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Creek ReLeaf Program
​​Thank you volunteers for your help with the 2015 tree planting events! On November 14, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) and TreesCharlotte partnered on their first event. Forty (40) volunteers planted 80 tree seedlings and fifteen (15) 7-gallon potted trees along McMullen Creek in the Forest Heights Neighborhood in Charlotte. On November 21, Creek ReLeaf held its annual tree planting event. Nearly 300 volunteers planted 700 tree seedlings along Irwin Creek in the Clanton Road Neighborhood in Charlotte. ​
Since 2008, volunteers have planted nearly 13,000 tree seedlings in Charlotte-Mecklenburg's Briar Creek, Irwin Creek,  Little Sugar Creek, McDowell Creek, and Rocky River watersheds

By reforesting areas adjacent to our stream network we are able to reduce both the volume of runoff and the amount of pollution and sediment that enters our stream network. Trees reduce erosion by stabilizing the soil and provide much needed shade to the stream channel, which reduces the water temperature during the summer allowing temperature sensitive aquatic organisms to flourish.

​Creek ReLeaf is a collaborative effort of CMSWS, the Charlotte Public Tree Fund, the Center for Sustainability at Central Piedmont Community College, the Sierra Club-Central Piedmont Group, dedicated volunteers, and financial supporters to plant trees in riparian areas (floodplains and stream buffers) of Mecklenburg County.

Join us for our next annual Creek ReLeaf event on Saturday, November 19, 2016! Register for this event.​

For more information on tree planting events contact:​​

David Caldwell  ​
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services
Environmental Supervisor