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About Creek Week


This year's Creek Week Cleanup is September 28th – October 6th, 2024!


Creek Week 2023 Recap

Check out the slideshow with statistics and photos below! 

2023 Creek Week Metrics and Stats.pdf

History of Creek Week

Creek Week started in 2014 when community members in the Fountain Creek Watershed District realized there was a major need for a community cleanup program. Witnessing the unsightly trash and debris negatively affecting our natural ecosystem and the species that call it home, Allison Schuch, now Executive Director, decided to take action. Determined to make a difference, she spearheaded the creation of Creek Week.

What began as a small community effort has since blossomed into something extraordinary. Creek Week, a 9-day community improvement program, has grown to become the largest of its kind in the state. It has captured the hearts and dedication of thousands of volunteers who work tirelessly to beautify and protect our beloved home watershed.

Now, in 2024, we are celebrating Creek Week's 11th year with appreciation for those who have made Creek Week's success possible. This success is largely due to the passionate individuals who lend their time, energy, and expertise to helping make our home watershed a better place.

Our Mission - The Creek Week cleanup aims to bring the Fountain Creek Watershed communities together to foster the health of our local waterways for its citizens and wildlife alike. 

The Fountain Creek Watershed needs helping hands! 

It’s common for trash and debris to end up in waterways – clogging drainage systems, impacting wildlife, affecting water quality, and ruining the view of our natural landscapes.

Be part of the largest watershed-wide clean-up in the state of Colorado! Creek Week volunteers clean up litter along a creek, trail, park, or open space throughout the watershed. We’re inviting individuals and groups (families, clubs, schools, neighborhoods, etc.) to form a Creek Crew. Get outdoors, get active, and get busy creating positive change for your community and those living downstream.

Vision - To achieve and sustain a healthy Fountain Creek Watershed.

Creek Week 2023 in the News

Interested in joining or leading a Creek Week crew? Email us at!