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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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Climate Change Report

October 9, 2015 On Tuesday night, Nov 10, the Board of Aldermen in Carrboro Town Hall will discuss a report from a Climate Change Task Force around 9 pm.  We don’t know exactly how it happened but there is a … Continue reading

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Board of Aldermen delays Greenways Commission appointments

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen voted this past Tuesday, at its last meeting before their break, to delay any appointments to the Carrboro Greenways Commission. The BOA wants to hear from staff over the summer as to what tasks the … 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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The Barred Owls of Bolin Creek

Two weeks ago, I set out to see exactly what is going on with our local Barred Owls. Quite a few people have been scratched on the head by dive bombing Owls in the Bolin creek area. I wanted to … Continue reading

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What does providing accessibility mean?

Our goal is to save the beautiful 425-acre natural area of the steep Bolin Creek valley for all to enjoy as we work to prevent the area’s widespread clearing and its alteration to a man-made landscape. Access to natural areas means … Continue reading

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Bike routes matter

As our Towns grow and Carolina North is built we need to make sure we include safe bike ways to provide alternatives to more autos on the road. Save Bolin Creek supports building bike facilities to fulfill the need for … Continue reading

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Tadpoles and other spring babies of Bolin Creek Trail

This post is a response to John May’s comments in which he said: I highly doubt the mud pits in the trail are breeding grounds for amphibians when folks are running and biking through said puddles. We beg to differ … Continue reading

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Jan 17th Letter in Chapel Hill News

The following letter, by Julie McClintock the chair of Friends of Bolin Creek, appeared in today’s Chapel Hill News. This letter is in response to Dave Otto’s letter the previous week. What an upside down world we live in: Through the … Continue reading

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Dec 7th letter to the Carrboro Board of Alderman

Last year as the news of the GreenWays Inc report came to be known the following letter was sent to the BOA and Mayor Chilton. December 7, 2009 Dear Mayor Chilton and Members of the Carrboro Board of Aldermen: We … Continue reading

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