Carrboro, NC – Show your love for Orange County’s streams, lakes, and rivers during Orange County Creek Week, scheduled for March 17-26. The annual event is part of the Clean Water and Education Partnership’s (CWEP) third annual Regional Creek Week. This year’s theme is “Water Connects Us.” The initiative will engage the public on the importance of clean and healthy waterways.
“We had so much fun during last year’s events,” said Heather Holley, Stormwater Specialist with Town of Carrboro Stormwater Division. “We've been working with staff and our partners to plan some exciting events and activities to celebrate our creeks and promote waterway stewardship. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone out there!”
There will be a variety of virtual and in-person events spanning the weeks before and after Creek Week to help people celebrate and protect the local waterways that connect our human and non-human communities. Throughout the week, community members can participate in events such as litter clean-ups, rain garden workshops, invasive plant removal, paddling trips, green infrastructure tours and more spanning across the county. Check out Orange County’s Creek Week webpage, https://www.orangecountync.gov/2887/Creek-Week, for resources and events to get involved this Creek Week!
This year’s Orange County Creek Week is made possible by Orange County Department of Environment, Agriculture & Parks & Recreation (DEAPR); Orange Water and Sewer Authority; the towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough; UNC Energy Services; UNC Environment, Health and Safety; UNC Institute for the Environment; Sustainable Carolina; and the Eno River Association.
Want to host your own event? Contact Heather Holley at (919) 919-918-7426 and hholley@CarrboroNC.gov.