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 Friends of Sligo Creek
 PO Box 11572
 Takoma Park, MD

Our semi-annual Sweep the Creek is set for April 13 and 14, and we hope you're set for it too. This is our way of helping to keep Sligo Creek Park clean for you--please volunteer to be a part of that effort.
- Posted Mar 21

  • Tour Bioswales, Wetlands & More March 30
  • Explore Nature in Long Branch April 7
  • Spring Sweep The Creek April 13-14
  • Grant for Condo Stormwater Project
- Posted Mar 20

A big THANK YOU to all our supporters. Your donations in 2018 increased by 40 percent! Your hard-earned money has allowed us to: print English-language brochures and *new* for 2018, Spanish-language brochures; pay for water quality testing supplies; pay for room rentals for our presentations; maintain our kiosks along Sligo Creek; and most critically this past year, developing our new website, to launch later this year. We couldn't do this and more without your help.
- Posted Mar 5

and unfortunately it's not something to cheer about. Check out the above link for events in the DC area (and beyond), or visit the USDA's main portal to get more information about this important issue.
- Posted Feb 26

If you missed our discussion on Feb 21 with two representatives from the MNCPPC on the Beltway widening, you can watch our livestream of the event, or download the 6 page slideshow given, by visiting our calendar.
- Posted Feb 24

Thanks to the more than 40 people who came out to clean up this portion of Section 4. Almost 40 bags of trash & recyclables were collected. Special shout-out to Girl Scout Troop 34023!
- Posted Feb 17

  • Beltway Expansion Talk Feb. 21
  • Help Boy Scout with Bat Project
  • Pepco to Plant Trees along Sligo
  • Welcome New Board Members
  • Recent Nature Sightings in Sligo
- Posted Jan 30

Join other members of your community for a "day on, not a day off." The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. Visit the MNCPPC website for a list of cleanups taking place along Sligo Creek and other nearby parks and waterways.
- Posted Jan 12

Protect Sligo Creek From Excess Road Salt
With predictions of our first significant snowfall this winter, something you can do to help protect Sligo and neighboring MD waterways is call 311 if you see piles of salt and/or sand on roads left by county trucks. The county is supposed to respond quickly to remove the piles. If that doesnít work, call your county council member. Itís a simple step that can be very helpful to keep damaging piles of salt and sand from washing into our streams.
- Posted Jan 11

Please check out a recent announcement from Montgomery County's Dept of Environmental Protection on what can be recycled--some non-recyclables are being placed in blue bins that are compromising their efforts.
- Posted Jan 11

Happy New Year!
Everyone at FOSC wishes you a wonderful 2019

Thanks to all our FOSC Supporters--we couldn't do it all without you! See what your support has allowed us to accomplish over the past year.
- Posted Nov 26

  • Learn About Sligo's Eels Nov. 14
  • Student Artists Paint Storm Drains
  • Trash to Cash at TP Folk Fest
  • Seeking New Board Members
  • Greater Yellowlegs in Sligo
- Posted Nov 9

A letter of gratitude from the FOSC President for everyone's wonderful efforts to keep Sligo Creek clean.
- Posted Oct 23

Join Montgomery County Parks staff on a bike ride of Champion Trees along the Sligo Creek watershed. Most trees are in the park or within a few blocks of it. RSVP Today! - Posted Oct 14

  • Champion Trees Tour Oct. 20
  • Street Garden Planting Oct. 21 (corrected date)
  • Learn About Sligo's Eels Nov. 14
  • Dorothy's Woods Finally Secured
  • Enjoy Festival del Rio Anacostia Oct.13
- Posted Oct 14

We'll soon be using flickr to post pictures of our activities. We've started by posting a few pics from last weekend's sweep. Thanks to all who came out and participated!
- Posted Oct 5

Carol Highlands (CH), located on the south side of New Hampshire Ave just below Section 1, has been added to our Sunday sweep sites. Welcome CH! - Posted Sept 28

It's that time of year again! Our bi-annual Sweep the Creek is Sept 29-30 this Fall. This is your opportunity to help keep your neighborhood creek clean of debris. All ages welcome (great for SSD credit!) - Posted Sept 17

  • Sweep the Creek (Sept 29-30)
  • Help FOSC at TP Folk Fest (Sept 16)
  • Champion Trees Tour (Oct 20)
  • 15 Fish Species in Sligo!
- Posted Sept 17

