The Advocacy Committee advocates to reduce stormwater runoff and erosion, remove invasive plant species, improve water quality, preserve and expand natural habitats, and reduce plastic and trash that ends up in our waterways.
The Committee tailors its advocacy approach depending on the nature of the issue. For example, both the Purple Line and Beltway expansion cut or will cut across our watershed. But the way we’ve engaged decision-makers on these issues has been different – read more below.
Current Issues: FOSC is advocating for the Planning Commission and County Council to explore alternatives to the proposed plastic turf for Ellsworth Drive between Fenton and Georgia Avenues in downtown Silver Spring, and against the Beltway (495 and 270) widening.
Please join us in writing, calling and testifying on important issues for the health of the Creek and watershed residents. The Current Issues and Letters and Testimony pages have more information on the issues FOSC advocates for and sample letters. If you are interested in advocating for the creek, please contact Advocacy Committee chairperson Kit Gage at [email protected].