March 18-25, 2017
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.
DISCOVER YOUR WATERSHED EXPLORE HIDDEN GEMS VOLUNTEER
Saturday, March 18 – Saturday March 25
- Cleanups and more 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 Laura.Smith@durhamnc.gov.
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.
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 ADA@durhamnc.gov 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
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