Two volunteers carrying a mattress that was cleaned up from a stream in Raleigh.

Two volunteers carrying a mattress from a stream during a cleanup event. 

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

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. 

Upcoming Events

Online Resources 

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?

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 cleaning up a stream

Two volunteers cleaning up a stream in Laurel Hills Park. 

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! 

Videos: Easy Ways to Protect Waterways

Show How You're Taking Action

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 and #RaleighStormwater. 



Carmela Teichman
Stormwater Outreach & Education Specialist 

Joyce Gaffney
Environmental & Sustainability Specialist 

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