By Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association
This April will mark the one-year anniversary of our Second-Saturday Workdays series! To celebrate the success and popularity of these workdays, we’re introducing a new location: Lively Nature Preserve. These workdays are led by dedicated preserve steward, Steven Feuerstein. In April 2022, Steven approached ECWA with the idea to lead regular workdays at the Beaver Marsh Nature Preserve to actively manage invasive species like privet and knotweed that had established robust populations there. Donna, ECWA's Stewardship Director, was intrigued. After meeting with Steven and learning about how he has implemented successful workday series all over the Triangle, she was excited to support this regular workday series with Steve as the lead!
Since April 2022, Steven has led monthly workdays at the Beaver Marsh Nature Preserve and the transformation has been remarkable. Families, preserve users, and nearby neighbors, including volunteer groups like the Rotary Green Team have joined these recurring events. Another preserve steward, Joe Magura, was even inspired to begin the Third-Saturday Workdays series at 17-Acre Wood Nature Preserve to address the invasive species there.
We hope you join us at the first Lively Nature Preserve workday of the Second-Saturday Workdays series on Saturday, May 13th from 9:30 AM-Noon. We'll celebrate by getting rid of the wisteria that threatens mature, native trees. We will continue this monthly workday series at both the Lively and Beaver Marsh Nature Preserves in the coming months.
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ECWA's vision is a living creek connecting human and natural communities in Durham. Through land acquisition, collaboration with the city, and public education, we hope to create a Durham where residents can bike or walk across the watershed and stop at local businesses and nature preserves along the way.