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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