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It's been a busy Spring + Pollinator Week is almost here!


We're so thankful to everyone who came out to support our Spring Golf Classic last Friday at Hillandale Golf Course! With 89 players, 23 teams, 20 different sponsors, and over twelve thousand dollars raised, we felt the love and will be able to clean up so many more spaces in Durham. Special thanks to our Lunch Sponsor: Balfour Beatty Construction; Gold Sponsors: CT Wilson, McGill Associates, Associated Scaffolding Company, Timmons Group, Riggs-Harrod Builders, Durham Convention Center, LeChase Construction, Nancy's Pizzeria, Storr Office Environments; Silver Spnsors: Bronto + Oracle, The Durham Bulls, Kimley-Horn, S&ME, Inc; and Sign Sponsors: Northgate Associates, Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Teer Associates, Karen Rabenau and David Harpole, Security Integration Group, DTW Architects, Figtree Designs, and especially the City of Durham!
Together with the City Department of Solid Waste Management, City Neighborhood Improvement Services, Durham County Department of Public Health, County Solid Waste Services, and 15 amazing volunteers, last Saturday we collected 630 tires to be recycled! Removing these tires and the water that collects in them also helps reduce mosquito breeding and the deadly diseases they carry. Have tires you need to get rid of but couldn't make it out on Saturday? Have no fear! Monday through Friday, Durham residents can drop off up to 5 tires for FREE at the Waste Disposal and Recycling Center as long as they are off the rim. 
Our first ever Durham Pollinator Garden Tour - BY BIKE is right around the corner! Join us Saturday, June 9th from 10am to 2pm for this unique tour where you'll get to experience some of the hidden gems that are keeping our pollinators happy in Durham! Selected sites include gardens, hives, bee hotels, and more. Registration is $10 in advance/$15 the day of, and includes a mead tasting at Honeygirl Meadery (21+), refreshments from Harvest 18, Guglhupf, and Watt's Grocery, and giveaways from Burt's Bees. All proceeds support pollinator advocacy projects in Durham. There's only space for 40 riders, so register today!
KDB has once again been selected to be the host site for an AmeriCorps Member through the Conservation Trust for North Carolina! The CTNC AmeriCorps program is a ten-month national service program dedicated to environmental education, stewardship, and volunteerism. Applicants should be able to commit to the entire 10-month program year, which runs from September 3rd 2018 through June 30th, 2019. Applications are being accepted now through June 18th, 2018.
The Durham Central Park ten-week concert series, PLAYlist, starts this Friday, June 8th from 6pm-8pm, and a few good Waste Warriors are needed to staff waste stations. You can enjoy the perks of being a volunteer (vouchers, free t-shirt, the good feeling that comes from starving landfills) AND get to listen to amazing music! Four volunteers are needed for two hour shifts every Friday night from June 8th to August 10th. You can find more info about what is involved in being a Waste Warrior here.

If you aren't available for live music and good Durham fun on Fridays, the next Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo is coming up Sunday, June 17th from 12pm-4pm! Your help is needed to make the food truck rodeo a a little greener by diverting compostables and recyclables from the landfill.  

Sign up for either of these volunteer opportunities by contacting      Erin Kauffman: or call: 919-794-8194
The 39th annual Festival for the Eno is coming up and the organizers need your help! Just three hours of your time (one shift) gets you into the festival for FREE that day (Wednesday July 4th or Saturday July 7th). They also need help setting up on Saturday June 30th. Opportunities during the festival include Waste Warrior stations, ticket booths, T-shirt sales, raffle booths, parking, food and drinks, photography, pottery, music recording, environmental education, facepainting, and supporting craft booths. There's something for everyone! Contact Volunteer Coordinator Carolee Helgesen directly at with any questions.

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