CWEP Regional Creek Week 2023 | Water Connects Us

March 18 – 25, 2023

CWEP is excited to host the third annual Regional Creek Week, to engage the public on the importance of clean and healthy waterways. A variety of events will take place across the region, both virtually and in-person – for more info, check out the list of events below (events will be added as they are scheduled). Join us in celebrating and protecting our waterways this Creek Week!

Celebrate with your local government!

A few of our Regional Creek Week partners have created their own webpages. If you live in one of these local governments, check out their specific webpage to register for events and learn how you can get involved.


*More events will be added as they are scheduled.

Upcoming Events



This virtual scavenger hunt will take place March 18th to the 25th on Instagram and Facebook to celebrate the current nature-based stormwater solutions that are in our communities. You can be anywhere in North Carolina to participate! Read CWEP’s posts on social media and our blog to learn more about Green Stormwater Infrastructure and the relationship it has to our waterways and community.
How to play:
1. Learn about GSI at our About GSI webpage. Then, go explore and find an example of GSI, snap a picture and post on Instagram OR Facebook.
2. Follow and Tag cwep_nc on Instagram or NC Clean Water Education Partnership on Facebook to be entered in a prize drawing. You are also welcome to tag the social media account of your local government.
3. One winner will be announced March 22nd and two winners will be announced on March 25th.
Pictures submitted will be saved and added to a GSI photo album on our website!

Local Government Events

Chatham County Creek Week

Check Chatham County Creek Week webpage to see additional Creek Week events around Chatham County.

33rd Haw River Cleanup-A-Thon | March 18

Household Hazardous Waste Day | March 18

Meet An Amphibian! | March 20

Native Plants for Creeks and Streams Webinar | March 21

Aquatic Trivia Night | March 22

Water Treatment Plant Tour | March 23

These are just a few of the events going on in Chatham County. Go to their website for even more evets and information.

Durham Creek Week

Visit the Durham Creek Week page for a list of Creek Week Events in Durham. You can register for cleanups, workshops and more to join in on the Creek Week Fun!

Durham Creek Week Events | March 11-25

Durham County Employee Stream Cleanup | March 22

Durham County Virtual Scavenger Hunt | March 17- 25

Holly Springs Creek Week

The Town of Holly Springs will be having a Tree giveaway and Litter Clean Up to celebrate Creek Week this year.

Litter Cleanup | March 18

Tree giveaway | March 18

Knightdale Creek Week

Knightdale will be hosting a variety of Creek Week events including a Litter Sweep, Tree Giveaway, Shred Service and Storytime walk.

“All the Way to the Ocean” StoryWalk – Knightdale Environmental Park | March 17

Litter Sweep, Tree Giveaway, Shred Service – Knightdale Station Park | March 25

Leland Creek Week

This year The Town of Leland is doing even more to celebrate North Carolina’s creeks, streams, and rivers. There will be four exciting events that are listed below. You can also learn more on The Town of Leland’s Creek Week Website.

Leland Green Sweep | March 22

Marine Animals Big and Small Fisheries Lecture | March 22

Birding in Brunswick | March 23

Leland Storm Drain Marking with CFRW | March 24

Morrisville Creek Week

Events for the week will include volunteer stream cleans and litter pickups by Morrisville stream stewardship groups, educational booths at community centers and the Western Wake Farmers’ Market, installation of markers on stormwater drains at various locations around Town – all hosted by the Town of Morrisville Stormwater Division. Find event details and registration links on the Town of Morrisville Creek Week website.

Indian Creek North Stream Clean | March 12

Waltons Creek Area Drain Marking | March 18

Stormwater Drain Marking by volunteers in the Corsair Drive Area | March 18

Indian Creek Trailhead Stream Clean and Park Litter Sweep | March 18

Creek Week Booth at Western Wake Farmers Market | March 18

Morrisville Community Park Stream Clean and Park Litter Sweep | March 25

These are just a few of the events Morrisville will be having for Creek Week. To see all of the available events and register, go to the Town of Morrisville Creek Week Website.

Orange County Creek Week

Orange County Creek Week will be held from March 17th to the 26th across Orange County including Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough. Check out their website for a full list of all the amazing events going on.

Orange County Creek Week Events | March 17-26

Pittsboro Creek Week

Stormwater education table set up at Pittsboro Town Parks | March 20-24

Storm drain markings installed to promote stormwater awareness | March 20-24

Raleigh Creek Week

Check out some of Raleigh’s upcoming events for Regional Creek Week! Find event details and registration links on Raleigh’s Celebrate Regional Creek Week website.

Rain Garden/Rain Barrel Workshop | March 17

Arbor Day Festival at Chavis Park | March 25

Marsh Creek Stream Cleanup | March 25

Raleigh GSI Oh My! | March 17-25

Spring Lake Creek Week

Creekside Trail Cleanup | TBD

Thank you to these local organizations for your generosity and support this Creek Week!

The CWEP Regional Creek Week would not be possible without our participating CWEP Partners. Thanks for your support!