The Third Annual Rowan Creek Week is happening Saturday, August 21 through Saturday, August 28. Creek Week is a week-long celebration of local waters throughout North Carolina. In conjunction with multiple environmental organizations and local municipal departments, Creek Week offers recreational, educational, and volunteer opportunities to allow everyone to enjoy and contribute to healthy waters in our area. The City of Salisbury will host the following events:
- Rowan Creek Week: Meet OSCAR!
Wednesday, August 25, 2 p.m. at Hurley Park
Join the Salisbury Stormwater and Parks and Recreation departments for a demo and installation of an OSCAR device at Hurley Park. It is designed to capture litter in waterways before it reaches a larger watershed area.
- Rowan Creek Week: Salisbury-Rowan Utilities Presentation & Tour
Friday, August 27, 1:30 p.m.
Join us for a presentation of the Yadkin River water treatment cycle and a tour of Salisbury-Rowan Utilities. Focused toward teens, adults, teachers/educators, and water resource professionals. Please wear close-toed shoes. Light refreshments and literature provided. Registration required.
- Rowan Creek Week: Rowan Recycle Regatta
Saturday, August 28, 10 a.m. at Lake Corriher Wilderness Park
A fun, hands-on competition where K-12 students are invited to engineer small-scale, unmanned, model sailboats only out of repurposed materials. Test for buoyancy and then race your boat to victory! Prizes will be awarded for creativity, your engineering method, and other categories.
For more Creek Week information or to view a full list of events including guided hikes, kayak trips, and river clean-ups to art exhibits, fishing events, visit: rowancountync.gov/CreekWeek.