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Carolyn Condo Stormwater Project Completed

October 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Carolyn Condo Stormwater Project Completed

Larger Stormwater Projects Carolyn Condo Stormwater Challenges Carolyn Condo in Silver Spring is a 60 unit, U-shaped condominium on a ridge. Neighbors downhill from the condo suffered from [...]

Celebrate Breewood Tributary Restoration June 8, 2019

August 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Celebrate Breewood Tributary Restoration June 8, 2019

Celebrate the Completion of Breewood Tributary Project Join with our friends from government and community organizations to celebrate the completion of Breewood Tributary's dramatic restoration on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10am to 12:30pm. [...]

Three Oaks Neighborhood Completes Stormwater Project

August 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Three Oaks Neighborhood Completes Stormwater Project

Three Oaks Neighborhood Completes Stormwater Project The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has certified the stormwater project funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) in Sligo's Three Oaks neighborhood. The last CBT inspection took place [...]

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Carolyn Condo Stormwater Grant Apr 2019

August 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Carolyn Condo Stormwater Grant Apr 2019

Birds eye view of Carolyn Condo in Silver Spring FOSC Receives Grant for Condo Stormwater Project Carolyn Condo Grant Friends of Sligo Creek has received a $20,000 grant to develop a stormwater management plan [...]

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Partnerships Making a Difference in Sligo Creek

August 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Partnerships Making a Difference in Sligo Creek

Partnerships Making a Difference in Sligo Creek In the past, civil engineers used to address drainage issues by designing stormwater drainage systems that quickly flushed stormwater into streams like Sligo Creek. These old methods unfortunately [...]

Sligo Stream Restoration Project

August 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Sligo Stream Restoration Project

Sligo Stream Restoration ProjectIf you notice heavy equipment and large building materials just upstream from Colesville Road, that's because Montgomery Parks is conducting a creek restoration project and netting across Sligo will keep fish from [...]

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Georgia Avenue Church Installs Stormwater and Habitat Features

September 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Georgia Avenue Church Installs Stormwater and Habitat Features

Georgia Avenue Church Installs Stormwater and Habitat Features A major church property along Georgia Avenue within the outer edge of the Sligo watershed, now has two large rain gardens and conservation landscaping, thanks to the [...]

Stormwater Management/WQ Improvement Projects

July 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Stormwater Management/WQ Improvement Projects

Ed Murtagh discusses the positive impact stormwater management projects installed on the east side of Sligo Creek between Forest Glen Road & University Blvd. have made to Sligo Creek. What’s Happening Along Sligo Creek? An [...]

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  • smart stormwater ponds after a storm completely full near University Boulevard

Smart Stormwater Ponds

June 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Smart Stormwater Ponds

Below, Ed Murtagh discusses a pilot project under way to improve the water quality in Sligo Creek -- the Stormwater Ponds that were installed just off University Boulevard, near the Sligo Creek headwaters. Smart [...]

What’s New and Cool along Sligo Creek

June 13th, 2013|Comments Off on What’s New and Cool along Sligo Creek

Montgomery County has installed two cool new “green” features that are designed to enhance the ecological health of Sligo Creek Park. What’s New and Cool along Sligo Creek Ed Murtagh June 15, 2013 Montgomery [...]

Improving Your Soil

November 26th, 2012|Comments Off on Improving Your Soil

If we ever want to see cool, clean water flowing through Sligo Creek, we will have to stop treating our soil like dirt. Improving Your Soil Ed Murtagh - November 26, 2012 Unfortunately, much of [...]

Wheaton Green Streets Efforts Expand

July 13th, 2012|Comments Off on Wheaton Green Streets Efforts Expand

Green Streets Initiatives are expanding in and around Wheaton. Wheaton Green Streets Efforts Expand Ed Murtagh - July 13, 2012 During the past year, the Parks, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and [...]

‘Green’ Streets Are Coming to Wheaton

November 3rd, 2011|Comments Off on ‘Green’ Streets Are Coming to Wheaton

The County's Department of Transportation is begining to start installing "green" street techniques on the County roads. 'Green' Streets Are Coming to Wheaton Ed Murtagh - November 3, 2011 Homeowners, businesses, schools and [...]