21st: Stewardship Service Day at 17-Acre Wood
Sunday, March 8th: Bull City Food and Beer Experience, benefiting ECWA 
Saturday, March 21st-28th: Creek Week!
Saturday, March 28th: Join Team ECWA for the Great Human Race!


17A acre woodThank you to the folks who came out to our November Stewardship Day at Pearl Mill!

Thanks to Mike Shiflett and the Duke Conservation Society who helped us manage invasive species at 17-Acre Wood in November.

The ECWA Annual meeting was a great success thanks to the many volunteers and business sponsors who contributed to putting it on! Special thanks to Whole Foods and Tyler's Taproom for providing the catering. 

We are very grateful for the folks who came out for ECWA's Big Sweep events led by Mike Shifflett and Ian Pond in the Northgate Park Neighborhood and at the railroad trestle where Ellerbe Creek meets Falls Lake. Great work! 

And lastly, a big thanks to everyone who was involved in making the first annual Ellerbe Creek Nature Tour a huge success! Over 50 volunteers and business sponsors worked together to make it happen, and we had hundreds of new people on our preserves. Wow!



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Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association
P.O. Box 2679
Durham, North Carolina 27715

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