From March 20-27, you will have an opportunity to help clean up our local creeks around Mecklenburg County and learn a little more about where we live.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mecklenburg County has more than 50 creeks and tributaries and all of those makeup over 3,000 miles of creeks in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. All those waterways are about to be spotlighted with the start of Creek Week.

The reason why there is a Creek Week is because a tremendous amount of trash gets into our creeks and lakes. The debris flows into the water from storm drains, flooding rains, and illegal dumping by people.

Keeping our creeks healthy and clean is important. You can make ad difference by learning how to care for your neighborhood creek. 

Creeks provide a source of local drinking water, a refuge for wildlife, and a location for many community greenways.

To register and for more information click here to be a part of Creek Week 2021 at stormwater.charmeck.org  

Everyone can participate but if you are under 14 years old, organizers ask you to have a parent or guardian with you. Make sure you wear clothes that can get wet or dirty. Mecklenburg County officials will provide supplies like gloves and trash bags. And remember to wear a mask.

Here is the upcoming schedule of events:

March 20th: 10am-Noon CHARLOTTE

Location: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Mint Hill

6840 Matthews-Mint Hill Road

March 21st: 2pm-4pm CHARLOTTE

Hoover Creek & Walker Branch Greenways

March 22nd: 3pm-5pm CHARLOTTE

4635 Pineville-Matthews Road

March 23rd: 3pm-6pm BELMONT

Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park

March 24th: 11am-1pm CHARLOTTE

The Employers Association

March 25th: 11am-noon CHARLOTTE

(This is where the above story was filmed)

March 26th: 2pm-4pm HUNTERSVILLE

7544 Henderson Park Road

March 27th: 10am-noon CHARLOTTE

NOTE: The March 2021 Big Spring Clean event has been postponed due to COVID-19

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