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In Focus

The heart of Eye On Sligo Creek, this section includes powerful essays and long-form reporting mixed with videos, audio, photography, poetry and more.

Happy New Year? No. Happy Heron Year!

Incredible luck greeted us for a second consecutive New Year's Day. Forget Happy New Year. Let's make it Happy Heron Year!

Who Stole My Gully?

Hard rain and stormwater runoff can produce dramatic landscape changes overnight. Check out our videos that show a Sligo Creek gully before and after rain.

Plastic Pollution Kills Two Great Blue Herons Along Sligo Creek – We’re All Responsible

The best way to stop plastic pollution from killing our watersheds and ourselves is to to change our behavior and fight it at its source.

Weed Warriors Young and Old Repel Invasive Species on Sligo Creek

I spent a recent Saturday morning volunteering with the Montgomery Parks Weed Warrior Program to combat invasive species along Sligo Creek. I loved it!
Orange water from a potential pollution emergency flows into Sligo Creek and the retention ponds behind Kemp Mill shopping center.

Christmas Brings Beauty, Fright: Metal-Laden Torrent Pouring Into Sligo Creek

Christmas brings joy on Sligo Creek but then a pollution emergency when a torrent of chlorinated, metal-laden water rushes into the creek.

Orion Shines Brightly, Connects Me to the Divine

The Orion constellation has been a huge part of my life from childhood through middle age. It is my portal to the divine and a source of inspiration.

Better Signs Needed Now For Anacostia Tributary Trail System!

Now is the time for Montgomery County to work with Prince George's County and the District of Columbia to create a multi-jurisdictional signage system for the Anacostia Tributary Trail System.

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