With the change in season, try bird watching instead of kayaking at OWASA’s lakes

Friday, October 19, 2018 2:55:00 PM

Recreational boating including kayaking and fishing will close at Cane Creek Reservoir and University Lake on November 10 and 11 respectively. On November 14, bird watching season begins again at Cane Creek! 

OWASA invites community members to visit the lake and reservoir before boating season closes. On the weekends, bring a picnic, go for a stroll, or take a kayak out for one last row. See the vivid orange, yellow and red colors of Fall come to full bloom on the trees and bask in the comfortable weather. 

Bird lovers: remember to drop by Cane Creek on Wednesday mornings, starting November 14, from 7 am to 11 am. Perhaps spot migrating ducks, a bald eagle, and many other birds as they start to settle into the area to make it home for the winter. 

Learn more about recreation options and opening times at these sites from Johnny Riley, OWASA’s Lake Warden, in his interview on radio station WCHL 97.9 The Hill.

University Lake and Cane Creek are the local water sources for the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community. Water travels from these sources to OWASA’s water treatment plant and then onward to homes and businesses in the community through more than 300 miles of pipes, part of the community’s essential infrastructure. 

OWASA is committed to protecting the community’s water sources and preserving nearby natural habitat. Learn more about OWASA’s water system, sustainability practices, and how you can conserve water too