Volunteer Program Overview​

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.

Kids That Care clean up streams and stream banks.

Have you seen our Streamside Snapshot signs along the greenways? They are a quick and easy way for residents to communicate to us the health of our streams. All you do is find a sign, take a peek at the creek, then text us. We will then send a staff member out to investigate if there is a potential pollution problem. You can find our signs along these greenways:

  • Four Mile Creek at E. John Street
  • Little Sugar Creek at Medical Center Drive
  • Stevens Creek at Stevens Creek Nature Center
  • Irwin Creek at Ray’s Splash Planet 
  • Little Sugar Creek at Morehead
  • Rocky River Greenway
  • Campbell Creek Greenway
  • Torrence Creek Greenway

Questions? Contact:

Ashley Smith

Mecklenburg County Environmental Specialist III

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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.

Volunteer Spotlight

We would like to extend a big “Thank you” to LCCU (Latino Community Credit Union). They spent a Sunday along Little Sugar Creek and removed 15 bags of trash from the water and stream bank. This cleanup was a way for the LCCU to celebrate National Caribbean Heritage Month by honoring the Caribbean’s culture of preserving the planet. Thank you for helping us preserve the precious waters of Charlotte-Mecklenburg!

The LCCU (Latino Community Credit Union) removed 15 bags of trash from the water and stream bank.