Nature Notebooks

…for budding naturalists (K-5 & families) Nature Notebooks combine art and observation to help children and families become more aware of the diversity of life in our own backyards, local parks, and of course – creeks! Learn about nine categories of critters and plants that inhabit our creeks and streams in North Carolina. Read, write,Continue reading “Nature Notebooks”

Creek Week Trivia Night!

Virtual/Zoom Thursday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. Join our hosts, Aaron Davis and Cy Stober from the City of Mebane, for a mind-boggling quiz to test your local waterway knowledge. Do you know where the water in Willowbrook Creek goes when it leaves the park? How many aquatic macroinvertebrates can you name? We’ll find outContinue reading “Creek Week Trivia Night!”

Plant Native Wildflowers

Help care for your local creek or stream by planting wildflowers! Free seed packets are available starting May 1 at the following libraries: Gibsonville Library May Memorial Library North Park Library Graham Library Mebane Library 506 Church StreetGibsonville 342 South Spring Street,Burlington 849 Sharpe RoadBurlington 211 South Main StreetGraham 101 South First StreetMebane Mon –Continue reading “Plant Native Wildflowers”

GEOCACHE: I ♥ MY WATERSHED!

What’s the name of your watershed, and where do its streams flow? How does it fit into the larger River Basin? Does your local creek have a healthy “buffer zone”? Don’t know? Well, don’t worry! That’s what our Geocache adventure is all about! Each “Geocache” is a clear container hidden in our municipal and countyContinue reading “GEOCACHE: I ♥ MY WATERSHED!”

Pick Up Your Blue Bag!

Come see Stormwater SMART at our booth at the Authentically Alamance Farmers Market in Mebane on Saturday, May 1 from 9:00 – 11:00 to pick up your free “Blue Bag”, which includes some goodies to help you get started celebrating Alamance Creek Week. You’ll receive a seed packet of NC Native Wildflower Seeds, a GuideContinue reading “Pick Up Your Blue Bag!”

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 educatorsContinue reading “NC Stream Watch Orientations”

Adopt a Park Litter Pickup Program

This year, Alamance Creek Week coincides with the launch of The City of Burlington Recreation & Parks Department’s Adopt-A-Park program! If you are looking to take your stewardship beyond Creek Week, visit Adopt-A-Park | Burlington, NC – Official Website. Adopt-A-Park encourages the community to become involved in the beautification and enhancement of our parks andContinue reading “Adopt a Park Litter Pickup Program”

Creek Cleanups in Burlington!

Saturday, May 1 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm at North Park (849 Sharpe Rd. Burlington) – Register now! Thursday, May 6 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at City Park (1435 Overbrook Rd. Burlington) – Register now! This is your chance to do something proactive to help our waterways! Litter on streets and in parks often getsContinue reading “Creek Cleanups in Burlington!”