The Eno River Association, Durham, North Carolina

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last updated: January 6, 2009

The Eno River Association is a non-profile conservation group whose mission is to conserve and protect the natural, cultural and historic resources of the Eno River drainage basin. The association was formed in 1966 to protect the lands and waters of the Eno River drainage basin. The Eno River Association has purchased or received in trusts or as gifts more than 5700 acres adjacent to the Eno River and its tributaries. The majority of these acres are now contained in five public parks, the ebo River State Park, the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, West Point on the Eno Durham City Park, Penny's Bend Natural Reserve and the Little River Regional Park. The Eno River Association engages in environmental education and advocacy. They advocate for the protection of the Eno River drainage basin and environmentally responsible development of the communities in and adjacent to the Eno River drainage basin.  They conduct winter and spring hiking events along the Eno River, to provide the public an opportunity to learn about the flora, fauna and history of the Eno River frainage basin. The Association is now in its third decade of presenting the Festival for the Eno.  This festival has as many as 30,000 people come to the banks of the Eno River to enjoy 3 days of live music, crafts and  art. 
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