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

All committees are open to new participants and to the ideas, perspectives, and energy that new people bring. Contact the Committee chairperson directly (see the listing) or submit the Contact form to indicate your interest in working as part of 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.

CommitteeChairperson
AdvocacyKit Gage
Invasive Plants/RIP/ Weed WarriorsJim Anderson
Litter/Sweep the CreekPatton Stephens
Natural HistoryMichael Wilpers
StormwaterElaine Lamirande
Water QualityPat Ratkowski

Natural History

Help us humans appreciate and preserve the variety and abundance of plants and animals in Sligo Creek.
Chairperson: Michael Wilpers

Sweep the Creek

Sweep trash from Sligo Creek to restore its natural beauty and develop a closer connection to our natural world.

Chairperson: Patton Stephens

Invasive Plants/RIP

Identify and remove invasive plants in Sligo to allow native plants and wildlife to thrive.
Chairperson: Jim Anderson

Water Quality

Systematically monitor Sligo's water quality and educate the public about the importance of clean water.
Chairperson: Pat Ratkowski

Stormwater

Reduce, slow and clean stormwater runoff to preserve the Creek's health and the plants and animals who inhabit it.
Chairperson: Elaine Lamirande

Advocacy

Actively advocates for the Creek to protect its water quality, ecology and health for future generations.

Chairperson: Kit Gage