Creek Week 2023 Recap
Check out the slideshow with statistics and photos below!2023 Creek Week Metrics and Stats.pdf
History of Creek Week
Creek Week started in 2014 when community members in the Fountain Creek Watershed District realized there was a major need for a community cleanup program. Witnessing the unsightly trash and debris negatively affecting our natural ecosystem and the species that call it home, Allison Schuch, now Executive Director, decided to take action. Determined to make a difference, she spearheaded the creation of Creek Week.
What began as a small community effort has since blossomed into something extraordinary. Creek Week, a 9-day community improvement program, has grown to become the largest of its kind in the state. It has captured the hearts and dedication of thousands of volunteers who work tirelessly to beautify and protect our beloved home watershed.
We are now celebrating Creek Week's 10th year with appreciation for those who have made Creek Week's success possible. This success is largely due to the passionate individuals who lend their time, energy, and expertise to helping make our home watershed a better place.
Our Mission - The Creek Week cleanup aims to bring the Fountain Creek Watershed communities together to foster the health of our local waterways for its citizens and wildlife alike.
SAVE THE DATE: Creek Week 2024 is September 28th – October 6th, 2024!
The Fountain Creek Watershed needs helping hands!
It’s common for trash and debris to end up in waterways – clogging drainage systems, impacting wildlife, affecting water quality and ruining the view of our natural landscapes.
Be part of the largest watershed-wide clean-up in the state of Colorado! Creek Week volunteers clean up litter along a creek, trail, park or open space throughout the watershed. We’re inviting individuals and groups (families, clubs, schools, neighborhoods, etc.) to form a Creek Crew. Get outdoors, get active, and create some good for your community and those living downstream.
Vision - To achieve and sustain a healthy Fountain Creek Watershed.
Creek Week 2023 in the News
- "Successful Creek Week Cleanup showcases the importance of partnership", The Colorado Sprngs Gazette, Nov 4, 2023
- "Manitou Springs Elementary kids clean up Fountain Creek", KRDO, Oct 3, 2023
- "Fountain Creek watershed officials hoping for large Creek Week turnout", The Gazette, Sep 12, 2023
- KRDO NewsRadio, Fountain Creek Watershed, Aug 15th 2023
- KRDO NewsChannel 13, Brewshed Alliance creates "Impactful IPA' to benefit watershed restoration in SOCO, August 15, 2023
Interested in joining or leading a Creek Week crew? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!