Thursday, July 5, 2012
Festival for the Eno - Celebrate environmental sustainability!
Since 1980, the Eno River Association has presented the annual Festival for the Eno in Durham City Park to help raise funds to secure land for parks, protect drinking water and provide habitat for creatures of all kinds. The festival is a 3-day event featuring nearly 100 musical artists on four stages, more than 100 craft artists, EEEK (Eno Environmental Education for Kids), hands on activities, demonstrations, non-profit booths, and many more family fun experiences. There is a common theme of sustainability and regional environmental awareness throughout the entire experience at the Eno. From their efforts for a “trash-free” festival with an award winning program, to activities that highlight the relationship between the river and the surrounding community, to sustainability workshops like how to make rain barrels and sustainable home tips. This year’s event will also celebrate and raise awareness about honey bee health, featuring bee demonstrations from the Orange County Beekeepers as well as informative presentations on promoting bee health in your own garden, bee-related games as well as an opportunity for kids to create their own hive. The first day of the festival was on July 4 – continue the celebration this weekend, Saturday, July 7th and Sunday, July 8th from 10am-6pm daily.
Head out to the Eno, support a great cause and have a ton of sustainable fun!!