How We Work

Despite the small size of the creek and park, FOSC has an outsized reputation in Montgomery County and in Maryland because of the activism and remarkable commitment of our members. We take seriously our role as stewards of Sligo Creek and park. FOSC is part of the growing network of activists and naturalists who understand and are committed to improving our parks and watersheds as a legacy for all.

FOSC is organized by committees of volunteers who plan volunteer events and programs, produce the newsletter, monitor and test, and advocate for the creek.

Each committee focuses on an important aspect of the health of Sligo Creek’s water, watershed and woods. These committees vary their activities and activism, depending on urgent concerns of the moment and on participants’ interests.

All committee is open to new participants and to the ideas, perspectives, and energy that new people bring. Contact the committee chair directly (see table), or submit the Contact form, to indicate your interest in volunteering at an event or working on a committee.

Our commitment comes from a shared sense of responsibility to future generations as well as our current enjoyment and benefit from the creek and park.


Advocacy Kit Gage
Invasive Plants/RIP/Weed Warriors Jim Anderson
Litter/Sweep the Creek Patton Stephens
Natural History Michael Wilpers
Stormwater Elaine Lamirande
Water Quality Pat Ratkowski