English: Trail running along Ellerbe Creek after the rain in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This February 24thÂ DPAC will be hosting the Inaugural Bull City Food and Beer Experience to benefit theÂ Ellerbe CreekÂ Watershed Association (Ellerbe Creek)
The cause is a great one, restoring Ellerbe Creek which runs through the heart ofÂ DurhamÂ and which has been significantly (and adversely) effected by decades of development as Durham has grown. They currently own and manage 340 acres of nature preserves which their volunteers (and very limited staff) manage for the enjoyment of all local Durhamites. Four of their six preserves are open to the public and focus on public recreation, native plant and habitat restoration and water quality. The Ellerbe creek is one that is vital to the long-term drinking water supply of the Upper Neuse River Basin which directly supplies drinking water to both Durham and Wake counties. If you have any interest (however slight it may be) in local conservation efforts, drinking water or public education; I encourage you to visit their siteÂ http://www.ellerbecreek.org/Â to learn more about their efforts and perhaps offer your support.
A simple (and fun) way to support them while enjoying some awesome food (20 of Durhamâ€™s finest restaurants will be there featuring food) and beer (Fifty+ craft brewers) is to simply attend theÂ Bull City Food and Beer Experience at DPACÂ on Sunday February 24thÂ between 4-8 PM.Admission includes:
Unlimited Food sampling from 20 of Durhamâ€™s finest restaurantâ€™s & Beer Tastings from over 50+ breweries.
Souvenir Glass and Tasting Notebook
Keynote Speakers â€“Â Ken GrossmanÂ (Sierra Nevada),Kim JordanÂ (New Belgium) &Â Dale KatechisÂ (Oskar Blues)
Live Music from Mipso with bluegrass-inspired music on stage.
You can rest assured that my wife and I will be there and I hope to see many of you there as well.
For more information about the Durham, NC neighborhoods or homes for sale, visit my website atÂ NCHomesByLarryT.com.