Cheryle and Judy’s 4th grade classes wrote emails to the Durham City Council, asking them to set aside part of the Ellerbe Creek as a Preserve for the Egret and Blue Heron nesting grounds. This was part of their Ecosystem Project. One of our students, Rahemm Reshamwala, went to the City Council Meeting to support voting YES for the Preserve, and he reported back that the Council voted to protect it as a preserve, so Herons and Egrets can continue to live and nest there forever! Here’s a picture of Raheem holding a Blue Heron at the Council meeting, standing with former mayor of Durham, Stephen Schewel.
Here is a link to an article about it in the N&O: https://www.newsobserver.com/