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Posted on: February 20, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Orange County to host 2nd annual Creek Week dedicated to celebrating and learning about waterways

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Show your love for Orange County’s streams, lakes, and rivers during Orange County Creek Week, set for March 17-26, 2023. The annual event is part of the Clean Water and Education Partnership’s (CWEP) third annual 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.

“We had an absolute blast last year at the inaugural Orange County Creek Week,” said Sammy Bauer, community education coordinator with Town of Chapel Hill Division of Stormwater Management. “We've spent several months collaborating with our partners planning the best way to celebrate our waterways and promote clean, healthy creeks – and we expect this year’s Creek Week to be even better!”

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, paddling trips, art workshops, invasive plant removal, green infrastructure scavenger hunts, and more spanning across the county!

Check out Orange County’s Creek Week webpage, which will outline 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 Creek Week at

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

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