Volunteer

Creek Week

You’re invited to our fifth annual Creek Week! Join us March 18-25, 2023 as we take a closer look “Into the Waters”. This will be a week full of volunteer activities, educational programs, and other events hosted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services and our partners. These events will seek to help us care for and learn more about our waterways. Check out the schedule below to get involved.

Saturday, March 18

  • 9:30am-11:00am - Around the Preserves in 80 Days
    • Come out for a hike along McDowell’s trails that border the waterways that give our ecosystem life.
    • 15222 York Rd, Charlotte, NC 28278 (McDowell Nature Preserve)
  • 9:00am-12:00pm – Stream, Street, and Park Cleanup with Keep Charlotte Beautiful and Parks & Recreation
    • Come help us keep our streams, streets, and parks beautiful with a morning litter pickup.
    • 2116 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews, NC 28105
  • 9:00am-5:00pm – Stevens Creek Nature Center: Creek Week Tours and Activities
    • Drop by Stevens Creek Nature Center any time this week for special Creek Week activities.
    • 15700 Thompson Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227
  • 10:00am-11:30am – Explore Our Water
    • Discover the secrets of Mountain Island Lake through water tests and activities at Quest.
    • 6345 Sample Rd Huntersville, NC 28078 (Quest Nature Center)

Sunday, March 19

  • 9:00am-5:00pm – Stevens Creek Nature Center: Creek Week Tours and Activities
    • Drop by Stevens Creek Nature Center any time this week for special Creek Week activities.
    • 15700 Thompson Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm & 2:30pm-4pm - Catawba Riverkeeper Host's Crafternoon: Rain Barrel Workshop
    • Learn about how rain barrels can help our environment and create your own to take home.
    • 117 Center St, Cramerton, NC 28032
    • Registration Coming Soon!
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm – Charlotte Wildlife Steward’s Stream Cleanup
    • Help pick up litter that has accumulated in Briar Creek.
    • 222 Wyanoke Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205
    • Registration coming soon!

Monday, March 20

  • 9:00am-5:00pm – Stevens Creek Nature Center: Creek Week Tours and Activities
    • Drop by Stevens Creek Nature Center any time this week for special Creek Week activities.
    • 15700 Thompson Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227

Tuesday, March 21

  • 9:00am-5:00pm – Stevens Creek Nature Center: Creek Week Tours and Activities
    • Drop by Stevens Creek Nature Center any time this week for special Creek Week activities.
    • 15700 Thompson Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227
  • 11:00am-12:00pm – "Walk In The Park" & Stream Cleanup
    • 9414 Northlake W Drive, Charlotte, 28216

Wednesday, March 22

  • 9:00am-5:00pm – Stevens Creek Nature Center: Creek Week Tours and Activities
    • Drop by Stevens Creek Nature Center any time this week for special Creek Week activities.
    • 15700 Thompson Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227

  • 1:30pm-3:00pm – Water Connects Us
    • Every living creature needs water to survive from the smallest bacteria to the largest of whales! Explore how water connects us all in this hands-on program.
    • 15222 York Rd, Charlotte, NC 28278 (McDowell Nature Preserve)

Thursday, March 23

  • 9:00am-5:00pm – Stevens Creek Nature Center: Creek Week Tours and Activities
    • Drop by Stevens Creek Nature Center any time this week for special Creek Week activities.
    • 15700 Thompson Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227
  • 10:30am-11:00am – Stormy at Preschool Storytime
    • Bring your children out to hear stories, sing songs, and enjoy a visit with Stormy the Stormwater Turtle.
    • 300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202 (ImaginOn)
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm - Plogging with Ballantyne Running Club
    • Join in with Ballantyne Running Club for their Thursday afternoon run. This week’s run will be along Four Mile Creek Greenway where runners will be picking up trash on their way to the finish line!
    • 12630 N. Community House Road, Charlotte, NC 28277

Friday, March 24

  • 9:00am-5:00pm – Stevens Creek Nature Center: Creek Week Tours and Activities
    • Drop by Stevens Creek Nature Center any time this week for special Creek Week activities.
    • 15700 Thompson Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm – Storm Drain Marking
    • Help us glue decals on storm drains to remind residents that the drains lead to our waterways.
    • 909 Lakeview Dr, Pineville, NC 28134 (Pineville Lake Park)

Saturday, March 25

  • 9:00am-12:00pm – The Big Spring Clean
  • 9:00am-5:00pm – Stevens Creek Nature Center: Creek Week Tours and Activities
    • Drop by Stevens Creek Nature Center any time this week for special Creek Week activities.
    • 15700 Thompson Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm – Creek Cleanup Hike
    • Enjoy a hike guided by a naturalist from the McDowell Nature Center and celebrate Creek Week on one of the preserves scenic creekside and lakeside trails.
    • 15222 York Rd, Charlotte, NC 28278 (McDowell Nature Preserve)
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm – Stream Cleanup with Carolina Thread Trail
    • Join Carolina Thread Trail as they cleanup Briar Creek near Park Road Shopping Center.
    • TBD

Questions? Contact:

Ashley Smith​

Mecklenburg County Environmental Specialist III