Regional Creek Week: March 16-23, 2024

The Clean Water Education Partnership (CWEP) is excited to announce the fourth annual CWEP Regional Creek Week, a week celebrating the streams and rivers that sustain and connect us. Clean water is key to the health of our communities and ecosystems.  

During the CWEP Regional Creek Week, we engage residents of communities across central and eastern North Carolina to connect with nearby waterways and the critters that depend on them. This effort was inspired by communities like the City of Durham, which has held successful Creek Week events since 2009, removing over 160,000 pounds of trash from waterways around the city in partnership with several non-profit organizations.  

This year, CWEP will hold a regional event that can be completed from anywhere in the region. We’ll be opening the CWEP Wandering Water Map on March 16th to encourage exploration of local bodies of water. People from around the state can participate and showcase their local waterways. To join, visit our Wandering Water Map webpage and read our submission criteria. Then go visit a body of water near you, take a photo, and upload it. All participants will be entered into a raffle to win one of three rain gauges! 

A wide variety of other in-person & virtual events are being hosted by partner local governments around the region and state. Details and registration info can be found on CWEP’s website. From litter clean ups to rain garden workshops to birding, there is something for everyone this Creek Week!   

Water connects us all, and we hope to see you out there.