Creek Week is flowing around again.
The week of celebrating local creeks and waterways is a joint effort between Guilford County, the City of Greensboro, the City of High Point, the Haw River Assembly and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council.
This year, it runs from Saturday, June 5 through Saturday, June 12. During the eight-day week, there will be a large number of events such as group creek cleanups, water conservation workshops and education sessions about various aspects of “the importance, impact and influence of the creeks and waterways of Guilford County and its municipalities.”
There is even a class on the lives of frogs.
In addition to cleaning up in and along the county’s creeks, the campaign is designed to raise awareness of the importance of local lakes and waterways. The goal is to show exactly why those waterways matter and to spread the word about the ways that the health of bodies of water can affect the health of communities.
Guilford Creek Week also has the support of many local businesses and organizations.
There appears to be no opposition to the week celebrating bodies or water despite the fact that sometimes creeks and lakes wreak havoc on a community by flooding and, also, the existence of bodies of water in the community greatly increases chances of drowning.
A complete list of the events going on all over the county can be found at www.guilfordcreekweek.org, as well as at www.facebook.com/guilfordcreekweek.
Those with specific questions and can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guilford County implemented the week-long celebration of creeks after Forsyth and Durham counties started doing so with a good deal of success and positive feedback years ago.