Creek Week

Help Keep Holly Springs Beautiful! Community Litter Sweep March 19

Get involved and help keep Holly Springs beautiful during Creek Week 2022. Join in the Community Litter Sweep Saturday, March 19, collect litter during a virtual 5k walk or run, or consider purchasing a rain barrel.

All the activities are planned as part of Creek Week, which runs March 12-19. The annual regional event focuses on the importance of clean and healthy waterways and is an initiative of the Clean Water Education Partnership.

Community Litter Sweep

Saturday, March 19, 9-11 a.m.

Meet at Ting Park to join in a community litter sweep cosponsored by the Town of Holly Springs and Wake County. A town van will be available to transport groups of volunteers to and from other collection sites in town. Younger volunteers accompanied by adults are invited to collect litter around the park itself. Vests, bags and other supplies will be provided. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.

Register in advance at www.86it.com or email Chelsea Arey at chelsea.arey@wakegov.com for additional information

Litter sweep

Stormwater Run Off Virtual 5k

Anytime March 12-19

Walk or run 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) along a waterway near you anytime during Creek Week. While you’re out, consider collecting litter you see along the way. Take a photo showing you and the litter you collected, and email it to stormwater@hollyspringsnc.gov with “Stormwater 5K” as the subject. The first 15 people who submit photos will receive a Stormwater water bottle to help reduce plastic waste. We’ll also post the photos to social media to help raise awareness about Creek Week.

Want to double dip? Track your virtual 5k on the Clean Water Education Partnership’s Strava club for a chance at receiving additional prizes.

Rain Barrels

For a limited time, get your Classic Black 50 gallon Ivy Rain Barrel at the discounted price of $73.

Order online by March 7. Pick up you rain barrel on Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m.-noon at Sugg Farm. 

Using a rain barrel to collect roof runoff reduces the amount of water that flows from your property. This can help reduce erosion and stormwater pollution.

Regional Creek Week Biothon 

March 12-19

Document and identify native aquatic species. Submissions will be tracked on iNaturalist. Click here for details.

Run off