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Durham Celebrates Arbor Day!

MARCH UPDATE

Each year we join with the City of Durham to plant trees in celebration of Arbor Day. We invite you to celebrate with us by planting trees in Durham Central Park this Friday, March 2, at 10 am. The day will include celebratory comments by Mayor Schewel and others, forestry technology demonstrations, food trucks, and, of course, planting trees!

Thanks to our partners: TreesDurham, Leaf & Limb, Durham Downtown Rotary Club, City of Durham Urban Forestry, and Durham Central Park, Inc. 

Trees can reduce erosion, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air and water, produce oxygen, provide habitat for wildlife, are a renewable resource, increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community.

Sign up to participate here-->
We will have our second tree giveaway of the season at the Arbor Day Celebration, thanks to a generous donation of Shortleaf Pine seedlings by Duke Forest! No need to pre-register: this giveaway will be first come, first served. Learn more about Shortleaf Pine and the restoration efforts that are taking place here.
 
Thanks to the support of the Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative and Delta Airlines, this past weekend we officially surpassed our goal of planting 1000 trees this season! Over 85 volunteers from Duke, Delta, the Bull City Nets, friends and neighbors came out to help us make our dream a reality. We couldn't do it without you!

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Take action in your community!

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & EVENTS

Skip the Straw!


At our sold out documentary screening of STRAWS last Thursday, Mayor Steve Schewel proclaimed March "No Straws Month" in Durham! Show that you are committed to protecting our oceans and marine wildlife by making the pledge to #SkiptheStraw for the next month. 

Stand with us, our many partners, and Durham restaurants to prevent single-use plastic like straws from polluting our waterways and harming wildlife.
 

We're hiring!

 
Keep Durham Beautiful is hiring a  Communications Specialist and Pollinator Program Coordinator! Both positions are part time and short-term, offering experience working with a small environmental nonprofit and connecting with the Durham community! These positions provide the opportunity to network with environmental professionals, gain experience communicating for a nonprofit or managing a grant, and help further our mission focused on engaging the public in taking action for environmental stewardship. 

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