Category Archives: environment

Clean Up the Coal Ash Dump

Chapel Hill Police station, 828 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill In May 2014, the Town of Chapel Hill informed the public that a coal ash landfill was found to be located on the site of the Chapel Hill … 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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Muddy Bolin Creek incidents

The Muddy Water Watch training  turned out to be incredibly well timed.  Sadly two incidents in which sediment turned Bolin Creek muddy occurred the next week and then two weeks later on May 27th, 2011. Shortly after the incident, we … Continue reading

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Here is the Good News

Greetings to Save Bolin Creek Supporters Thank you all for your support through out this long year to advocate for common sense greenways and warn of the perils of paving a very particular piece of Greenway in the Bolin Creek … Continue reading

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The Other Owl: The Great Horned Owl

Special report from Mary Sonis — I finally got a picture of our other local Owl.  Everyone has seen our Barred Owls…but here is the most formidable predator in our woods.  The Great Horned Owl has been calling behind my … Continue reading

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OWASA Presents Logging Plan

On November 30th, 2010, OWASA Board members and representatives of the Division of Forestry held a meeting to answer questions about a proposed “Forest Management Plan” which would impact over 3700 acres of forested land.  Over 175 citizens attended a … Continue reading

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Nov.15 Greenways Commission Meeting

Save Bolin Creek attended the November 15 Greenways Commission meeting for its continuing discussion of the Bolin Creek Greenway’s 1b route. We presented the reasons why the green route, which the Town of Carrboro staff had recommended, was the best … Continue reading

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UNC Holds Public Discussion on Permit Application

UNC is about to apply for a 50 year permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers in preparation for when the economy improves and Carolina North construction begins. The University will convene a public meeting on Tuesday, November 16th, … Continue reading

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Narrow Path Poses Challenges for “Greenway” on Bolin Creek

Pictured here is a typical section of the cleared easement next to Bolin Creek which runs for more than 2.2 miles between Estes Drive and Homestead Road.  New buffer regulations protecting streams would require pavement to be put 30 to … Continue reading

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Community Action at its Finest

On Monday October 18th, Save Bolin Creek will give a presentation to the Carrboro Greenways Commission for why it’s a bad idea to spend public funds to construct a paved transit route through a 425 acre natural area.  Both the … Continue reading

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