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Welcome to Save Bolin Creek

Contact us at friendsbolincreek@gmail.com. We were thrilled with the response to the Charlie Morris film shown at the Arts Center, January 15th, “Bolin Creek Unpaved:  Saving Carrboro’s Last Forest”. Hundreds of people came to view the firm and asked how … Continue reading

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No Buffers, No Birds

This article by naturalist Mary Sonis appeared in the Chapel Hill News on November 23, 2015. Bolin Creek saw a great turnout of migrating warblers this fall along with a solid showing of many resident species. As the birds move … Continue reading

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A Charter School on the Banks of Bolin?

URGENT: BOLIN CREEK We are asking you to take action by contacting the Town of Carrboro’s elected representatives if you share our concern about Claremont South, a development proposal. One of Carrboro’s most beautiful meadows, also a wildlife habitat that … Continue reading

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Birds of Bolin Creek shared by Mary Sonis

It was a windy overcast day. It was not a good birding day. The sun wouldn’t shine on the trees, but the birds didn’t care if it wasn’t the day for pictures. They were feeling the change in the air…and … Continue reading

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Carrboro Passes Volume Controls

What is Carrboro doing about stream protection? June 26, 2012 Carrboro agreed to pass Jordan Lake rules to reduce nutrients (that is, nitrogen and phosphorus) in rainwater runoff that pollutes our creeks and drinking supplies. Yet, at the same time, … Continue reading

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New Plan for Claremont South approved

This statement was presented by Julie McClintock on behalf of Friends of Bolin Creek on April 17, 2012 at a Carrboro Town public hearing for a rezoning application for Claremont South. The application called for commercial space and small homes … Continue reading

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Clean up Bolin Creek and Jordan Lake

Join the 22nd Annual Haw River Assembly Clean Up Athon Bolin Creek, Saturday March 24th at Chapel Hill Community Center, 1 – 3 pm Jolly Branch, Monday, March 26th at Chapel Hill High School, 4 – 5:30 pm Call Betsy … Continue reading

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March North Bolin Forest Walk

Discover Northern Bolin Forest! Join us for a walk led by Salli Benedict on the Carolina North tract on Sunday, March 4th, 1 – 3 pm. Meet at the Tripp Farm Road entrance to the forest found at the end … Continue reading

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“Can We Heal Our Local Waterways?”

A watershed event! Participate in a Symposium and Community Exchange, “Can We Heal Our Local Waterways?” from 9 – 1:00 pm on February 11th, 2012 at the UNC Botanical Garden. Join us to hear about the current water quality problems … Continue reading

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Fall wildlife along Bolin Creek by Mary Sonis

This week I have been surprised with the animals that just allow you to walk right up to them. The rut is about over, but this young buck doesn’t seem to realize that he is supposed to be skittish.  Of … Continue reading

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