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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Regional Creek Week 2024 Summary Easy Ways to Protect Waterways Resources and Activities Stormwater Volunteer Highlights Where Does Rain Go? Find Your Watershed Community Service 2023 Creek Week Stats

Regional Creek Week 2024 Summary

Thank you to all volunteers and participants for Regional Creek Week 2024! Check out our engagement stats for the week!

  • 74 volunteers participated in 7 total events (Rain Garden & Rain Barrel workshop and various staffed/unstaffed cleanups)
  • Volunteers collected 2,935 pounds of trash from Southgate Branch, Perry Creek, Turkey Branch, Walnut Creek, and Crabtree Creek
  • Raleigh residents participated in the CWEP Wandering Water Map Photo Challenge

CWEP Wandering Water Map

Submit a photo of a local body of water to show how are waterways are connected throughout the state! Learn more about the Wandering Water Map.

Easy Ways to Protect Waterways

Watch the videos to learn how to protect waterways and prevent water pollution! Find 6 ways to prevent water pollution.

Resources and Activities

Click through the images to see how you can learn about stormwater!

Rain Garden in a Bottle

Build a rain garden in a bottle to see how plants and soil filter out pollutants from stormwater.

Enviroscape Demonstration

Get students involved in stormwater through the Enviroscape demonstration that shows how stormwater runoff carries pollution to streams, lakes, and rivers.

Clay Watershed Model

Build a clay watershed model to learn how water flows over hills and through neighborhoods into a stream, creek or river every time it rains.

Stormwater Volunteer Highlights

Raleigh Stormwater has coordinated with organizations and individuals across the city to educate, promote, and protect water quality and healthy environments. Read more about our superstar volunteers that have achieved stormwater excellence!

Hazen and Sawyer Cleanup Volunteers

Wake County Audubon Society Cleanup Volunteers

 Boy Scout Troop 214 Cleanup Volunteers

WSP USA Cleanup Volunteers

Bushy Branch Stream Monitoring Volunteers

Pigeon House Branch Monitoring Volunteers

Stormwater Volunteer Highlights

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.

Find Your Watershed

Neuse river stream

Walnut Creek in Raleigh. 

There are 36 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.

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! 

2023 Creek Week Stats

Here are a couple stats from our 2023 Regional Creek Week events!

  • 99 volunteers participated in 8 total events (GSI Oh My, Rain Garden & Rain Barrel workshop, and various staffed/unstaffed cleanups) contributing 159.5 total man hours!
  • Volunteers collected ~2008 pounds of trash from House, Marsh, and Walnut Creeks
  • Our Marsh Creek Park event was accepted as an official Year of the Trail event!

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