Participate in or Volunteer for Creek Week Activities
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Join the Hillsborough Stormwater and Environmental Services Division and Tree Board for several Creek Week events, set for March 17-26.
Orange County Creek Week is meant to engage the public on the importance of clean and healthy waterways. Visit the Orange County Creek Week webpage for a full outline of resources and events.
Hillsborough-sponsored events in this second annual week include:
- Learn about Bioswales: 9 a.m. to noon March 18 at 211 Odie St. — Learn about the new bioswales installed in the Odie Street Habitat for Humanity community and help install native plants in these roadside gardens in this Saturday event. Each participant will receive a native plant to take home. Use this link to register.
- Riverwalk Invasive Species Removal: 2 p.m. March 22 on Riverwalk — Join this Wednesday volunteer workday for invasive species removal along the greenway, led by the Hillsborough Tree Board. Contact Tree Board Member Tim Logue for more information and to register: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Hillsborough Riverwalk Livestream: 2 p.m. March 22 and 11 a.m. March 23 online — This social media event on Wednesday and Thursday at Riverwalk will focus on invasive species and riparian buffer impacts. Use this link to participate in the event from the Stormwater and Environmental Services Division.
- Riverwalk Compost Blanket Installation: 10 a.m. March 23 at Riverwalk on the corner of the main trail and Faribault Lane spur — Learn about compost blankets and how they can benefit your landscaping and local streams. This is a Thursday volunteer workday for installing compost blankets along the Riverwalk, led by Hillsborough’s stormwater division. To register, email Stormwater and Environmental Services Manager Terry Hackett at email@example.com.
- Odie Street Green Infrastructure Volunteer Workday: 1 to 4 p.m. March 24 at 307 Odie St. — Install and enhance stormwater green infrastructure at the Odie Street Habitat for Humanity community in this Friday volunteer workday. Use this link to register.
- Odie Street Green Infrastructure Livestream: 2 p.m. March 24 online —
This social media event in the Odie Street Habitat for Humanity community will include a tour of newly constructed bioswales and other green infrastructure. Use this link to participate in the event from the Stormwater and Environmental Services Division.
- Triangle Fly Fishers Stormwater Wetland Cleanup: 9 a.m. to noon March 25 at Gold Park, 415 Dimmocks Mill Road — Triangle Fly Fishers will perform volunteer weed removal and other maintenance at the Gold Park stormwater wetland. Volunteers will work 9 a.m. to noon and break for lunch. A fly-casting demonstration will be offered after lunch. This Saturday event is limited to members of Triangle Fly Fishers. To join or find out more information, visit the organization’s website.
- Gold Park Invasive Species Removal: 9 a.m. to noon March 25 at Gold Park, 415 Dimmocks Mill Road — Join this Saturday volunteer workday for invasive species removal at Gold Park, led by the Hillsborough Tree Board. Contact Tree Board Member Tim Logue for more information and to register: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Creek Week DIY Litter Cleanup: March 17-26, anywhere in Orange County — Community members are challenged to a Creek Week DIY litter cleanup by the towns of Hillsborough, Chapel Hill and Carrboro and by Orange County and Orange Water and Sewer Authority. This virtual event challenges you to grab a bag and collect trash in your community. Join the challenge through this link.
For more information, contact Hillsborough Stormwater and Environmental Services Manager Terry Hackett by email or at 919-296-9621. To get a look at creeks around Hillsborough, see past Creek Week videos from the division on the Environmental Initiatives playlist of the town’s YouTube channel.