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Community Hero Award

Montgomery Civic Federation recognized Kathleen Samiy and Anne Vorce with the Community Hero Award for creating the Friends of Sligo Creek’s “Water WatchDog” system. Ed Murtagh was also present representing FoSC and as a supporter of the Water WatchDog Program.
Carol Ann Barth, President of Civic Federation, presented the award.
(left to right) Ed Murtagh, Kathleen Samiy, Anne Vorce, and Carol Ann Barth

Our Water Watchdog Partners

Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery County Maryland
Steve Martin and his team — Gretchen Ekstrom , Alex Torrella, Dan McCann,
Susan Allen, Peter Dilima, Christine Nouri
With the strong support of Bob Hoyt, the head of DEP
Stan Edwards (Steve’s direct boss), Meo Curtis and Pam Parker
“I am fortunate to have a staff that is passionate about the environment and eager to make a difference when it comes to water pollution issues. This is truly a public-private partnership that works. Given our limited number of staff we rely on citizens to help be our eyes and ears in the field.”

- Steve Martin, DEP, on the Water WatchDog Partnership

Department of Environmental Protection has put out a
press release saluting its partnership with FOSC and the
Sligo Creek community.