Special to Iredell Free News

The Town of Mooresville will host its second annual Creek Week March 4-9.

The Town’s Stormwater Division is working with various town departments as well as local businesses, organizations, and agencies to offer a week full of fun and engaging events for kids, teens, and adults.

Creek Week events include tours of the Water Treatment Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant, guided hikes at Mooresville parks, trivia at a local brewery, kid activities at the Main Library and West Branch Library, and conversations with the Catawba Riverkeeper and Yadkin Riverkeeper.

Back by popular demand, residents can get rid of unwanted household items and recycle electronics for free during the Community Clean Up! From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at Bellingham Park (1600 Bellingham Drive, Mooresville), Benfield Sanitation and Southern Environmental will be on site to collect the unwanted items. TVs, computers, filing cabinets, and similar items can be dropped off. Please note, hazardous chemicals, paints, and tires will not be accepted.

Along with the Community Clean Up, there is a full lineup of activities and events on Saturday, March 9, at Bellingham Park, including a Touch-A-Truck with town vehicles and equipment, technical workshops, educational activity booths and volunteer opportunities.

“We added more events for various ages this year to help educate our community about why it’s important to keep our water as clean as possible,” said Marissa Houston, stormwater program manager. “This year, we incorporated more Town departments and a local brewery to expand our events and better reach our residents – young and old.”

Registration is required for certain events, including the Guided Hike at Mazeppa Road Park and the guided tours at the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants. View all activities, event information, and register at MooresvilleNC.gov/CreekWeek.