Sligo Stewards

Sligo Section Stewards are a vital part of FOSC’s work. They provide oversight, leadership, and hands-on work within their section of the Creek. There are presently 19 steward sections in the eight-mile mainstem of Sligo Creek, plus its tributaries. We currently have openings for 7 new stewards in Sections 4, 8U, 10U, 12L and 12U, 13 and 14. Indicate your interest in becoming a Sligo Steward through the Contact FOSC form.

Section Stewards

Section #Section Steward

1

South of New HampshireSusan Ewing
2New Hampshire to Maple Linda Tipton,
David Koelsch
3Maple to Piney BranchBruce Sidwell
4Piney Branch to WayneSteward needed
5Wayne to ColesvilleTerry Anderson
6Colesville to Forest GlenRoss Campbell
7Forest Glen to DennisJudy Tasse
8 LowerDennis to Windham LaneBeth Pruski
8 Upper Windham Lane to UniversitySteward needed
9North of UniversityKathleen Michaels,
Ed Murtaugh
10 Upper Long Branch, north of
Piney Branch
Steward needed
10 Mid Long Branch, between
Piney Branch and Carroll
Zach Boren
10 Lower Long Branch, south of
Carroll
Jo Arnone
11Takoma BranchKeith Kozloff
12 Upper Wheaton Branch, above
Dennis Ave
Steward needed
12 Lower Wheaton Branch, below
Dennis Ave
Steward needed
13Comstock BranchSteward needed
14Flora LaneSteward needed
15Takoma WoodsRichard Woods
Plant Section Map

Section Steward Opportunities

Sligo Section Stewards usually monitor their section, work to improve it, help coordinate others’ efforts and advocate for it. They work at the discretion of the Board of Directors to conduct FOSC-authorized activities. Some specifics you might undertake as a steward:

  • Walk your section of the creek/path periodically, keeping an eye on things, and advocate for or explain about the section as questions arise.

Example: When trash barrels were being returned to the Park, one steward suggested to the local Park Manager where more effective locations might be.

  • Note and report new problems, or help others know how to make these contacts.

Example: When new house construction near the creek was creating muddy run-off, the steward contacted the Department of Permitting Services via a Water WatchDog Report to obtain enforcement of pollution regulations.

  • Protect the treasures of the woods and water, and arrange, recruit volunteers for, and promote Weed Warrior activities in your section.

Example: Because invasive plants are such a fundamental threat to the biodiversity of Sligo, stewards usually become Weed Warriors, a Montgomery County Parks training program to teach how people can identify and remove targeted non-native, invasive species. As their schedules permit, they arrange or promote group pulls of invasive species.

  • About twice a year, staff a table in your section for a Sweep the Creek event focusing on collecting litter or pulling invasives.
  • Stay current with Friends of Sligo Creek activities and developments.
  • As needed, coordinate with others in your section to address park-related issues of concern.

Indicate your interest in becoming a Sligo Steward through the Contact FOSC form.