Get Involved at FOSC


Want to be more involved in your community? Volunteer with FOSC! Meet your neighbors, beautify your surroundings, strengthen the ecosystem, and enhance your skill set.

  • Participate in Sweep the Creek/Litter pickups, Weed Warrior/Remove Invasive Plants (RIP) events; work to reduce Stormwater; become a Sligo Steward (see below); and more

  • Report pollution in Sligo Creek and watershed through the Water WatchDog link

  • Help test Sligo Water Quality or follow up on Water WatchDog reports

  • Attend FOSC educational talks with experts (see the Calendar of Events)
  • Advocate for creek-friendly policies and regulations

  • Join FOSC to receive the monthly newsletter with news, events, and special opportunities

  • Arrange an outdoor group activity for your club or group – after the pandemic – by contacting the Committee chairperson of your group’s interest area
  • Help get the word out about FOSC and FOSC events to neighboring communities; translate FOSC materials; and other projects. Contact [email protected].

Sligo Stewards Program

Sligo Stewards hold workdays and plan projects in 12 different sections of the eight-mile Sligo Creek plus its tributaries. They are the eyes and ears of FOSC in Sligo Creek and park. See the list of current stewards and the openings for new stewards on the Sligo Stewards page. As a new steward, you will play an important role in protecting and strengthening the creek and our communities, with as much support as you need from current stewards. Please indicate your interest via the Contact form.


If you value Sligo Creek, please consider joining and donating to FOSC. You’ll receive the monthly eNewsletter, and get early notice of events and special opportunities.


When you donate to Friends of Sligo Creek, you are helping to protect and improve Sligo Creek Park and its surrounding watershed. FOSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, powered by volunteers.

Donating to FOSC is easy and secure. All donations are eligible for tax deduction as permitted by the IRS.

FOSC’s EIN number is 52-2345099.

Other ways to support FOSC

AmazonSmile: If you shop at Amazon, please support FOSC through the AmazonSmile program. It’s easy to link AmazonSmile to your Amazon account, and generates funds for FOSC at no cost to you. Here’s how!

Workplace giving/matching gift programs: Many companies offer matching gift programs that match your personal gift to FOSC. Does yours? Check with your HR or Benefits person who can tell you how to direct a matching gift to FOSC. Usually it is a simple process. Please let us know at [email protected] if you need information from FOSC to sign up.

Student volunteers establishing a native plant garden
A volunteer using a weed tool in Sligo
Rain garden along the street right-of-way near Sligo
Weed Warriors tackling invasive plants in northern Sligo
Person at a Sligo kiosk
Individual litter sweep , Fall 2020
Flooding at Sligo and Kennebec, Summer 2020