Volunteers are FOSC! Your energy, enthusiasm and skills accomplish FOSC’s many goals.
Together, you have taken out hundreds of pounds of trash from the creek and surrounding parkland in the past year during the twice yearly Sweep the Creek events. You’ve removed hundreds of bags of invasive vines and other plants – saving trees and allowing native plants to come up and spring ephemerals to bloom. You’ve reported pollution right when it happens to limit the damage. Your efforts have a huge impact on Sligo Creek and Park.
If you want to volunteer, look at Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities below for upcoming Weed Warrior and Sweep the Creek events, or at the full calendar of events. More events will be planned as Montgomery County lifts COVID restrictions.
Weed Warriors: Join your neighbors to learn what to look for and how to remove invasive plants. Tackle this important task together.
Sweep the Creek: Pick up trash and recyclables. Perhaps your team will find the most unusual item of the day! Past “finds” include shopping carts, auto parts, basketballs, shoes, building materials, and an amazing number of plastic bottles.
To indicate your interest in these events, or to indicate other interests or expertise, please email the committee coordinator to offer your help. There is something for everyone.
As you walk the creek paths and trails, you can collect and remove litter and recyclables. Bring a trash bag and gloves and make a difference to the Creek!