Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Association for the Preservation of the Eno River Valley, Inc.

aka Eno River Association

Durham, NC

Mission

The Eno River Association is a grassroots nonprofit organization founded in 1966 and dedicated to conserving and protecting the nature, culture, and history of the Eno River Basin. The programs of the Eno River Association are designed to protect the lands and waters of the Eno River watershed through land conservation, environmental education and advocacy. The Eno River Association has been instrumental in the creation and protection of nearly 7,000 acres of open space and parkland, including the Eno River State Park, West Point on the Eno Durham City Park, Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, and the Little River Regional Park. The Association also owns and manages conservation properties throughout the river basin.

Ruling Year

1976

Principal Officer

Robin Jacobs

Main Address

4404 Guess Rd

Durham, NC 27712 USA

Keywords

eno, river, land protection, environment, water quality, environmental education

EIN

56-1134204

 Number

3382321095

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

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Programs + Results

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In the growing Triangle Area of North Carolina the Association is actively engaged in assuring that there is an adequate supply of clean drinking water for people, providing natural recreation areas, protecting habitat for native animals and plants, and preserving local farms which provide local food. We concentrate on direct protection of land and streams through fee simple purchase and conservation easement protection, and by engaging children and adults with their local environment in education programs and activities that get them outdoors, hands-on and feet-wet.

Our programs

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Land Protection & Stewardship

Education & Outreach

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our goals are to continue to conserve and protect the natural, cultural and historic resources of the Eno River basin.

We work to achieve our goals through our active land protection and stewardship programs, which conserve land, streams, farms, and forests within the watershed, our education programs, which bring hundreds of people out to the river annually and helps them to learn more about the natural resources in their backyards, and our Festival for the Eno, which includes cultural performances and craft demonstrations and brings tens of thousands of people to the banks of the river each year.

The Eno River Association is a nationally accredited land trust. It has a full- and part-time staff of seven highly-trained professionals, and a volunteer base of hundreds of community members, all of whom work diligently to meet our goals. We also enjoy the support of local organizations and businesses who work with us to make these goals a reality.

Our progress indicators include the numbers of acres and stream feet protected and preserved within the Eno River basin each year through our efforts, how many individuals attend our events and programs, including our educational hikes, summer camp for kids, and Festival for the Eno, and how many people attend and participate in our Festival each year.

The Eno River Association has protected over 7,000 acres (and counting!) of land within the Eno River basin, much of it in 5 public parks: Eno River State Park, Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, West Point on the Eno City Park, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve and Little River Regional Park. Our Festival for the Eno is in its 40th year, and we celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2016. We have engaged and educated thousands of members of our community. We work to protect and preserve acres along the river. There are over 2,000 acres left to acquire to complete the Eno River State Park master plan, and thousands more in river basin. Based in the fast growing Triangle area of a fast growing state, our education efforts are ongoing as new people move into the area. We want to make sure people know about the amazing experiences available because of the Eno and continue to mentor future generations of conservationists through our environmental education programs.

External Reviews

Awards & Accreditations

Land Trust Accreditation Commission

Affiliations & Memberships

Land Trust Alliance

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Association for the Preservation of the Eno River Valley, Inc.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No

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