Trees Over Durham Forum

Come learn all about trees in Durham, and tell us what you would like to see in the future. Start the day learning all about trees, then participate in visioning sessions where you get to tell us what you think. We really want to know. At the end, we’ll hear from people who have made trees work for diverse communities, and produce a vision statement of what we want for our trees and communities in Durham.

Register today!

Tuesday, April 25, 2:30 p. m. – 8 p.m.
Durham Arts Center, 120 Morris Street
Dinner will be available for registered participants.
Childcare will be available, but you must register to let us know how many children will need care.

 A draft agenda is available now.  A complete agenda of the forum will be available here when it is finalized. Please check back!

This forum is organized by the Durham Tree Advocates with financial support from Leaf and Limb Tree Service, Vaguely Reminiscent, and Duke Energy.

Lick Creek Cleanup

We will meet at the parking area for a waterfowl sub-impoundment at the Highway 98 crossing of Lick Creek. We will provide trash bags and gloves, but volunteers need to bring boots that can get wet and any snacks and water. Please register on facebook or by email

Pub Trivia-Social Games and Brews

Creek Week themed category!

Town Hall Burger Creek Week Trivia

Join fellow Town Hall Burger patrons for trivia. During Creek Week, the trivia will also include some Creek Week related questions. Go forth and show off your watershed knowledge!

City and County Employee Clean-Up (open to public!)

Help clean up the trash along Camden Ave and Ellerbe Creek (City and County Employees as well as the the Community Ages 18+ are encouraged to participate)

Sign up below:

Museum of Life and Science Lab- Pollution Solution

Come celebrate Creek Week by exploring environmental science in The Lab! Discover what makes a healthy ecosystem by examining water samples and testing soils.

Water Reclamation Facility Tour

Durham sits on a ridge line that generally runs along Pettigrew Street and the railroad track. Ridge lines and topography determine drainage areas and due to this factor, we have 2 water reclamation facilities (WRFs) serving the city and a significant portion of Durham County. The North Durham WRF on East Club Boulevard has a permitted capacity of 20 million gallons a day (MGD) and discharges into Ellerbe Creek in the Neuse basin. The South Durham WRF, located on Farrington Road near Highway 54, has a permitted capacity of 20 MGD and discharges into the upper arm of New Hope Creek in the Cape Fear basin. Although the facilities have a combined capacity of 40 MGD, they are currently running at about 50% of capacity. Visit a wastewater (reclamation) facility to see how “waste” water is treated before it is returned back to the natural environment. Tour either of Durham’s two wastewater plants year-round. Please complete the Tour Request form to join a tour during creek week. (Due to extensive construction activities, tours of our drinking water plants are suspended.

Pub Trivia- Bull McCabe’s

With a Creek Week themed category!

Lunch and Learn- Land Conservation and Source Water Protection

Bring your lunch and learn how the City of Durham’s Department of Water Management is collaborating with Triangle Land Conservancy to protect the land that protects our City’s source water and help us to continue to provide safe, high-quality drinking water to our residents. After lunch, get outside and join the watershed protection efforts by participating in a cleanup around one of our drinking water sources, Little River Reservoir. To register for the Little River Cleanup, please up here

To sign up for the lunch and learn, please fill the form:


Frog Watch

See and hear the explosion of spring song and mating activity among the park’s abundant frog population. This activity will start half an hour after sundown and take approximately one hour. Walking is less than 1 mile on level but wet surface. Bring waterproof boots/waders/shoes and strong headlamps and/or flashlights. This activity is sponsored by Friends of Sandy Creek Park and the Headwaters Group of the Sierra Club.