Thanks to neighbors for a big sweep at the Wheaton Branch Stormwater Ponds
Thank you, Families, Students, Neighbors, Friends, for your enthusiastic participation in the Wheaton Branch stormwater pond cleanup on Sat, Feb 12. The weather was mild and just right for working outside. More than 30 participants, many of them teens and young children, came out to fill 50 trash bags with litter that repeatedly fill these ponds, which are important filtering agents for Sligo Creek. County workers are scheduled to pick up the bagged trash and recyclables on Monday, Feb. 14. Your spirit of volunteerism is a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift to our community! –Susan D.
Fall 2021 Sweep the Creek
Neighbors across the Sligo watershed Swept the Creek of litter that polluted the Creek through storm drains, been dropped along the trails, tossed from cars, dumped, etc.
Seven eastern painted turtles bask in the sun on a large upholstered chair floating in the Wheaton Stormwater Ponds. Photo by Stephen Davies, Aug 18, 2021
FOSC Stewards supported Individual / Small Group Sweeps by giving out trash bags and gloves and organizing small groups to tackle litter hot-spots according to Parks’ guidelines for safe, socially-distanced activities. A special thanks goes out to Ed Murtagh who organized the Spring Sweep this year.
If you found participating in the Sweep rewarding, you can continue to “sweep the creek” on your walks in Sligo. Dispose of the litter in the Park trash cans or at home in your regular trash and recycling.
Ed Murtagh, Sweep organizer, with friends surveying the haul at
a Sweep in Section 8
Section 4 Sweep supply table with Councilmember Evan Glass and volunteers
Ross and Maureen staffing a Sweep supply table in Section 6
Sweeping in Section 3 Photo © Julius Kassovic