Friends of Sligo Creek
 PO Box 11572
 Takoma Park, MD

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
  • Sweep Draws Hundreds
  • Talk on Urban Bees May 19
  • Visit Lower Sligo June 6
  • Herp Hunters Explore Ponds
- posted May 11
Anne Vorce files a Sligo Water Watchdog report that reinforces Paul Dery's report of April 15.
- posted May 6
Pat Ratkowski supplies the latest monitoring of four outfalls along Sligo - Park Ritchie
- posted May 1
Patton Stephens reports on the successful Spring 2015 Sweep
- posted Apr 29
Paul Dery files another Sligo Water Watchdog report.
- posted Apr 28
Anne Vorce has contributed a map provided by Steve Martin, the head of DEP’s water detectives who spearheads DEP’s investigations responding to the Water WatchDog pollution reports. (4MB PDF file)
- posted Apr 2
Anne Vorce files another Sligo Water Watchdog report.
- posted Mar 30
Keith Kozloff, the new steward for Takoma Branch, documents a search for the path of Takoma Branch, perhaps the least used section of Sligo Creek.
- posted Mar 19
Carol Boston's masters project looks at 3 years of our Sightings in light of technology (48-page PDF). She will be present at next Wednesday's program, "Sligo: Inspiring Works."
Notations by Friends of Sligo Creek on Boston thesis (1-page PDF)
- updated Mar 13
Kit Gage reports a benefit of the WSSC sewer work in Sligo
- posted Feb 10
This article from the Feb 2015 newsletter updates the status of the WSSC sewer construction in Sligo.
- posted Feb 4
FOSC president, Kit Gage, shares her impressions of this amazing group of people, the Friends of Sligo Creek.
- posted Dec 23
William Shaw reports a water main break on Dale Drive is sending a huge volume of brown water through Bennington tributary and then on to Sligo Creek.
- posted Nov 3
This youtube video is from the installation of 4 conservation landscapes at St. Camillus Catholic Church off New Hampshire Ave which Jenny Reed and Kit Gage supervised. The project received grant money from Silver Spring Green, and hopefully a county rebate as well. It was a two day project – one of digging and another of planting.
- posted Oct 9
Patton Stephens, Sweep chair, reports the results of the Fall Sweep on Sept. 27-28
- posted Oct 8
An article in City Paper about the many photographs of Sligo Creek taken by Julius Kassovic - View his photos on the FoSC website
- posted Sep 26
The webmaster has turned a photo of a Sligo Creek bridge into a jigsaw puzzle.
- posted Sep 25
Anne Vorce reports cloudy water pollution at Ellsworth and Sligo. DEP traced the cloudy water to a broken water main on Franklin.
- posted Sep 11
Clair Garman took photos of Sligo during the heavy rainfall on Aug 12 and then took photos of the same spots the following day to show the magnitude of the flooding.
- posted Aug 17
Anne Benenson has added to her photos displaying the beauty of our creek.
- posted June 17
Anne Vorce logs a problem with the storm water management practices used at the Chelsea construction site near downtown Silver Spring at a time of above average rainfall and intensity.
- posted June 13
Pat Ratkowski posts the latest report of the the monitoring of four outfalls into Sligo Creek. He has been making these reports periodically since 2012.
- posted June 11
Sligo Water Watchdog, Anne Vorce, logs the failure of Parks Dept to control the runoff. - posted May 28
DEP Water Detective Gretchen Ekstrom solves the case. DEP Fines Ice Rink Management Company. A DEP, Sligo Water Watchdog and Neighborhood Cooperation Success Story - posted May 14


Tue, May 19, 7:30pm
SS Civic Bldg

Learn about bees in urban settings when science writer and Sligo resident Alison Gillespie discusses her first book, Hives in the City: Keeping Honey Bees Alive in an Urban World.

Sat, June 6, 9:30am

Naturalist Jorge Montero will lead an outing through the woodlands where Sligo joins the Northwest Branch. Meet on Nicholson St. in Hyattsville, where it meets a street called The Mall, not far from Ager Road.

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