Sweep the Creek

Sept. 10, 2003, midnight | By Robin Hernandez | 18 years, 8 months ago

Local group sponsors stream clean-up

The Friends of Sligo Creek will sponsor the second annual Sweep the Creek stream clean-up on Saturday, September 13th from nine to eleven o'clock. Volunteers are invited to help clear the creek and surrounding parklands of litter and debris.

According to a Friends of Sligo Creek press release, there will ten locations set up along the eight-mile creek, which runs south of Wheaton into Silver Spring, through Takoma Park to Prince George's County and eventually to the Potomac River. The areas will be equipped with sign-in sheets and equipment for trash.

At 11:30, the Friends of Sligo Creek has planned a closing celebration at the intersection of Kennebec and Sligo Creek; which is located between Maple Avenue and Piney Branch Road. Friends of Sligo Creek will present awards for the section that collected the most trash, the most unusual piece of trash, and other interesting findings.

Members of Friends of Sligo Creek will be assisting with the clean-up and help guide volunteers through the Sweep.

The non-profit Friends of Sligo Creek works year round in preserving the beauty of the creek. In addition to removing trash, members work with the Maryland-National Capitol Park and Planning Commission in order to find ways to better control storm water, prevent damage to the creek, and plant new trees and plants. For more information about Sweep the Creek or any of the events sponsored by Friends of Sligo Creek please call 301-681-9686 or visit the group's website here.

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