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George Watts Gets Some Solar Wattage

By Thibault Worth This summer, you may have noticed a strange new object on the George Watts school playground: a pole-mounted array of solar panels. Visible from both Dacian Ave. and Urban Ave., the array will produce solar energy for

Posted in Education, Environment, Stewardship and beautification

Jerry and Neighborhood Hazardous Waste Pick-up

By Julia Borbely-Brown Several times in the past decades I have organized a hazardous waste collection morning to save you the time and effort of driving to Durham’s Solid Waste site on E. Club Blvd. On the morning of Saturday

Posted in Community development, Environment, Health and safety, Stewardship and beautification

Wetlands on West Trinity Ave.

By Scott Doron In May (2022) I attended a public information event about the South Ellerbe Creek Restoration project at 808 W. Trinity Ave. I wanted to learn more about the kinds of plants, landscaping, and amenities that will eventually

Posted in Environment, New Developments, Recreation, Stewardship and beautification

Some TLC for Ellerbe Creek 

In the coming year, Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association (ECWA) will be conducting a stream enhancement project at Pearl Mill Nature Preserve, along a 500-ft stretch of South Ellerbe Creek and the Strayhorn Branch, which flows into it.  These two streams

Posted in Environment, Stewardship and beautification

Duke Durham Neighborhood Partnership Grants + New Opportunity!

In a small ceremony on July 21, the inaugural Ellerbe Creek Hall of Distinction sign was re-installed along the trail between Knox Ave. and Club Blvd., after having been removed to correct an error.  Check it out and learn about

Posted in Arts and culture, Stewardship and beautification, TPNA, Volunteering

Trinity Park Foundation: Help Maintain Our Trees!

By Shelley Dekker Do you love clean & cool air, birds, and beneficial insects? Help maintain our trees! We are fortunate to have a fairly healthy tree canopy in Trinity Park, but it takes ongoing effort to replace the many

Posted in Environment, Stewardship and beautification, Trinity Park Foundation

For the Birds

By Sarasvati Ishaya Last fall, TPNA invited a presentation from the New Hope Audubon Society about the “Leave Your Leaves” Campaign, advocating leaving fallen leaves in your yard as a way to reduce pollution from gas-fired blowers and to increase

Posted in Environment, Stewardship and beautification

President’s Report: 2021 in Review

By Karalyn Colopy, TPNA President In 2021 we made progress in adjusting to life with Covid. We resumed publication of this newsletter after a pandemic pause, held some of our traditional annual community events, and committed to have a Home

Posted in Advocacy, Neighborhood Events, New Developments, Stewardship and beautification, TPNA, Volunteering

Leave Your Leaves!

At the November TPNA Board meeting, guest speakers Ellen Reckhow, former County Commissioner, and Chay’La Hart, NCCU Senior and outreach intern with New Hope Audubon Society, educated us about the “Leave Your Leaves” initiative, describing the enormous environmental and economic

Posted in Environment, Stewardship and beautification

Trinity Park Foundation Update: New Labels for Artwork

With a $1400 grant from Duke through the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership, awarded in partnership with TPNA, the Trinity Park Foundation purchased (and will soon install) long-hoped-for bronze labels for the three works of art located in The Trinity Park.  With

Posted in Stewardship and beautification, Trinity Park Foundation