Did you know that there are over 3,000 miles of creeks and more than 50 named creeks in Charlotte-Mecklenburg? These creeks make up 17 watersheds; which are areas of land that drain into the same waterway. This
Creek Week, Saturday, March 20 – Saturday, March 27,
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services invites you to get to know our creeks by participating in a full week of safe outdoor volunteer events and fun, informative, virtual learning opportunities.
From the "Not Your Average Live Stream" event, which will provide an interactive look at life below to surface of a local creek to an outdoor creek cleanup where you can get hands on and help protect our waterways, there will be something for everyone.
Events will take place at watersheds that require extra attention and monitoring to help them meet water quality standards. Here is a look at what you can expect.
March 20, 10 a.m. – noon - Storm Drain Marking at
6840 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill.
March 21, 2 - 4 p.m. - Stream Cleanup at
thats better14501 Rivergate Parkway, Charlotte.
March 22, 3 - 5 p.m. - Storm Drain Marking at 4635 Pineville-Matthews Rd, Charlotte.
March 23, 3 - 6 p.m. - Lake Wylie cleanup with the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation at 1400 Catawba Street, Belmont.
March 24, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Storm Drain Marking at 3020 W Arrowood Road, Charlotte.
March 25, 11 a.m. - noon - Stream Cleanup at 2215 Double Oaks Road, Charlotte.
March 26, 2 - 4 p.m. - Tree Maintenance at 7544 Henderson Park Road, Huntersville.
March 27, 10 a.m. - noon - Stream and Street Cleanup with Keep Charlotte Beautiful at 3509 Frew Road, Charlotte.
To participate in an event, please complete the
online registration form. You can also learn more about partner event by visiting the
Creek Week web page.
Can’t make the event?
Storm Water Services’
Surface Water Quality program works year-round on a variety of initiatives, including education, pollution prevention, volunteer efforts, and stream restoration projects in order to protect and improve surface water quality throughout our area. We offer several different volunteer opportunities all year long such as.
Learn more about our waterways by following us on
The Big Spring Clean
We know you are anxious for us to bring back our annual stream cleanup event, The Big Spring Clean, and we are too! The event has been postponed until the fall. Stay connected with us on social media for updates!