Friends of Sligo Creek
 PO Box 11572
 Takoma Park, MD

Ann Hobbs and Michael C. Smith report heavy red muddy water at Windham Lane & Sligo
- updated Jul 27
to County Council on Bill 28-16 endorsing the bill to facilitate use of Food Compost on Turf.
- posted July 17
FOSC Board asks Montgomery County for comprehensive plan to improve upper Wheaton Branch.
- posted July 14
  • Meet County Council Members
  • Dozens Bike Sligo
  • Champion Trees Tour
  • New Annotated Map of Sligo
- posted July 13
Anne Vorce and Kathleen Samiy report on this bike tour from Sligo Creek's Headwaters to the Anacostia River - and Back. You might want to do the ride yourself!
- posted June 30
Dana Best reports on muddy water near Kemp Mill shopping center.
- posted Jun 30
Pat Ratkowski supplies the latest monitoring of three outfalls along Sligo
- posted June 30
Pat Ratkowski, our Water Quality chair, posts the amount of fecal bacteria present at several different locations in Sligo Creek for June 2016.
- posted June 30
Anne Vorce reports that Bennington Branch is bad again today.
- posted Jun 13
Isolde Spiegel reports cloudy water again in Bennington Tributary.
- posted Jun 10
Rhonda Kranz has provided four files displaying the results and comparing bee surveys done in Sligo in 2013 and 2014.
- posted Jun 8
Pat Ratkowski, FoSC Water Quality chair, submits another blog posting about a water pollutant threat, dirt.
- posted Jun 6
Anne Voce reports on a Sligo Water Watchdog report called in by Doug Taphouse. Something very slippery was spilled on Pershing Drive at the intersection of Mayfair Place - possibly brake fluid.
- posted Jun 3
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
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


Summer Nature Walk
with Matt Cohen
9-11am, Sat, Aug 14
Parking lot at 125 Dale Dr
Learn to identify some of the more common trees, shrubs, and vines. Learn what's native vs. invasive as well as uses for people and for wildlife. Walking no more than .5 mi.

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