Outdoors Briefs

Wade into Creek Week

A lineup of family-friendly activities in Haywood County will encourage people to be active watershed citizens during Creek Week 2021, coming July 24-30. 

• Littles in the River, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Fines Creek Community Center. Join Base Camp on the Go and Haywood Waterways for a fun day of games and activities during this drop-in event. 

• Littles in the River, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Junaluska Elementary School in Waynesville. Join Base Camp on the Go and Haywood Waterways for a fun day of games and activities during this drop-in event. 

• Streambank Stabilization Tour, 1-3 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Vance Street Park in Waynesville. During this drop-in event, take a guided tour of the Shelton Branch Stream Restoration Project with Haywood Waterways Association Executive Director Eric Romaniszyn. 

• Rain Barrel Workshop, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, July 29, in Haywood County. All materials will be provided for attendees to make their own upcycled rain barrel for home use. Space limited. RSVP by July 27 to Mia McDowell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.476.4667, ext. 12. 

• Creek Cleanup, 9-10 a.m. Friday, July 30, at Haywood Community College. All equipment will be provided for this pickup along HCC’s waterways. Space limited. RSVP by July 28 to Mia McDowell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.476.4667, ext. 12. 

Organized by Haywood Waterways Association. www.haywoodwaterways.org

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