Trees Across Durham, a joint initiative of the City and County, has planted over 500 trees in the past two months. Trees were planted at 29 elementary schools and at several parks. On Arbor Day, volunteers planted 40 trees at Rockwood Park. The initiative could not have been possible without the partnership of Durham Public Schools, Keep Durham Beautiful and the City's Urban Forester.
Want to learn about more ways to get involved in increasing Durham's tree canopy? Visit th
In response to community needs, Durham County Cooperative Extension is shepherding the federal application process for a Durham Promise Zone on behalf of the City, County and Durham community. A Promise Zone is a federal designation that creates a link between the federal government and the local community to address priorities within a high-poverty area in the community.
If designated as a Promise Zone (a ten-year designation), Durham would receive preferences for certain
Southern High School students are hard at work this summer.
Through the Durham YouthWork Internship Program, nine Southern students are gathering data, watering, and updating maps of trees planted at elementary and middle schools in Durham. Over 800 hundred trees were planted at these schools over the past two years through Trees Across Durham.
In order for these trees to grow to their full mature potential they need some basic care. The students at Southern have been a
The Criminal Justice Resource Center (CJRC) hosted its 3rd annual recovery celebration on September 19. The event celebrated National Recovery Month, a national observance held in September designed to awareness of mental health and substance use disorders.
Roughly 400 people attended to share success stories, show support and promote the positive benefits of recovery. “Visible, Vocal, Valuable” was this year’s theme to reinforce the message that people can and do recover a
What's your favorite tree in Durham? Maybe you walk by it every evening, or drive past it on your way to and from work.The Master Gardener program through Durham County Cooperative Extension currently is taking nominations for "significant trees" in Durham based on history, location, size or prominent attributes.Winners will be announced next April in conjunction with Arbor Day. Learn more and nominate a tree here. #Trees #Durham
The Durham YouthWork Internship Program, a Durham City/County/Durham Public Schools initiative, will host a summit in partnership with Durham Parks and Recreation at the Holton Career and Resource Center (401 N. Driver St.) on Friday, February 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Youth ages 14 to 21 and their parents are invited to attend this free event to explore various careers, community resources and educational opportunities. Participants can interact with businesses at t
The cooler temperatures have arrived, allowing for tree planting season! This year, Trees Across Durham will plant trees at Durham’s middle schools. This partnership is excited to help beautify schools and make them healthier for our children.
Would you like to help? If so, you are encouraged to sign up online so that you can be notified if there are any changes to dates or times. And please pass along the sign-up info to your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. A sch
Thanks to all who came out to the Durham Eco Fair at the Human Services building on Oct. 21! We had a great turnout and participants learned a lot about what they could do to make their lives more environmentally sensitive while saving money and being healthier. Representatives from 45 different businesses and organizations in Durham attended the event. We loved seeing your hands touch worms, generate power and talk with folks about different environmental nonprofits. #Durham
In October, the library will host its biennial community read program, Durham Reads Together, featuring March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis. March: Book One is a graphic memoir that chronicles Lewis’ struggle for civil and human rights. The month-long celebration’s kickoff weekend will begin with “Durham Marches Together,” a unity march celebrating Durham’s history and progress on civil rights. The march will start at 9 a.m. at the Main Library on Saturday, Oct. 4, and
Charge Ahead Durham is a fun, new program that makes it easy for you to take actions in your everyday life to help the environment, save money, and improve your overall well-being. We will provide actions and clear guidance on steps you can take to save energy, conserve water, reduce waste, and connect with nature. You report back on what you've done and get entered to win awesome prizes every week. Prizes include gift cards to restaurants, local book stores and farmers marke