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Little Alamance Creek Cleanup Results March 2018

City Park BMP Tour & HydroVault Demonstration

Christmas Recycling Ideas

Protect our streams from unwanted and unsafe Christmas throwaways!! Many times as we rearrange for Christmas we see a lot of items that need to be discarded, old paint, oil, batteries, household chemicals. What do you do with all of those items? First – Take an inventory of what you have. If at all possible […]

2019 Alamance Creek Week – April 6th – 13th, 2019

Mark your calender’s for next years Alamance Creek Week ! The new dates will be: April 6th – 13th, 2019. The new dates will allow for warmer temperatures for the events, and are planned not to conflict with local school and university spring breaks. The 2018 Event was a huge success, with over 30 different […]

Servis Creek Cleanup – Nov. 3rd, 2018 – Results

Nice weather and a enthusiastic group of volunteers came out for the Fall Servis Creek Clean up! The rainy weather, past hurricanes and heavy rain events made this years clean up a challenge. However with hard work the group was able to collect a lot of trash that had found its way into this stream. […]

Park Bridge Closing Notice

The bridge connecting Indian Valley and Great Bend Park is temporarily closed due to flood damage. For more information contact the Alamance County Recreation Department at (336) 229-2410.    

Burlington, Elon and Gibsonville experience significant flooding

Over five inches of rainfall fell on Friday, August 3, 2018 in the Town of Elon and parts of Burlington and Gibsonville. This rainfall event was particularly strong between 2:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and brought the area’s two-week total of rainfall to approximately nine inches. Later Friday night Elon police warned people about traveling […]

Willowbrook Creek Water Quality Sampling

Staff from Stormwater Smart, City of Burlington Stormwater Department and Alley, Williams, Carmen and King, Inc on August 4th, 2018 spent a Saturday morning with teachers and students from the ABSS Early College looking at the water quality in Willowbrook Creek, a tributary to Little Alamance Creek that is currently under restoration. The event fell […]

Compost your Grass Clippings

Its that wonderful mowing season once again! We all want that beautiful yard for summer cookouts and family enjoyment. Remember grass clippings can be a great addition to the nutrients in your soil. Do not rake or blow them into the street where they become a hazard to motorcycle riders! But most of all they […]

Burlington 50/50 Cost Share Program

Do you live in the watershed and have a drainage problem? Or maybe you’re interested in improving the environment while improving your yard? Have you heard of the City of Burlington’s 50/50 program? The 50/50 program provides an opportunity for homeowners within the City to partner with the City to improve drainage on private property. […]

Altamahaw-Ossipee Paddle Access Closed For Indeterminate Time

Altamahaw-Ossipee paddle access will be closed for an indeterminate time during construction of the new bridge on HWY 87 N

Crafty Recyclable Collection – Burlington Parks and Recreation

Specific recyclable & reusable items are being collected at the Burlington Recreation & Parks Main Office to be used throughout youth programs for arts & crafts, as well as nature and gardening activities for children of all ages. Please make sure donated items are empty & clean. Items needed include: paper towel tubes (no toilet […]

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