Forsyth Creek Week returns for 2024

Published 12:10 am Thursday, February 29, 2024

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CLEMMONS — March has finally hit the calendar and that means Forsyth Creek Week is back for a fun-filled nine days of an assortment of events all throughout Forsyth County running from March 16-24.

Forsyth Creek Week, which is now entering its twelfth year, is an annual chance to celebrate our local waterways through fun and informative activities.

The village of Clemmons has been heavily involved with this event for the past 11 years, with some popular activities from years pasts returning again this year, including Operation Medicine Drop, Family Fishing Fun and the Shoreline Vegetative Kit Giveaways. Clemmons will kick off the event with the Clemmons Creek Week Cleanup, where groups can pre-register that are interested in working together to clean up creeks/streams in their neighborhoods over the weekend of Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 17.

If you don’t live near a stream, Clemmons will assign you a road to clean up. Individuals and/or groups can pre-register online at or with the Clemmons Stormwater Department at 336-766-9170.

Please have requests submitted no later than 9 a.m. Friday, March 16, if you would like to participate. Requests received after that time unfortunately cannot be processed.

Family Fishing Fun will be back, combined with the Creek Week Jamboree. Numerous groups that help organize Forsyth Creek Week will be at Village Point Lake, offering some fun fishing and water activities. The fishing license requirement is waived for the event, and the event will run from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. There will be something for everyone, including local food trucks to help curb that hunger, and bait to purchase for those hungry fish in Village Point Lake. Parking for this event will be at Morgan Elementary School.

Operation Medicine Drop, will be happening again on Monday, March 18 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fire Station 14 on James Street, with cooperation from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Inmar Intelligence. Over the years, this event has helped responsibly remove hundreds of pounds of unused and expired medications from households in the area. Bring your unused/expired medication for proper/safe disposal (for households only).

Clemmons Stormwater is also partnering with the town of Kernersville and the town of Lewisville in distributing free shoreline garden vegetation kits for streambanks on Wednesday, March 20, and Thursday, March 21. Kits will be available for pickup in either Clemmons, Lewisville or Kernersville. Participants must sign up to receive their kit as there are limited supplies. Any walk ups who do not pre-register, will be turned away.

Each participant will receive a kit with a variety of plugs of vegetation and instructions on how to plant them along stream banks. People can sign up for a kit either through the Forsyth Creek Week’s website or on the village of Clemmons webpage. Limited supply will be available at all locations.

Forsyth Creek Week is fortunate to have the support from local municipalities, organizations, and a number of local sponsors to help sponsor these events, with North State Environmental as the presenting sponsor. For those of you looking at what else will be available throughout Forsyth County, the full sponsors list and the calendar of events can be found at With more than 90 events listed on the calendar, we are sure there is something for everyone. There is a bass fishing tournament, documentary series/movies, nature walks, bike rides, trivia nights, lunch and learns, cleanups, and library programs just to name a few.  Come join your community in celebrating the waterways that help make our community thrive.