NC Stream Watch Orientations

Citizen Science! Stewardship! Bugs! What better way to celebrate Alamance Creek Week than by completing a free Orientation for NC Stream Watch? This educational program created and maintained by the NC Department of Environmental Quality provides a framework for people of all ages to assess the health of creeks and streams. Your hosts, environmental educators from the NC Wildlife Resource Commission and Piedmont Triad Regional Council, will show you how to think like a scientist by conducting a variety of surveys: Habitat Health, Trash Tracking, Conveyances, Chemistry, and Macroinvertebrates. All participants will receive an embroidered “NC Stream Watch Orientation” badge and a field guide.

Choose from the session times below and link to register. Registration is required for this event and is subject to cancelation in case of inclement weather. By completing registration, you will be agreeing to follow park rules and follow safety guidelines.


MONDAY, 5/3/21 at Shallow Ford Natural Area, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m

THURSDAY, 5/6/21 at North Park, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

TUESDAY, 5/4/21 at Willowbrook Arboretum, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

THURSDAY, 5/6/21 at City Park, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, 5/5/21 at Red Slide Park (Haw River), 10:00-11:00 a.m.

SATURDAY, 5/8/21 – Reserve a session for YOUR group! Request a time and location!


Danica Heflin, Stormwater SMART, Piedmont Triad Regional Council. Danica is the coordinator for this event and can be reached at with questions!

CC King, NC Wildlife Resources Commission

Loren Hendrickson, AmeriCorps

Guidelines: Appropriate for ages 8 and up. All children need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Participants agree to follow park rules, wear masks and social distance at least 6 feet apart from those outside of their immediate household.

Learn more about NC Stream Watch on the DEQ website! You can take an Orientation during Creek Week, and Stream Watch all year!


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