Tag Archives: The Poop On Water Quality

The Grass Might Seem Greener, but the Streams Aren’t Always Cleaner

Every once a while you get a little piece of information that proves that even the glossier, more upscale neighborhoods struggle with environmental problems. I got one of those earlier this week, from the Little Falls Watershed Association. The Little Falls is located right in the heart of Bethesda and Chevy Chase, where lovely luxurious Read More →

Testing the Waters of the Sligo with Mike Smith

  (This is the second installment of a two part series that originally ran in the March 2009 edition of the Voice newspapers of Takoma Park and Silver Spring.) People are often surprised to find out that Friends of Sligo Creek volunteer Mike Smith is not a biologist or a chemist. In fact, he’s a Read More →

Dogs and Water Quality

I recently adopted a dog from an animal rescue group. Pet adoption has to be one of the nicest forms of “recycling” on earth. I love to walk along Sligo Creek in Silver Spring with her, even on bitter cold days. The woods are so lovely, the water so peaceful and we both enjoy taking Read More →