Annual Creek Week Leads Durham Community in Caring for Waterways

Visit DurhamCreekWeek.org for Opportunities to Serve, Learn & Explore

Residents interested in discovering and protecting Durham’s local waterways should mark their calendars now to celebrate the 11th annual Creek Week next month.

Creek Week, set for March 16-23, offers indoor and outdoor activities to help people of all ages and abilities learn more about creeks, rivers, and lakes as well as how to keep them healthy. Throughout the week, residents will have a chance to join litter cleanups, adopt-a-spot, or join a hiking or paddling adventure. A free open house on Thursday, March 21 allows potential volunteers to speak with sponsors of eco-adoption programs. Last year’s popular “Skip the Straw” campaign also returns for the month of March. 

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Durham Master Aging Plan Community Meeting

Durham is hosting its first Durham Master Aging Plan meeting, as well as an opportunity to attend the Racial Equity Institute Workshop: A Groundwater Approach to Racial Equity, on Monday, March 25th.

You can register for one or both of these events by clicking on the image below or directly at http://bit.ly/DurhamMap

Together for Resilient Youth TIP March 2019

Learn more and become and Champion

together4resilientyouth.org (ACEs)

919-491-7811

Durham Cultural and Public Arts Program Pre-Qualified Artists Registry Now Open for Submissions

March 11 Submission Deadline

The City of Durham Cultural and Public Arts Program now invites artists and artist teams to submit portfolios to be selected to join the City of Durham Pre-Qualified Artists Registry.

This registry will serve as a resource for the selection of artist and artist teams to create City cultural and public art projects. Access to a pre-determined network of qualified professional artists strengthens and streamlines the process and allows for greater capacity building within the arts community.

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‘A Clean Water Habitat’ Public Art Now Adorns South Ellerbe Stormwater Restoration Project

Students from Three Durham Schools Worked to Beautify Construction Fence at Future Wetlands

Passersby will now notice new public art adorning the construction fencing around the South Ellerbe Stormwater Restoration project thanks to the efforts of local teachers and students from three schools in Durham.

The City’s Public Works Department partnered with artist-educator Lee Moore Crawford to produce artwork by local students for the project. The students answered the question, “Who will show up in this wetland restoration project?” with colorful images of birds, turtles, fish, and native plants. Crawford reproduced the images on banners that she and the students displayed earlier this week on the project’s construction fence along 808 W. Trinity Ave.

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Upcoming Community Conversations

Faith Summit on Racism and Child Poverty

March 7, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Union Baptist Church

The event is free, but you do need to register:  https://www.euarofnc.org/FaithSummit 

Co-hosted by EUAR and End Poverty Durham, the 2019 Faith Summit is a convening to share best practices in anti-racism and anti-poverty work, as well as increase interfaith collaboration towards dismantling racism and ending poverty in our community.
Participants will:
1. Gain awareness and understanding of racism as the root cause of child poverty.
2. Discover resources/services already happening in Durham to reduce racism and child poverty.
3. Create collaborative steps for congregations and organizations to work together to reduce racism and child poverty in Durham.

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City Hall on the Go Public Locations

City Hall On The Go serves residents where they live, work, and play. It is a unique mobile platform that will serve, share, and connect residents with the resources throughout the City of Durham. City Hall on the Go is designed to reach out to   remote communities within the city, to increase awareness of City services. 

The City Hall On The Go Truck will be at the following public locations on the dates below:

  • Southwest Library: February 8, 2019 10A—12P
  • South Regional Library: March 6, 2019 10A—12P
  • El Centro: March 27, 2019 2:45P –4:30P
  • North Regional Library: April 10, 2019 10A—12P
  • Northgate Mall: April 24, 2019 10A—12P
  • Food Lion (3808 Guess Road): May 15, 2019 10A—12P
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Free Laundry Day

Durham Seeks Public Art Submissions for Morreene Road Park

February 28 Submission Deadline

DURHAM, N.C. – Local and regional artists are invited to apply for a new public art project to be displayed as part of the upcoming renovations at Morreene Road Park.

The City of Durham General Services Department, Durham Parks and Recreation, and the Public Art Committee are now seeking professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design, fabricate, and install a signature, permanent piece of public art at Morreene Road Park.

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Expanding Housing Choice Project Update

The Durham City-County Planning Department has received, and continues to receive, numerous comments regarding the set of proposed changes to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) known as the “Expanding Housing Choice” initiative or “EHC.” EHC is intended to create additional housing opportunities in the highest demand neighborhoods in Durham, while preserving the character and quality of these neighborhoods. This should help stabilize housing prices and allow for greater housing access in high-opportunity neighborhoods. 

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