Other Water Quality Related Surveys and Activities

Bibliography of Publications Related to Sligo Creek

A listing of studies and reports related to Sligo Creek

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

Starting in January 2011, the Center for Watershed Protection investigated outfalls in the Montgomery County part of Sligo Creek for illegal discharges by looking for flows in dry weather. On July 20th, Lori Lilly of the Center made a presentation at a Friends of Sligo Creek program meeting describing their findings and recommendations to the Montgomery County government.

DEP Assessment for Wheaton Branch and Main Stem

On July 2, 2004, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection did this brief study of Wheaton Branch and the Main Stem of Sligo Creek.

Science Fair Projects

The Friends of Sligo Creek Water Quality Committee encourages students and interested people to study Sligo Creek and share their findings. One way to do this is through science fair projects. Here are some science fair projects that have been done relating to Sligo Creek:

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Project

A project through the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in which native aquatic plants are grown at home and then planted in the Potomac River.

World Water Monitoring Day

Friends of Sligo Creek has participated in World Water Monitoring Day and plans to do so again.

WSSC and Sligo Creek

It is widely recognized that among the problems facing Sligo Creek are sewer pipes adjacent to the creek leaking sewage into the water. Evidence for this can be seen in the Stream Corridor Assessment survey. The agency responsible for maintaining these sewer pipes is the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

The Clean Water Act and Sligo Creek

A record of Sligo Creek's history of being listed as a biologically impaired stream.