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And there are lots of other ways to get involved before CREEKfest 2018!

CREEKfest 2017
Sunday, October 15
12 - 3 pm
Clara Barton Community Center
7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, MD  20818

Enjoy some fall family fun!

Friends of Cabin John Creek invites you to a FREE and fun way to celebrate the watershed in your backyard.  Come to CREEKfest 2017, the first local, family friendly event where you can learn about watershed conservation and get involved with protecting our urban oasis.

Join your community and celebrate Cabin John Creek!


Parking: Onsite and on the street. The community center is wheelchair accessible.


12:00-3:00 - Live Music from the Alpha Dog Acoustic Blues Ensemble

1:00 - Scales & Tales: Wings & Things Show - Reptiles and birds demonstrate how we often judge an animal's value by the way it looks. Learn that all wildlife serves a purpose in nature.

2:00 - Butterfly House Building for Kids

2:30 - Raffle Prize Drawing

3:00 - Guided Creek & Birdwatching Walk (Begins right after CREEKfest; meet on Community Center playground.)


  • Kids' Arts & Crafts

  • The Crêpe Shoppe Food Tent

  • Expert Stormwater Advice

  • Green Landscape & Garden Tips

  • Creek Critters Station & Identification

  • Watershed Maze

  • Pollinator Protection Info

  • Free Raffle

  • And More!

Participants Include:

Alpha Dog Acoustic Blues Ensemble


Audubon Naturalist Society

C&O Canal Bike Patrol

Chesapeake Bay Trust

Friends of Ten Mile Creek & Little Seneca Reservoir

Lisa Wilcox Deyo Landscape Architecture

Montgomery Bird Club

Montgomery Parks

RainScapes, Montgomery County Dept. of Environmental Protection

Scales & Tales

The Compost Crew

And More to Come!

Raffle Prizes Include:

  • Rain barrel from Aquabarrel

  • The Compost Crew: 3-month service trial, 2 cubic-foot bags of compost

  • One-hour consultation with landscape architect Lisa Wilcox Deyo

  • Autographed photo of former Redskins player Lorenzo Alexander

  • Norman's Farm Market $25 Gift Card

  • Sal's Italian Kitchen gift certificate

  • Wild Tomato restaurant gift certificate

  • Broadway Pizza gift certificate

  • The Grilled Oyster Co. gift certificate

  • Bike tune-up from the C&O Bike Loaner Program

Thank you to our event sponsors: Bethesda Co-Op, Botanical Interests, Friends of Ten-Mile Creek & Little Seneca Reservoir, and Good Earth Garden Market.

We're looking for a few good....

Event Volunteers
Help us set up and clean up. Earn Student Service Learning hours and make CREEKfest 2017 a great experience!

Please contact and we'll get you involved! (Or stop by after 9 a.m. on Oct. 15 to see how you can help.)

Funding for this Watershed Restoration and Outreach grant project was provided by the Montgomery County, MD Water Quality Protection Charge and managed by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. 

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