Get Involved: EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

To promote the health and beauty of the Cabin John Creek Watershed, FoCJC has pursued a variety of activities, including annual trash removal days, a Weed Warriors program to remove invasive exotic weeds; water quality monitoring, and commenting on Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Cabin John Creek Watershed Restoration Study.

New activities are under development, so subscribe to our free newsletter or check back here to stay up to date!

Upcoming Events

Stormdrain Labelling

POSTPONED
Stormdrain labelling is an easy and effective method of educating neighbors about watershed stewardship that will protect Cabin John Creek, the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake Bay.  Volunteering for a stormdrain labeling project is a fun way to give back to the community and help protect our natural world.
Contacttina@cabinjohncreek.org

Creek Cleanups 2020

POSTPONED

Message from Montgomery Parks: "Due to ongoing health and safety concerns for the COVID-19 virus, effective March 16, 2020, Montgomery Parks is cancelling all public and private events and closing all park facilities to the public through March 31. We apologize for the inconvenience but the safety of our customers, the public, and staff are our number one priority.   
 
This closure applies to all entities operating on parkland and to all of our volunteer cleanups taking place in March. We are working closely with state and county health officials to coordinate next steps and will share the latest developments on our website at https://www.montgomeryparks.org/covid-19/."


If this cleanup gets rescheduled, Friends of Cabin John Creek will publish the new date and info here.

For All Creek Cleanups:

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Clothing:         

  •     Dress warmly, but in layers

  •     Long pants, long sleeve shirt, hat, sturdy shoes/boots that can get wet (waders if you have them)

Equipment:      

  •     Bring: Drinking water

  •     Provided: Trash bags, work gloves

Kids:

  •     Volunteers under age 12 should be accompanied by an adult

  •     SSL hours are available

Rain Dates:

  •     Cleanups will proceed unless there's heavy rain

  •     Check our homepage for updates if the forecast is rainy

Contact:

Sunday, April 26, TIME TBD

Locust Grove Nature Center

7777 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817

Do you enjoy exploring and observing nature? The City Nature Challenge is a friendly competition among 160+ cities worldwide to see who can observe the most species and involve the most citizen scientists.  You can join FoCJC at the Locust Grove Nature Center on Sunday, April 26, to explore and photograph Cabin John Creek Watershed flora and fauna.  Using the iNaturalist app (training provided) on your smartphone, your observations of plant and animal life will help scientists collect valuable data on the biodiversity of our planet. AND you’ll help the Metro Washington area win!
Contact: Sandy at shevaetta@gmail.com