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Walnut Creek Wetland Community Partnership

The Walnut Creek Wetland Community Partnership is a group of individuals from varying backgrounds who come together to share and discuss issues affecting nature and people in and around the Walnut Creek Wetlands in Raleigh, NC. Partners work together to identify and implement opportunities that support healthy ecosystems and healthy communities. The WCWCP is committed to working on local issues by engaging the local community and partners, and by developing action-based solutions. We are always interested to hear from and to work with community members to address concerns, and to implement ideas.

Walnut Creek Watershed Action

A dynamic watershed plan tool that helps identify improvement projects, create improvement plans and track improvement throughout the watershed.


An area of land that contains a common set of streams and rivers that all drain into a single large body of water such as a river, lake or ocean.

Wetlands are low lying lands that collect water, have soggy soil, and provide homes to a variety of plants and animals. Wetlands act as sponges and filters, helping to control flooding and provide clean water. The Walnut Creek Wetlands help to remove pollution and reduce flooding from the runoff that flows from downtown Raleigh and upstream communities. The Rochester Heights neighborhood is adjacent to the wetlands, and partially within the 100-year floodplain.

To learn more about the wetland’s history visit  Partners for Environmental Justice or Walnut Creek Wetland Park


We step up to the table with our individual motivations, gifts, talents, and humility, seeking to share those in a place we care about, with people we care about. We invite residents and organizations that are active in the community to join us.


The Walnut Creek Wetland Community Partnership (WCWCP) formed in 2014 by residents and organizations who were interested or working in the community surrounding the Walnut Creek wetlands in SE Raleigh. The group was formed to create a space for individuals from varying backgrounds to come together to discuss and manage the wetlands.