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Just What is Creek Week?

Define: Creek Week Creek Week is a week-long celebration filled with volunteer opportunities, recreational fun, and educational programs that center around our local waterways. This is not new to the state of North Carolina, as some counties have been holding creek weeks for years. Durham county has been holding a creek week since 2009, with 1,937 volunteers collecting 117,270 pounds of litter to date (source), making this their 9th annual creek week. Also, this year will mark Forsyth County's 6th annual creek week! Neighboring counties have been inspired by Durham and Forsyth's creek week efforts, and this year Alamance County, Guilford County, and the Swift Creek watershed in Raleigh are holding their 1st annual creek week. 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for our local waterways!

What's the Point? The main goal of creek week is to get members of the community out into their local waters to gain a better appreciation and understanding for our dependency on wate…

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