Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Hosts Creek Week March 19-26

Ashley Smith
Ashley.Smith@MeckNC.gov
3/9/2022
Mecklenburg County Seal, Storm Water Services Logo, City of Charlotte Crown

Mecklenburg County, N.C.– Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services and its partners are holding events March 19-26 recognizing a week of caring for our creeks. There will be more than a dozen educational and volunteer opportunities available for all ages this Creek Week. Volunteers will teach the community about our precious waterways and how to keep them clean and healthy.

Residents can sign up to make a rain barrel, clean a stream near their neighborhood, spend a lunch hour volunteering, or enjoy family story time with Stormy the Storm Water Turtle. From Saturday, March 19 through Saturday, March 26 there are activities each day. The week concludes with The Big Spring Clean on Saturday, March 26, 9 a.m. - noon, as hundreds of residents gather at creek locations around Charlotte-Mecklenburg for a big, one-day cleanup event.

You can visit our website at StormWater.CharMeck.org and click on the Creek Week tile for more information, including events and registration.  Spots are filling up and we encourage you to sign up in advance.

Creek Week partners include the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville. Other partners include Blue Blaze Brewing Co., Carolina Thread Trail, Catawba Riverkeeper, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte Public Tree Fund, Charlotte Wildlife Stewards, Creek Releaf, Davidson Land Conservancy, Keep Charlotte Beautiful, Great Outdoor Provision Co., Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and North Carolina Wildlife Federation.

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