Creek Week Events

2015: March 21-28

  • Follow us on social media with #CreekWeek15

Connect with the Creek Kickoff Event

  • March 21 at Durham Central Park, 2-5 p.m.
  • Parade with Bulltown Strutters, scavenger hunt, cistern auction, creek murals, kids’ activities, water info, food trucks.

Blue Mind talk with J Nichols

  • March 22 at Main Library, 3 p.m.
  • Hear from NY Times best selling author about the science of how being in, near, and around water makes us happier & healthier.
  • Tabling by conservation groups.

 Creek cleanups, nature walks, and more

  • Activities all week to help us discover and explore local streams.
  • Volunteer opportunities to make a difference for clean water.



Events coming soon!

Creek Week Speakers Bureau

Schedule a presentation for your school, church or civic group. Topics include water conservation, preventing water pollution, our drinking water, NC river basins, water quality monitoring, and “greener” landscaping.  Contact Laura Webb Smith at 560-4326 x30235 or to schedule.


Events coming soon!


Creek Cleanups

Events coming soon!

Label Storm Drains in your Neighborhood

Label storm drains in your neighborhood with colorful markers that serve as reminders that storm drains lead directly to creeks, rivers, and lakes. No dumping, please! To schedule a time to pick up materials, contact Laura Webb Smith at 560-4326 x30235 or

Canines for Clean Water Pledge

Pledge to help keep our water clean and safe. Pet waste left on the ground gets washed into storm drains and ditches that flow into our local rivers, streams, and lakes. All the bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms in pet wastes get into the water we swim in, fish from, and drink. This is your opportunity to pledge to scoop, bag, and can the poop.

 Creek Week Impact from 2014:

  • 5,060 pounds of trash and 1460 pounds of recyclables collected by 301 volunteers at 19 sites along 16 stream miles!
  • 750 square foot rain garden installed
  • Two dozen trees planted and hundreds of tree seedlings distributed
  • 15 educational and recreational events to help local residents become more aware of our water resources and how to care for them
  • Donations of supplies and prizes from Bull City Burger and Brewery, City of Durham, Frog Hollow Outdoors, Intrepid Life Coffee and Spirits, Lowe’s, and Pompieri Pizza
  • A bull built out of found objects from Creek Week cleanups, hosted by the Farmer’s Market, Fullsteam, and Scrap Exchange

For more information about Creek Week 2015:

  • Contact Laura Webb smith by email at or by phone at (919) 560-4626, ext. 30235.
  • We are currently seeking Creek Week Sponsorship and Prize Donations!

Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act:

Persons who require assistance should call (919) 560-4197, ext. 21254, TTY (919) 560-1200 or e-mail no later than 48 hours before the event.

Creek Week Partners:

  • City of Durham Departments of
    • Neighborhood Improvement Services,
    • Parks and Recreation,
    • Public Works (Stormwater and GIS Services Division), and
    • Water Management
  • Durham County Departments of
    • General Services,
    • Engineering and Environmental Services
  • Durham City-County Sustainability Office
  • Durham County Library
  • Durham Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association
  • Eno River Association
  • Frog Hollow Outdoors
  • Keep Durham Beautiful
  • Haw River Assembly
  • New Hope Creek Corridor Advisory Committee
  • North Carolina State Parks
  • Northeast Creek Stream Watch
  • Sierra Club – Headwaters Group