Protecting the Eno River Corridor & Creating a New Gateway to the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Eno River Association, Durham, NC

This project secures the last unprotected river buffer from the Orange County line at Pleasant Green Road for 4.5 miles to the Eno River State Park’s current northwest boundary. It protects water quality and creates a new gateway for the park and the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Counties Impacted:

  • Durham
  • Orange County

​​By filling a gap in the buffered protection of the Eno River, this project protects drinking water for Durham, Raleigh and other towns which rely on Falls Lake for their drinking water.  This easement project also closes a critical gap in the route of the NC Mountains-to Sea Trail along the Eno River.

– Barbara Driscoll, President, Eno River Association



The Water Resource Fund from Duke Energy is a multiyear, $10 million commitment to protect and restore waterways in the Carolinas and neighboring states. Learn more about the projects we’ve supported, and how you can get involved.