Join Caitlin Wall of the Potomac Conservancy, Eliza Cava of the Audubon Naturalist Society, and Kit Gage of FOSC on Tues Aug 28th for a discussion of how Ike Leggett changed rainwater projects in MC, much to the chagrin of many local environmentalists. More info in our latest newsletter (see the first story). - Posted August 21

The FOSC webmaster has finally caught up with all your terrific sightings! Be sure to check out several neat dragonflies (July 1st & 29th), a juvenile Yellow-Crowned Night Heron (that looks like it just fell out of bed--July 4), and a slew of wild flowers (July 1), along with other great sightings. Keep 'em coming! - Posted August 12

  • Stormwater Drama and Intrigue on Aug 28
  • "Happy Trails" to Ann Hoffnar
  • New Kiosk Team Gets Started
  • FOSC Gets Water Quality Grant
  • Less Mowing along Parkway for Pollinators
- Posted July 30

Read the latest from Corinne on FOSC happenings.
- Posted July 21

Be on the lookout for this aggressive new plant threat from Asia. In addition to the HGIC link given in the title, a good article on the pest can be found in the Washington Post.
- Posted July 21

Think you know everything about rain gardens?
Check out this article for a little levity on the subject.
- Posted June 30

Female snapping turtles are heading up on land now to lay eggs. Only move a turtle if in danger of being hit by a car. For more information, check out the Nature Conservancy of Canada's YouTube video. - Posted May 31

  • Tour Sligo Meadow June 19
  • Art Contest Raises Storm Drain Awareness
  • Spring Sweep Draws 500+
  • Report Deer Fawns for Tracking
  • Follow Our Birds on eBird
- Posted May 31

The Three Oaks neighborhood has been given a grant to lower its impact on Sligo Creek and the broader watershed. The project will collect water runoff from asphalt and gutters and help it seep gradually into the soil, reducing pollutants going into storm drains.
- Posted May 23

Our bird walk this past weekend (5/5) went so well that David and Mary are hosting another this coming weekend (5/12). Please join them on their quest for birds.
- Posted May 7

A slew of sightings have come in the past few weeks--have you seen a Black-and-White Warbler? - Posted May 4

Tired of seeing too much waste in your recycling bin, trash can, on area streets, or along Sligo Creek? Learn how to live "low waste" by attending a FREE workshop sponsored by the City of Takoma Park°«s Neighborhood Services Division. - Posted Apr 23

Watch one person's efforts to keep our creek clean. Your own effort to dispose of trash properly and/or lead your own mini-sweep like Galen's makes an impact.
- Posted Apr 8

  • Bats and "Inspiration Works" April 10
  • Sweep The Creek is April 21-22
  • Bird Outing May 5
  • Folleto en Espa√Īol para FOSC
  • Spring Beauty and the Bee
- Posted Apr 3

Ensure your Montgomery County Reps continue existing programs to keep our local streams clean.
- Posted Mar 22

We couldn't do it without you...really! Your help is greatly appreciated during our bi-annual Sweep The Creek.
- Posted Mar 21

If you have not yet joined Amazon Smile and planned to make any purchases on Amazon this month, please consider joining and choosing FOSC as your charity. Through March 31st, they will donate 1.5% of your purchase price to us, rather than the usual 0.5%. Thanks!
- Posted Mar 12

  • Bat Talk at Inspiration Works April 10
  • Sweep The Creek is April 21-22
  • 200 Trees and Shrubs to Be Planted
  • Share Your Nature Sightings
  • Sligo's Invisible Flowers
- Posted Mar 12

  • Tour the Sligo Gorge March 3
  • Volunteer Needed for Program Hospitality
  • Grant for Stormwater Control
  • Love on a Lek for Valentine's Day
- Posted Feb 6

Enter your original artwork into Montgomery County's Storm Drain Art Contest. Beautify your neighborhood while educating the community with your environmental message. Feb 16th deadline.
- Posted Jan 22

A big ThAnKs! to everyone who came out to remove invasive plants and pick up trash in Sligo Creek Park. Check out the excellent photos taken by the MCNPPC photographer Tony Ventouris.
- Posted Jan 22

Please consider supporting the
Friends of Sligo Creek in our efforts to protect and improve Sligo Creek Park and its surrounding watershed.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Want to be more involved in your community? Consider volunteering with FOSC. Meet your neighbors, improve your surroundings,
enhance your skill set.


Saturday Mar 30: 9-11am
Join Greg in his monthly outing to reduce invasive plants along Sligo Creek.

Saturday Mar 30: 10am-noon
Join reps from MCNPPC for a walking tour along Sligo Creek to see the stormwater projects between Rt 29 & the Beltway.

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