Volunteers are invited to help maintain the pollinator garden in Gold Park Thursday, Aug. 3, weather permitting. At 8 a.m., volunteers will weed the garden and take soil samples to determine whether the recent flooding of the Eno River affected the soil composition. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, weeding tools, rakes, hand rakes, clippers, and a bucket to collect weeds. The garden is maintained by the Orange County Master Gardener Program, a program of the Orange County Extension Service. Workdays typically occur the first Thursday of the month, March through October.
Riverwalk and Gold Park are closed until further notice due to flooding. Portions of Riverwalk and Gold Park, located off Dimmocks Mill Road, are underwater due to ongoing heavy rains and rising waters from the Eno River. Citizens are asked to heed closing signs and barricades for their safety.