Help Make Every Day Earth Day

Leo Caplanides
People cleaning a creek for Earth Day.

​Volunteers clean the creek for Earth Day.

Each Earth Day, April 22, the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County join cities and countries from across the world in celebrating environmental protection and showing support for our planet. This year, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services is offering a number of volunteer opportunities for you and your family to safely participate in to help make a difference in our community, not only on Earth Day, but throughout the month of April.

Opportunities include:

  • April 17, 10 a.m.-noon – Stream Cleanup @ 1100 Chancellor Park Drive, Charlotte
  • April 24, 10 a.m.-noon – Keep Metropolitan Beautiful: Stream and Street Cleanup @ 1100 Metropolitan Ave., Charlotte
  • April 29, 11 a.m.-noon – Tree Maintenance @ 4821 Stafford Circle, Charlotte

To participate in any of these events, please register here. Space is limited. Individuals and groups are encouraged to follow all social distancing protocols, including wearing masks, waiting six feet apart and washing hands.

Other Ways to Help

If you are unable to make it to any of the Earth Day events or would like to help out year-round, Storm Water Services offers several different volunteer activities, including:


Second Saturday

Storm Drain Marking

Tree Planting


All volunteers under the age of 18 must sign the Storm Water Services 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.

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