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Posted on: April 9, 2020

“Virtual” Forsyth Creek Week Available Online April 13 - 19

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Stormwater/Erosion Control
April 9, 2020

The organizers of Forsyth Creek Week, which was canceled last month due to the coronavirus pandemic, are holding a "virtual" Creek Week from April 13 – 19 with videos and activities posted on ForsythCreekWeek.org.

Online "events" include a creek crawl in Silas Creek, a frog walk at Ivey Redmon Sports Complex, water trivia for adults and kids, a stormwater solutions webinar presented by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Forsyth County Center, a list of outdoor activities for families and more.

Creek Week lead organizer Hanna Miller, the senior community educator for Winston-Salem’s Stormwater/Erosion Control Division, says that the virtual Creek Week activities offer an alternative means of accomplishing Creek Week’s goal. "Forsyth Creek Week is all about getting people to appreciate our local waterways," Miller said. "Even though we cannot be physically leading people on our events, they can still get a taste of what Creek Week is all about. And we think that families will find the page with activities especially useful given the circumstances.

"We also want to give a shout-out to our Creek Week sponsors, starting with North State Environmental, our presenting sponsor. They were all very supportive when we announced last month that we had to cancel Creek Week, and have said they will be back to support us next year."

Also sponsoring Creek Week are Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities, Forsyth County Soil and Water Conservation District, Green Resource LLC, Stantec, HDR Inc., Hayward Industries Inc., the Foothills Chapter of the Sierra Club, WithersRavenel, Battery Watering Technologies, Freese & Nichols and Hanes Geocomponents.           

Forsyth Creek Week is a county-wide initiative organized by the Winston-Salem Stormwater/Erosion Control Division, the town of Kernersville, the village of Clemmons, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Forsyth County Center, Winston-Salem DOT, Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks, Winston-Salem Human Relations, Forsyth County Public Libraries, Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection, The town of Lewisville, Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful, Bee City USA, Forsyth Audubon, the Gateway Nature Preserve, Kaleideum, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Piedmont Environmental Alliance, Piedmont Land Conservancy, Reynolda Gardens, the N.C. Sierra Club Foothills Group, and Yadkin Riverkeeper.

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