THE BORDER LIFE


RIVERDAVE

     Durham native, Riverdave, was attending Durham High School in the 1960s as the movement to protect the Eno River began to gather momentum.  When the Eno parklands took shape in the seventies and eighties, he worked in Southwest Asia as a linguist but discovered his skills as a naturalist by exploring the Syrian-African Rift Valley.  In 1989 he returned to his hometown of Durham, North Carolina where he refocused his energies as a local naturalist and began his new Border Life at West Point on the Eno River.

      On Earth Day 1990, Riverdave formally launched, Wafting the Eno River,  a local environmental education program offering our community a remedy for the rapidly spreading modern malaise now known as "nature deficit disorder."  Since 2009, Riverdave has also evolved two other natural history programs which he now offers concurrently, Community Herbalism and Tree Camp, both further remedies for nature deficit disorder. 

Photo by Riojosie:  Riverdave ponders mysteries of the Angel's Trumpet at Durham's Tropical  Butterfly Conservatory 

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