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Posted on: March 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Orange County Creek Week kicks off Friday


Show your love for Orange County’s waterways during the second annual Orange County Creek Week, set for March 17-26. The event is part of the Clean Water and Education Partnership’s (CWEP) Regional Creek Week. This year’s theme is “Water Connects Us.” The initiative will engage the public on the importance of clean and healthy waterways.  

There will be a variety of virtual and in-person events spanning the weeks before and after Creek Week to help people learn about, take care of, and enjoy Orange County’s waterways. Throughout the week, residents will have a chance to join county-wide trash clean-ups, enter a litter clean-up challenge (with the chance to earn prizes!) participate in community science activities, and participate in a green infrastructure scavenger hunt, along with more events spanning across the county.

For more information about how to participate in events and activities in your jurisdiction, check out Orange County’s Creek Week webpage, which outlines even more resources and events to get involved this Creek Week!   

This year’s Orange County Creek Week is made possible by Orange County Department of Environment, Agriculture & Parks & Recreation (DEAPR); Orange Water and Sewer Authority; the towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough; UNC Energy Services; UNC Environment, Health and Safety; UNC Institute for the Environment; and Sustainable Carolina.    

Learn more about CWEP Regional Creek Week at    

Questions? Contact Sammy Bauer at (919) 968-2715 and .

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