Where Does Rain Go? Find Your Watershed Community Service Videos: Easy Ways to Protect Waterways Show How You're Taking Action
Let's celebrate Clean Water Education Partnership's Regional Creek Week from March 12-19, 2022! This week includes local events and online resources that bring more awareness to clean water and why it is so important for our communities and the environment.
- Stream Cleanup at Chavis Park (March 12) Canceled due to weather
- Stream Monitoring Workshop (March 19)
- Read with Stormwater (Virtual Storytime)
- Stormwater Volunteer Spotlight: Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity
- Stormwater Volunteer Spotlight: WSP
- Video: See where water flows when it rains in Raleigh
2021 Stream Cleanup Stats
From March 13 - 20, 2021, more than 130 volunteers cleaned up 5,127 pounds of trash from local streams, Walnut Creek, and Crabtree Creek. They cleaned up various types of litter, including a cooler, folding chairs, buckets, plastic tubes, tires, and mattresses.
Where Does Rain Go?
Did you know that when it rains, water picks up all types of pollution that flows to streets and storm drains? This includes:
- Pet waste;
- 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.
Find Your Watershed
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.
Make a clay watershed to see how water flows through the city.
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!