Do you have skills, interests and enthusiasm that you would like to lend to Eye On Sligo Creek? We want to hear from you! We’re still in our incubator stage, so we’re open to all kinds of ideas for help. Just drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea. We promise to respond as quickly as we can.
To get your creative juices flowing, here are just some of the ways you might contribute to our mission of sharing the awe of Sligo Creek and the Anacostia River Tributary Tail System:
- Send us story ideas: We’re always looking to find more people to write about/interview, activities taking place along the trail, news, feature ideas, resources, etc. If a deer sneezes in the woods, we’d love to hear about it.
- Submit your own work: Do you write articles, essays, opinion pieces, poems, or other things related to the creek? Do you enjoy photography, videography, or things we haven’t even thought about yet? Maybe you’re a scientist, naturalist, or other “ist” who is doing interesting work or otherwise has experience to share? We’re also happy to coach new storytellers and give them chances to shine.
- Help us conceive and organize activities: We want to inspire and enable more people to experience the magic of Sligo Creek more often. It’s easy enough for us to knock out long bike rides with fellow bikers but we would really like to introduce beginners and intermediate riders to the trail. The same goes for walking, photography and all kinds of other activities. Maybe you’re a painter interested in teaching people how to paint the beauty of the creek. Our friends at Friends of Sligo Creek do a tremendous job hosting volunteer projects and natural history walks and talks. We want to complement their work with additional kinds of activities.
- Get students involved: Trying to start new partnerships and projects with school systems can be tricky, but we would love to teach students how to tell their stories about Sligo Creek, or share work they’re already doing. This could be done formally through a school or nonprofit, or informally by a group of neighbors getting their kids involved. Let’s work together to inspire the next generation of nature lovers and advocates.