Follow @Friends_SligoCr


 Friends of Sligo Creek
 PO Box 11572
 Takoma Park, MD
      20913

FOSC's own Jim Anderson was named Volunteer of the Year by the Montgomery County Recreation and Parks Advisory Board, in recognition of Jim's more than 4,000 hours of service to Sligo Creek Park. Congrats to Jim for this impressive feat!
- Posted July 19
More than 70 cyclists rode the length of Sligo Creek (~12 miles one way) on June 6th for our second Bike Ride for Clean Water.
- Posted July 19
See the big impacts stormwater management projects in the Dennis Ave area have had for water quality and aquatic life.
- Posted July 16
Silver Spring Cares creates a way to easily engage with a robust network of Silver Spring nonprofits that serve our community. Whether you are looking to donate items, donate funds, or donate your time, Silver Spring Cares is a destination for information on the needs of our neighbors and how you can help. FOSC is now a Silver Spring Cares charity.
- posted July 8
  • Rachel Carson Talk July 11
  • Jim Anderson is Volunteer of the Year
  • Kemp Mill Urban Park Reopens
  • 70 Bikers Ride for Clean Water
- posted July 8
Corinne Stephens, FoSC President, sends her mid-year greetings to our wonderful members.
- posted July 7
Pat Ratkowski, our Water Quality chair, supplies the latest monitoring of 4 sites along Sligo.
- posted June 12
Pat Ratkowski, our Water Quality chair, posts the amount of fecal bacteria present at several different locations in Sligo Creek for June 2017.
- posted June 12
Find out about a pilot project to improve the water quality in Sligo Creek.
- Posted June 12
  • Bike Ride & Water WatchDogs June 4
  • Wildflower Walk June 10
  • Rachel Carson Talk July 11
  • Spanish Language Outing May 20
  • Birders Find 32 Species
- posted May 30
Please join us for our bike ride from the Sligo Creek headwaters to the Bladensburg Waterfront Park.
- Posted May 11
  • Bird Outing May 6
  • Spanish Language Outing May 20
  • Weed Warrior Training May 17
  • Bike Ride for Clean Water June 4
  • Spring Sweepers Brave Rain
  • Meadow Gets 350 More Plants
  • Wetland Restoration in Kemp Mill
  • Rare Storm Downs Trees
- posted May 10
Heavy silting of Bennington Tributary spotted May 8th.
- Posted May 10
Concrete wash spotted during April 2 Water WatchDog Workshop; DEP inspector summoned.
- Posted May 10
Pat Ratkowski, our Water Quality chair, supplies the latest monitoring of 4 sites along Sligo.
- posted May 1
Pat Ratkowski, our Water Quality chair, posts the amount of fecal bacteria present at several different locations in Sligo Creek for April 2016.
- posted May 1
Wildflowers are everywhere, as well as birds such as the Hooded Merganser and Heron. Take a stroll through Sligo Creek Park to make your own discoveries!
- Posted Apr 25
Anne Vorce reports cloudy water in Sligo near the Bennington Tributary.
- Posted Apr 17
Help Us Clean the Creek! Sat & Sun, Apr 22-23.
Attn: Section 8 is not participating this weekend.
- Posted Apr 15
A whole lotta sightings going on! An Egret, Northern Harrier, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, wrestling Male Red-winged Blackbirds, two lightning bugs (incredibly early), two mating American Toads, and more!
- Posted Apr 15
  • Meadow Planting April 13
  • Spring Sweep Apr 22-23
  • Bird Outing May 6
  • 2nd Annual Sligo Bike Ride June 4
- posted Apr 15
An Eastern Meadowlark, Brown Creeper, Phoebe, Yellow Crown Night Heron, Golden Crown Kinglets, and two Pileated Woodpeckers (an active week in the park!)
- Posted Mar 29
A Yellow Crowned Night Heron & Barred Owl
- Posted Mar 22
The hunt for amphibians is on! Expert herpetologist
Dr. George Middendorf leads us on our quest.
- Posted Mar 21
The 2016 financial statement for FOSC is now available for your review.
- Posted Mar 12
  • Bee Expert Sam Droege Mar 21
  • Search for Amphibians Mar 25
  • Water WatchDog Training Apr 2
  • Outing on Tree ID Draws Crowd
  • Sweep the Creek Apr 22-23
  • Website User Survey Results
  • White & Black Mica in Sligo
- posted Mar 8
Andy Driscoll from M-NCPPC has graciously provided us his Feb 21st presentation on tree care.
- Posted Mar 8
Just south of Wayne along Sligo Creek
- Posted Mar 8
Spotted in the evening on March 1 & 2 near Brunett & Sligo
- Posted Mar 8
Bald Eagle, Eastern Comma Butterfly, Shepherd's purse in flower, Canadian Geese, and another Belted Kingfisher sighting.
- Posted Feb 26
Spotted ~noon Feb 8th in the playground just south of Colesville Road.
- Posted Feb 9
  • Winter Tree ID Walk Feb 5
  • Tree Care Talk Feb 21
  • Water WatchDog Events Feb 27 & Mar 4
  • Sligo and the Bay Cleanup under Trump
  • Bee Expert Sam Droege Mar 21
- posted Feb 3
A fox heard calling ~8pm Friday night in the Sligo Woods neighborhood.
- Posted Jan 29
A healthy/vigorous-looking red fox sighted in Sligo Woods neighborhood.
- Posted Jan 24
Montgomery County Parks staff photographer Marilyn Stone joined us on our Sligo Creek MLK workday January 16.
- Posted Jan 21
  • Learn About Tree Care, Feb 21
  • Take a Quick Survey about our Website
  • President Kit Gage Steps Down
  • Reforestation Sites Need Adoption
  • Junco's Sex Ration in Sligo
- posted Jan 21
Sally Taber reports muddy water in Sligo downstream from the Maple Ave stream.
- Posted Jan 16
Pat Ratkowski, our Water Quality chair, supplies the latest monitoring of 5 sites along Sligo.
- posted Jan 4
Pat Ratkowski, our Water Quality chair, posts the amount of fecal bacteria present at several different locations in Sligo Creek for December 2016.
- posted Jan 4
Pat Ratkowski continues his investigation into the source of the detergent discharge into Sligo Creek at Maple Ave. Pat is joined underground in his quest by DEP Environmental Supervisor Steve Martin, DEP Environmental Specialist Alex Torrella, and Greg Harless of Stormwater Maintenance & Consulting.
- posted Jan 3

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.

Events


Saturday July 29, 8am-10am
Sligo Creek

Tuesday Sept 19, 7:30-9pm
Hannah Seligmann of the Alice Ferguson Foundation explains the far-ranging impacts trash cleanups have for our community.




Search Web Site