Friends of Sligo Creek
 PO Box 11572
 Takoma Park, MD

Pat Ratkowski, our Water Quality chair, updates on the cause of the illicit detergent discharges into the Brashears Run tributary of Sligo Creek near Maple Avenue.
- posted May 22
Pat Ratkowski, our Water Quality chair, posts the amount of fecal bacteria present at several different locations in Sligo Creek for May 2016.
- posted May 22
Pat Ratkowski supplies the latest monitoring of four outfalls along Sligo
- posted May 21
  • Tour Sligo's Grandest Trees May 21
  • Water Quality Events May 22 & June 12
  • Spring Sweepers Brave Rain
  • New Meadow Planted
  • Sligo Middle Wins National Green Award
  • Share Your Nature Sightings!
- posted May 16
has been awarded this year's Wayne Goldstein Award by the Montgomery County Civic Federation. According to the MCCF:
  • This award recognizes outstanding public service contributions by an individual or group in Montgomery County.
  • Instituted in 1984 by The Journal Newspaper, it was called “The Journal Cup” until 1998, when The Gazette Newspaper assumed sponsorship.
  • In 2010, it was renamed in honor of MCCF Past President Wayne Goldstein, who passed away in 2009.
The award ceremony will be on June 9th. Past recipients are listed on the MCCF website. Additional information. RSVP by May 31.
- posted May 13
Patrick Harwood, Montgomery County Horticulturalist, board certified arborist, Presentation to Friends of Sligo Creek on May 10, 2016
- posted May 12
Council of Governments (COG) has created an interactive map showing views of the trails of the Anacostia River, including Sligo Creek
- posted May 6
Patton Stephens, Litter Committee chair, reports the results from the latest Sweep the Creek event.
- posted May 5
Ross Campbell filed a report of muddy water at Brunett Ave and Sligo. WSSC dispatched a crew to 9619 Brunett Ave for a broken water main.
- posted May 4

- posted Apr 26

- posted Apr 26
Anne Vorce uses a March 30 Sligo Water Watchdog report to illustrate best and worst practices by a WSSC contractor.
- posted Apr 23
Susan Claffey files a Sligo Water Watchdog report.
- posted Apr 20
Michael Laugherty files a Sligo Water Watchdog report about water from a construction site flowing into Long Branch.
- posted Apr 19
This Smithsonian magazine article features Meghan Fellows (outgoing Weed Warrior director at Parks), Carole Bergmann of Parks, and Jim Anderson of FOSC, and of course our Sligo Creek. Great pictures.
- posted Mar 17
Sat, Apr 23, and Sun, Apr 24, in fourteen creek sections
- updated Mar 18
George Neighbors reports green water in Sligo at Park Valley Road. Anne Vorce reports the cause of the green water.
- updated Mar 8


Sat, Jun 4
Park Headquarters, Brunett Ave

6 mile, 18 stop tour of champion trees led
by Joe Howard
Postponed from May 21 by rain. 301-653-5343
Weed Warriors - Section 7

Sat, May 28, 9-11am
Parking lot
Just upstream from
Forest Glen Road

Wear long sleeves and long pants. We meet regardless of the temperature, but do not meet if it is raining.
Sun, Jun 12

Ride with us or at your own pace along our streams from the Sligo headwaters to Bladensburg Waterfront Park and a pontoon ride. Register for pontoon ride with

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