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Posted on: March 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Creek Week Leads Durham Community in Caring for Waterways

Creek Week 2021: March 13-20; Visit for event details.

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Residents interested in discovering and protecting Durham’s local waterways should mark their calendars now to celebrate Creek Week this month.

Creek Week, set for March 13-20, offers virtual and in-person activities to help people learn about and take care of Durham’s creeks, rivers, and lakes. Throughout the week, residents will have a chance to join litter cleanups, take virtual tours, and play Creek Week Bingo. 

“Creek Week brings together community partners to focus attention on discovering and cleaning up local waterways,” said Tania Dautlick of Keep Durham Beautiful. “It’s inspiring when we come together to tackle the combined impact of litter and pollution.”  

Creek Week has been celebrated in the third week of March each year in Durham since 2009, with 3,409 volunteers collecting 163,783 pounds of litter to date. For additional information, contact Laura Smith with the City’s Public Works Department at (919) 560-4326, ext. 30235 or by email.  

About the Public Works Department Stormwater and GIS Services Division

The Stormwater and GIS Services Division with the City of Durham Public Works Department is guided by the City’s Strategic Plan goals of stewardship of the City’s physical and environmental assets and innovative and high-performing organization. Activities include storm drainage design and plans review; inspecting and maintaining City-owned drainage systems; enforcing stormwater ordinances and regulations; education and outreach; stream monitoring, restoration, and watershed master planning; maintaining multiple layers of the City’s geographic information; and stormwater billing. To learn more, visit the division’s webpage and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

About Keep Durham Beautiful
Keep Durham Beautiful is a nonprofit, volunteer organization working in partnership with the City of Durham General Services Department and Durham County to encourage residents, businesses, and community organizations to protect the environment and enhance the appearance of Durham through cleanup events, beautification projects, waste reduction, and educational activities. To learn more, visit the website and follow on Facebook, Instagram, flickr, and Twitter.


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