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Wheaton Branch Stormwater Retention Ponds Help Keep Creek Just Right

In order for the freshwater wildlife to thrive, the water in Sligo Creek has to be just right. The Wheaton stormwater retention ponds help make that happen.

Hope and Hardship for Canada Geese on Sligo Creek

For a colony of Canada geese on Sligo Creek, and one nesting Mama Goose in particular, life is filled with unending drama, tragedy and triumph.

Jonna Michelle: Silver Linings

Sligo Creek photographer Jonna Michelle finds calm on the Northwest Branch, memories for families on Sligo, and silver linings in the coronavirus pandemic.

Tom Collins: Ironman

Tom Collins didn't have any ambition when he began running on the Sligo Creek Trail. A series of life events, though, turned him into an Ironman triathlete.

Pondering Water Cycles on the Northwest Branch Trail

Eye On Sligo Creek intern, photographer and environmental science major Michael Petrizzo shares his thoughts on water cycles, natural selection and more.

Savoring Sligo Creek On A Rainy Day

A rainy Wednesday creates unexpected opportunities to sense Sligo Creek in a whole new way: we savor a magical afternoon featuring a wildlife extravaganza!

Bambi Brigade Meets Mama Goose!

Part 3 of our ongoing Mama Goose Series captures some lighter moments of life in the woods. Check out these heart-warming scenes of deer meeting geese.

Wildlife and Watersheds

Take a look at Sligo Creek's wildlife and watersheds through an environmental science lens. This essay focuses on daffodils, deer, and stormwater runoff.