Creek Week 2017


March 18 - March 25, 2017

See the Event Calendar for recreation, education and volunteer and opportunities!

About Creek Week

Creek Week is a time to discover and clean up our local streams. It has been celebrated in Durham since 2009, with 1,937 volunteers collecting 117,270 pounds of litter to date.

Follow us on social media at and with #CreekWeek17. Contact Laura Smith at or 919-560-4326, ext. 30235 to get involved.

Find your Watershed!

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 2016:

  • 11,300 pounds of trash collected by 284 volunteers at 19 sites!
  • 22 educational and recreational events to help local residents become more aware of our water resources and how to care for them.
Contact us about Creek Week Sponsorship and Prize Donation opportunities!

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:

  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • City of Durham Departments of
    • Neighborhood Improvement Services,
    • Parks and Recreation,
    • Public Works (Stormwater and GIS Services Division), and
    • Water Management
  • Clean Jordan Lake
  • 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
  • Haw River Assembly
  • Keep Durham Beautiful
  • New Hope Creek Corridor Advisory Committee
  • North Carolina State Parks
  • Northeast Creek Stream Watch
  • Sierra Club - Headwaters Group
  • Triangle Land Conservancy

Upcoming Events

Mar 11

Paint Recycling Drive

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 12
Mar 18

Trail Work Day

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 18

Third Fork Trail Cleanup

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 19

Eno River Paddle

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm