Creek Week in Durham Offers Kids Activities, Family Events

Spotlighto Girl At Creek

The entire family can celebrate Durham’s fourth annual Creek Week March 17-24, a Saturday-to-Saturday event hosted by Keep Durham Beautiful,  a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization.

Each year, Creek Week offers multiple recreational activities and volunteer projects for all ages that teach the importance of local streams, rivers, lakes and creeks in our communities. Attend an event at a park or library near you,  or find ways to be proactive in your own neighborhood.

Take the Spring Wildflower Walk Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m., an event the whole family can enjoy together. You’ll discover an assortment of blooming flowers along the Eno River. Call Kathy Lee at 919-620-9099, ext. 204, to preregister.

Meet a park ranger Friday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Bats of the Eno and learn about animals that are active at night around creeks and streams. The event includes a 1.5-mile hike along the Eno River and Piper Creek, so wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight. Call the Eno River State Park office at 919-383-1686 to reserve a spot.

Consider labeling storms drains in your neighborhood to remind neighbors that they lead directly to creeks, rivers and lakes. Colorful markers will discourage dumping waste into these drains. Call Laura Webb Smith at 919-560-4326, ext. 30235, to schedule a time to pick up labeling materials.

For additional details and the entire list of events, visit or call the Keep Durham Beautiful office at 919-560-4197, ext. 21260.

This article was updated on March 8 to reflect changes on the website.

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