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Ellerbe & Me: South Ellerbe Wetland Story

When it is complete, the South Ellerbe Wetland will be a beautiful place to enjoy nature right in Durham’s urban core. The Wetland will also slow down and filter storm water that cascades off of Durham’s dirty streets and parking lots before rushing into Ellerbe Creek. Join with Kathi Beratan and Jessie Allen as part of the team bringing this creative win-win solution to life. Help us reach our goal of raising $65,000 for Durham and Ellerbe Creek in 2018. Thanks!

ECWA is hundreds of volunteers and donors – just like you – who value and appreciate the creek that runs through the heart of urban Durham. Together, we are working harder and smarter to make Ellerbe Creek a vital Durham asset. www.ellerbecreek.org/donate

Ellerbe & Me: A Story of ECWA's Impact from Kathi Beratan

With your support, we can:

  • Protect a ribbon of land along the creek. As Durham develops, our nature preserves and other pieces of protected land are important to the health of the creek and every resident of Durham. Many of us are a short walk or bike ride away to a green open space where we can watch 100 species of birds and even beavers and river otters! We’ll be announcing some exciting additions to this ribbon of land in early 2018.

  • Prevent flooding and water pollution with innovative nature-based solutions that filter and slow the rush of storm water from streets, parking lots, and roofs. Watch the video to hear more from retired scientist Kathi Beratan about an exciting project with the City of Durham.

  • Connect hundreds of students and families to the wonders of nature in their neighborhood. Students from schools across Durham use the creek and its watershed as a laboratory for their learning. Families are introduced to trees, bugs, and the creek through Family Explorer Club.

  • Advocate for federal, state, and local laws and regulations that ensure that Ellerbe Creek as well as other rivers and streams are clean and healthy.

ECWA is hundreds of volunteers and donors – just like you – who value and appreciate the creek that runs through the heart of urban Durham. Together, we are working harder and smarter to make Ellerbe Creek a vital Durham asset. www.ellerbecreek.org/donate

Ellerbe & Me: Jessie Allen's Stormwater Story

Learn more about how your contribution to ECWA will be used from Jessie Allen as she tells her Ellerbe & Me story about cleaning up downtown Durham’s dirty stormwater run-off.

Ellerbe & Me: The Beaver Queen Pageant Story

Listen to Katherine and Wenny Tell the Story of the Beaver Queen Pageant

Now in its 13th year, the Beaver Queen Pageant has become one of Durham’s quintessential events. In this edition of Ellerbe & Me, Wenny Wigley and Katherine O’Brien tell the origin story of the Pageant and share its connections to ECWA’s newest preserve.

Ellerbe & Me: Dave Cook's Story

Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association is hundreds of people from across Durham and beyond working hard to make Ellerbe a clean and healthy creek that supports people and wildlife. Thank you for being one of those people who cares about the creek.

Dave Cook is a teacher at Watts Street Elementary School in Durham. He regularly takes his students to Ellerbe Creek to be in nature and apply their classroom lessons. We’ll let Dave speak for himself as he shares his Ellerbe and Me story.

"Flow" by Mansi Shah from Todd Taylor on Vimeo.

"Flow" is a student documentary film about clean water and the environmentalists working to clean and preserve Ellerbe Creek, a source feeding into Falls Lake and drinking water for Raleigh, North Carolina. The film was written, directed, filmed, edited, and produced by Mansi Shah in Professor Todd Taylor's ENGL 318 in the fall of 2104 at UNC Chapel Hill.

ECWA on WUNC's "The State of Things" with Frank Stasio

ECWA on WUNC

WUNC's "The State of Things" host Frank Stasio talks with Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association executive director Chris Dreps and Duke University ecologist and environmental professor Nicolette Cagle about the furry and feathered inhabitants of cities. Click here to listen to the program.

17 Acre Wood after February 2014 Snowstorm
Photos by Beth Doyle

17 Acre Wood after February 2014 snowstorm

17 Acre Wood after February 2014 snowstorm
Photos by Beth Doyle

Photos taken along Ellerbee Creek in Durham, North Carolina (USA) after the February 2014 snow and ice storm.

Clicking on the image will take you to the Flickr.com page with photos by Beth.

 

Heron Catching a Catfish at Beaver Marsh Preserve
Video by ECWA

 

A History of Ellerbe Creek
Talk by David Southern - Video by ECWA

This video was taken at the ECWA 2013 Annual Meeting