Additional Water Quality-Related Resources

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

Starting in January 2011, the Center for Watershed Protection investigated outfalls in the Montgomery County part of Sligo Creek for illegal discharges by looking for flows in dry weather. On July 20th, Lori Lilly of the Center made a presentation at a Friends of Sligo Creek program meeting describing their findings and recommendations to the Montgomery County government.

DEP Assessment for Wheaton Branch and Main Stem

On July 2, 2004, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection did this brief study of Wheaton Branch and the Main Stem of Sligo Creek.

Science Fair Projects

The Friends of Sligo Creek Water Quality Committee encourages students and interested people to study Sligo Creek and share their findings. One way to do this is through science fair projects. Here is an example of a Sligo Creek-related science fair project:

  • Sligo Creek vs. Sleepy Creek : This December 2004 study compares macro-invertebrates found in Sligo Creek with a creek in West Virginia. A science fair project by Theo Salem-Mackall, a fifth grader at Grace Episcopal Day School in Kensington.

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Project

A project through the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in which native aquatic plants are grown at home and then planted in the Potomac River.