Registration for 2023 is currently closed. Next year, the event will be on November 23rd and registration will open in February, 2024.
WHAT IS CREEK RELEAF?
The Creek ReLeaf Program is a collaborative effort of the Charlotte Public Tree Fund, Charlotte Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, and our dedicated volunteers and financial supporters to plant trees in riparian areas (floodplain and stream buffers) of Mecklenburg County.
Creek ReLeaf 2023 will occur on November 18th from 9am to noon and is CLOSED for registration. There will be one planting site this year in Charlotte along the new section of the Long Creek Greenway near the intersection of NorthLake Center Parkway and WT Harris Blvd.
WHAT WE DO
Leveraging contributions from our donors and partners, we purchase trees and organize volunteer tree planting events at select sites throughout the Mecklenburg County area. The sites are specifically selected to improve air and water quality, tree canopy, and wildlife habitat. Our volunteers make this possible by planting seedlings and installing weed mats, tree tubes and fiberglass stakes which protect each new tree from weed growth, flooding and deer browsing.
Through year end 2022 we have planted 23,935 trees through Creek ReLeaf and some earlier predecessor programs. We have engaged volunteers in giving 15,185 hours of community service and have also educated 5,340 volunteers on the value of trees to improve air quality, water quality and habitat. Our reforestation efforts thus far have resulted in large scale tree plantings along Irwin Creek, Stewart Creek, Briar Creek, McDowell Creek, Little Sugar Creek, the Catawba River, the Rocky River and in several public parks and along greenways.