Friends of Sligo Creek
 PO Box 11572
 Takoma Park, MD

Patton Stephens reports the results of the work of 307 volunteers in cleaning up Sligo Creek.
- posted Oct 3
Ever spot pollution in the Creek and not know what to do? Our Water WatchDog Program may be able to help. We have just created a Water Pollution ID Card, funded by a Chesapeake Bay Trust Grant, along with the County's Department of Environmental Protection. Please take a card when you're cleaning up the Creek this weekend. Then, when you spot pollution, send an email and a photo to the County's water detectives at: After hours and on weekends, call the Park Police, too (301-949-3010). And, please blog your report on FoSC's Water WatchDog Action Log.
- posted Sep 24
Pat Ratkowski supplies the latest monitoring of four outfalls along Sligo
- posted Sep 16
"FoSC Logo Framed by Spider Web in Signbox" by Steven Fine
- posted Sep 14
  • Fall Sweep Sept. 26-27
  • Sligo Middle Hosts Event
  • Sligo Bird Outing Oct. 24
  • New Sites of Invasive Plant
  • Our Longest-Traveling Birds
- posted Sept 9
Clair Garman reports on red water discharging from an outfall at New Hampshire Ave. Updated with a response from Gretchen Ekstrom, Department of Environmental Protection
- updated Aug 24
Amazon Smile provides a way for shoppers to designate an authorized charity, e.g. FoSC, to receive .5% of the value of purchases from Amazon.
- posted Aug 11
A new map shows Montgomery County's Stream Quality Conditions
- posted July 31
Maria Schmit, with the assistance of Anne Vorce, has documented another muddy runoff from the Chelsea town construction site.
Previous incident on June 27
- posted Jul 2
Kit Gage looks at the performance of new stormwater facilities in Sligo Park Hills during the recent rainstorms.
- posted Jul 1
Anne Vorce and Stephanie Subramanian report water laden with concrete and asphalt dumped in storm drain at Silver Spring Transit Center
- posted Jun 29
Kit Gage reports on this diesel spill into Sligo Creek.
- posted Jun 20
Mike Smith has contributed this addition to the FoSC Plants page. - posted June 15
Ann Hobbs reports files a Sligo Water Watchdog report.
- posted Jun 11
Judy Treible files a Sligo Water Watchdog report about the continuing problem of foam in our waterways.
- posted Jun 2
A short, interesting piece about her legacy has been added to our Rachel Carson page, kindness of author David Haskell (of The Forest Unseen fame: his year-long watch of a square yard of Tennessee forest). Enjoy!
- posted May 27
Citizen Reports and Water WatchDog Citizen Reports Pour In
Please help !
Foam tower sighted at Maple Avenue
Sunday morning May 17

- posted May 18
Mike Laugherty files a Sligo Water Watchdog report of cloudy water in Long Branch on Sat, May 16
- posted May 18
Keith Kozloff documents another walk to a less often seen section of Sligo Creek.
- posted May 13
Anne Vorce files a Sligo Water Watchdog report that reinforces Paul Dery's report of April 15.
- posted May 6


Sat, Oct 24, 8-10am
Dallas Ave parking lot

Join local birder Mary Singer to look for some of our winter residents, such as woodpeckers, wrens, cardinals, titmice, chickadees, and hawks.
Wed, Oct 28, 3:30pm
Dennis Ave & Sligo Pkwy

Learn to remove non-native invasive plants in this Montgomery Parks class.
For more information

Search Web Site