Pat Ratkowski supplies the latest monitoring of four outfalls along Sligo - Bennington Drive, Maple Ave, Park Ritchie and Wayne Ave
- posted Sep 19
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
  • Time to Sweep the Creek!
  • Invasives Sept. 13, Tree Planting Sept 21
  • Get More Involved
  • Water Quality "Snapshot" Day
  • Summer Events a Big Draw
  • Disappointing Stormwater Installation
  • Get a Grip on Goldenrods
- posted Sep 6
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
387 volunteers turned out to Sweep the Creek on April 5-6. This large group of volunteers picked up about 296 bags of trash and 17 bags of recycling. - posted Apr 13
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.
- posted Mar 11
Friends of Sligo Creek remembers and honors a woman who lived here where we live; who watched and enjoyed nature here, as we do; who supported a household, commuting to a federal job until she was financially able to devote herself full-time to writing.
- Posted Feb 28
Ann Hoffnar has compiled the list of our accomplishments in the past year.
- Posted Feb 25
Jim Anderson has added to his collection of photos of Sligo After Dark. Using his motion sensing camera, he has taken photos of the critters that can be found in Sligo at night. Fox Raccoon
- Updated Feb 24


Sun, Sep 21, 9am
Kemp Mill

Join Parks staff in planting over 100 plants at Kemp Mill Pond.
Bring rubber boots.
RSVP, please.

Sections 2, 5, 6, 8, 10M, 10L, and 12
Sat, Sep 27, 9-11am
Sections 1, 3, 4, 7 and 9
Sun, Sep 28, 1-3pm

Help keep our creek clean.

Pulling garlic mustard, porcelainberry, etc.
Forest Glen - Dennis and Dennis - University
Wear long pants, long sleeves and closed shoes

Sat, Oct 25

Volunteer to test the water quality of a local stream with FoSC and Anacostia Watershed Society. Training will be provided.

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