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.