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Creek Week is Coming!

MARCH UPDATE

Spring is near and it's the perfect time to play in a creek! Creek Week is a time to discover and clean up our local streams. It has been celebrated in Durham since 2009, with 1,937 volunteers collecting 117,270 pounds of litter to date. Set for March 17th-24th, Creek Week offers indoor and outdoor activities to help people of all ages learn more about creeks, rivers, and lakes and how to keep them healthy. This is your chance to help clean local creeks, network and learn how to be a part of efforts by local conservation groups, go on a canoe adventure, tour a water reclamation facility, go on guided hikes, and more!

<--Register your own creek clean up and explore other Creek Week events here!
Last Friday, along with Leaf & Limb, TreesDurham, Durham Rotary Club, City of Durham Urban Forestry Department, and the NC Forest Service, we celebrated Durham's 35th year as a Tree City USA! Mayor Schewel proclaimed March 2nd as Arbor Day in Durham, and 61 volunteers battled high winds to plant 31 trees in Durham Central Park.
 
For the last two weeks we've been busy helping to educate the next generation about the importance of environmental stewardship! Together with the City/County Sustainability Office and DPS landscape staff, we planted 62 trees with students at three Durham Public Schools: Southwest Elementary, Githens Middle, and Pearsontown Elementary. We also hosted a volunteer day for 95 middle schoolers at the Central Park School for Children along with Durham Central Park and ECWA, removing litter and invasive plants from the South Ellerbee Creek Trail
 
We’re pleased and excited to announce that so far eight local businesses have signed our Skip the Straw pledge for the month of March! These establishments have promised to either only offer straws by request, or completely discontinue the use of disposable plastic straws and instead offer compostable or reusable alternatives. Thanks for doing your part to protect our oceans and wildlife, everyone! There's still time to join the campaign....

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