Orange County Creek Week

Creek Week Long

Orange County's Annual Creek Week is March 17-26, 2023.

Orange County Creek Week celebrates the streams, lakes, and rivers that connect our human and non-human communities. It's a weeklong series of activities like a litter cleanup challenge, DIY Stormwater Runoff 5K, community science BioThon, invasive plant removal, green infrastructure tours, and more! 

Visit the Orange County Creek Week website for more details on activities and resources from all the participating partners.

All the Orange County Creek Week activities are open to everyone. The Carrboro Stormwater Division Staff is hosting the following activities:

March 17th to March 26th 

Social Media

Follow Carrboro Stormwater on Instagram (@townofcarrborostormwater) to see postings from Heather Holley as she is out and about all week exploring Carrboro Waterways and sharing all things creek! Follow the Orange County Creek Week tag (#occreekweek) and tag us!townofcarrborostormwater_nametag

Orange Co NC Creek Week BioThon

Discover how water connects us by documenting plant and animal species in you community as part of a county wide citizen science project. During Creek Week observations logged into iNaturalist will become part of the Creek Week BioThon.  iNaturalist is an online social network of people sharing biodiversity information to help each other learn about nature. Data collected will help researchers, conservation organizations, or other people interested in this data.

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/orange-county-nc-creek-week-biothon-2023

Orange Co NC Creek Week Virtual Clean-up

More information coming soon.

March 17th 

Teen Science Cafe Presentation

More information coming soon.

March 18th 1pm-4pm  

3rd Annual Joint Creek Clean-up Event 

Join staff from Chapel Hill Stormwater Division and Carrboro Stormwater Division in celebrating our local waterways by helping clean up a major tributary of Morgan Creek.  For more information and to sign up to participate: (COMING SOON).

March 25th 10am-Noon

Kids Buffer Ball Activity

Join Town staff for this fun, kid friendly hands on activity at Martin Luther King Jr Park on March 25th. Kids will learn about wetlands and vegetative water quality buffers while making seed balls with wetland buffer seed mixes. We will be launching the Buffer Balls into the  wetland buffer in the park to help add diversity and habitat to the parks natural wetland.This activity is free and RSVP only, space is limited to 20 kids, so please sign up early. Parents must be present. Suitable for Kindergarten through 5th grade age group. To sign up use this form or contact Heather Holley at  hholley@CarrboroNC.gov or 919-918-7426.

MORE EVENTS TO COME! CHECK BACK SOON!