Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services is a joint municipal/county stormwater utility that includes the City of Charlotte, the surrounding towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville and Mecklenburg County.
Every November, we hold our Creek ReLeaf event where volunteers plant trees in the floodplain. These trees help filter out pollutants, stabilize the ground, provide habitat, and improve water quality. This year’s event will take place on November 19. CMSWS will partner with the Charlotte Public Tree Fund and the North Carolina Wildlife Federation to plant over 300 trees in northwest Charlotte. You can find more information and registration at Charlotte Public Tree Fund’s Creek ReLeaf.
All volunteers under the age of 18 must sign the CMSWS Youth Participation Waiver to participate in each event or program. Children 15 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children ages 16-17 that can drive themselves to our events may have a parent or guardian sign the waiver and bring it to the event.
Mecklenburg County Environmental Specialist III
This month we are spotlighting Brynn and her “Grammy” for marking drains in both of their neighborhoods! Thanks so much, Brynn and Grammy! What a great way to get out and educate residents by letting them know that only rain goes down the drain. If you’d like to mark drains in your neighborhood, email STW-Volunteers@MeckNC.gov for a free Storm Drain Marking Kit!