There are plenty of opportunities during Guilford Creek Week where you can get out in nature, recreate and learn a bit as well. Click on the events below to learn more!
Don’t forget to check out our Cleanup Events!
Saturday, June 5
LAKE SHORE TRAIL WALK (two events)
- Piedmont Environmental Center, 1220 Penny Rd, High Point
- 10a.m.-12p.m. and 1p.m.-3p.m.
- Registration: Call 336-833-8531 to register or visit https://www.highpointnc.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Piedmont-Environmental-Center-18 for more information.
- Discover the plants and animals that like the wet and wild side of life as we walk along the Bill Faver Lake Shore Trail. We will get up close to a beaver lodge, dip our nets to collect bugs, fish and tadpoles and scan the shoreline for herons, ducks and kingfishers. Families are encouraged to participate together! Participants need to dress for outdoor adventures. Register with Piedmont Environmental Center $3/person; free for children under 4. Call 336-833-8531 to register or visit https://www.highpointnc.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Piedmont-Environmental-Center-18 for more information.
WETLAND TREASURE: RICHARDSON-TAYLOR WETLAND WALKING TOUR
- 300 Plainfield Road, Greensboro, NC 27455 GPS Coordinates: 36.179637, -79.805772
- 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
- Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-wetland-treasure-richardson-taylor-wetland-walking-tour-tickets-150793207543
- Please join us for a walking tour to learn about the wetlands at Richardson-Taylor Preserve. This Carolina Wetlands Association Wetland Treasure site is located in the upper watershed of Jordan Lake water supply which makes these wetlands especially important for water quality protection and water supply for hundreds of thousands of community members. The tour will be led by Tristan Bailey, Marketing and Special Events Coordinator and will be 1 ½ to 2 hours long, and is limited to 10 participants.
- It is recommended that participants wear sturdy water shoes, bring water, snacks, bug repellent, binoculars (optional) and come prepared for any weather. Social distance measures will be adhered to during the tour.
WETLAND HIKE AT HAW RIVER STATE PARK
- Haw River State Park, 339 Conference Center Dr, Browns Summit
- 9a.m. to 10a.m.
- Registration: Please contact the park to register: by voicemail inbox (336-342-6163 ext. 503).
- Come celebrate Guilford Creek Week and National Trails Day by taking an exploratory one-mile hike of the watery ecosystems of Haw River State Park! You will learn about the functions and ecology of a riverine wetland, plus enjoy plant ID and wildlife anecdotes with Ranger Lindsey along the way!
- Please contact the park to register: by voicemail inbox (336-342-6163 ext. 503). Space is limited.
- Please pack bug spray and close-toed walking shoes for this adventure.
Saturday, June 12
URBAN STREAM WALK AND RIVER WATCH TRAINING WITH UNCG’S DR. PRASKIEVICZ AND HAW RIVER KEEPER EMILY SUTTON
- Lake Daniel Park
- 9:30a.m. lecture open to the public with UNCG professor Dr. Praskiezicz
- 10:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. River Watch training with Haw Riverkeeper Emily Sutton
- Registration required at: https://forms.gle/Q7s4LNT9C4dzLQjh9
- Questions and registration is directed to Guilfordcreekweek@gmail.com
- Come learn about the stream assessment work that was completed at North Buffalo Creek by UNCG students in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability. Dr. Praskievicz will discuss the physical habitat and water quality of urban streams and demonstrate the equipment used to perform the assessments. This talk will be followed by a training on the River Watch Program. To learn more about the River Watch Program and how to become a volunteer please contact Emily Sutton at email@example.com for inquiries about River Watch and visit: http://hawriver.org/projects/stream-monitoring/ for more information. For questions about the overall program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org