LELAND — A statewide effort to celebrate clean regional waters is underway March 18 through 25.
Hosted by Clean Water Education Partnership (CWEP), it’s a cooperative effort among local governments, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations to protect water quality in the Tar-Pamlico, Neuse, and Cape Fear River Basins.
The Town of Leland is the only local municipality participating, hosting events that will inform and engage the public on the importance of clean and healthy waterways.
It welcomes volunteers to help clean up Sturgeon Creek Park as part of the Leland Green Sweeps program on March 22, 9 a.m. There will be equipment provided, and a presentation about stormwater and drainage before heading to the cleanup site will take place at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way (registration is here).
A “Marine Organisms Big and Small” lecture will happen March 22, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. There is a $10 registration fee, available online or in person at the Leland Cultural Arts Center where the event is held.
A $25 bird walk is planned in Brunswick Town on March 23, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The final Creek Weel event will involve the town and Cape Fear River Watch permanently gluing steel markings to storm drains in the Westport community. According to a press release from the town, participants will distribute door hangers describing the importance of keeping our stormwater free of pollution.
It takes place March 24, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., near the Westport Clubhouse, 875 Merestone Dr. The event is free, but registration is required.
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