Streams need trees alongside their banks to reduce erosion, filter pollutants, absorb flood waters, reduce water temperatures, and provide habitat for aquatic wildlife like fish and turtles. Even if a stream was free of pollution, it needs a healthy buffer of trees to support life. Help us replant stream buffers with trees!
Every fall, there is at least one tree planting event called the Creek ReLeaf.
Please check back here for details on Creek ReLeaf 2018.
Creek ReLeaf events are a collaborative effort of the following partners:
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services
The Charlotte Public Tree Fund
The Center for Sustainability at Central Piedmont Community College
The Sierra Club-Central Piedmont Group
In 2016, Creek ReLeaf partnered with TreesCharlotte
and nearly 200 volunteers to plant 500 tree seedlings along McMullen Creek in the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood and along Addison Drive.
Since 2008, Creek Releaf volunteers have planted nearly 13,500 tree seedlings in the floodplains of Briar Creek, Irwin Creek, Little Sugar Creek, McDowell Creek, McMullen Creek, and Rocky River.
Can’t make it to one of our plantings?
You can also volunteer to help with maintenance needs at already planted tree site locations. We need help with making sure that the trees are still covered in a tube, that the stake is still upright, and the weed mats are still working to keep the weeds away from the tree. We provide the supplies, you provide the manpower. You can organize a day for your group, or participate in one of our Tree Maintenance Days!
Upcoming scheduled Tree Maintenance Days:
- January 13 - Tree Maintenance Day – 9:00am-12:00pm, 7641 Henderson Park Road, Huntersville, NC
- June 9 - Tree Maintenance Day - 9:00am-12:00pm, location TBA