Walnut Creek in Raleigh during winter

Celebrate Regional Creek Week

A partnership with Clean Water Education Partnership

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Where Does Rain Go? Find Your Watershed Community Service Videos: Easy Ways to Protect Waterways Show How You're Taking Action

Help us celebrate Clean Water Education Partnership's (CWEP) Regional Creek Week! Events and activities are from March 13 - March 20, 2021. Use these resources to learn about clean water and why it is so important to our communities and the environment.

Where Does Rain Go?

A storm drain mural with blue and white rain drops and colorful fish

A storm drain and sidewalk mural on Sutton Drive in Raleigh. 

Did you know that when it rains, water picks up all types of pollution that flows to streets and storm drains? This includes: 

  • Trash;
  • Pet waste;
  • Fertilizer;
  • Pesticides;
  • Motor oil and gasoline; and,
  • Sediment or mud. 

Do your part to make sure only rain goes down the drain. Pick up your trash and report water pollution. You'll help keep our waterways clean. 

Learn more about stormwater

Find Your Watershed

Neuse river stream

Walnut Creek in Raleigh. 

There are 37 different watersheds in Raleigh. Find out which one you live in. Then sign up for community service to help protect and keep your neighborhood beautiful. 

Kid's Activity 

Make a clay watershed to see how water flows through the city. 

Community Service

Two volunteers putting trash from the stream in a garbage bag

Two volunteers putting trash from Rocky Branch in a garbage bag. 

We offer a variety of stormwater volunteer programs. They range from volunteering for a day or for several years - you can choose what's best for you! 

Upcoming Events

March 20 - Lend a helping hand to clean up streams at Laurel Hills Park and Apollo Heights Park. More details

April 24 - Learn how to protect a stream in your neighborhood during our stream monitoring workshop.

Videos: Easy Ways to Protect Waterways

Show How You're Taking Action

Are you celebrating with us? Share what you learn or what you've done to help protect water in Raleigh. 

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Tag your posts with #CWEPCreekWeek.



Carmela Teichman
Stormwater Outreach & Education Specialist 

Joyce Gaffney
Environmental & Sustainability Specialist 

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