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Public Outreach and Stewardship Project

April 2015


FOCJC in collaboration with the local neighborhood groups including the Cabin John Citizens Association, Cabin John Gardens Cooperative, the Riverhill Homeowners Association, and the Potomac District for Boy Scouts, has received a two-year grant for $42,000 from Montgomery County to help reduce stormwater runoff in the watershed to improve water quality in Cabin John Creek and contribute to County and state efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.  Reducing runoff will also reduce or stop flooding of yards and homes in the watershed.  Grant funding is provided through the Montgomery County Water Quality Protection Fund. .

Annual Cabin John Creek Cleanup

April 25, 2015


Thanks for participating in our annual spring cleanup of Cabin John Creek. 40 wonderful volunteers (plus one dog) came out to help!  Thank you! Check out our growing collection of cleanup pictures!  (If you took any of your own pix, submit them to our Flickr group with keyword: cleanup

Montgomery County GreenFest

March 28, 2015


Bring the whole family to the Montgomery County GreenFest. It's free and there will be fun games, speakers, and lots of hands-on activities.  More than 50 green exhibitors will show you everything from composting to identifying native plants to an electric car show. Stop by the FOCJC booth and say hello to us too!

MLK Jr Day of Service
January 2015

Thanks so much to each of you for volunteering at Locust Grove Nature Center during the MLK Jr. Day of Service. You truly honored the spirit of the day: A day on, not a day off.  With your help, we collected more than 20 bags of trash, 1 bag of recyclables, 2 tires, 1 metal bar and 2 plastic planters.  We covered the paths of the Nature Center with wood chips, and we put numerous wheelbarrows of mulch along the to-be-buried dinosaur-replica for young budding paleontologists.  Check out the pictures!  (If you took any of your own pix, submit them to our Flickr group with keyword: MLKDayOfService

Creek Cleanups

April 2014


Thanks to everyone for cleaning up Cabin John Creek and its tributaries! View the pictures of our cleanup crews and all the trash they pulled out of the watershed. To organize a new cleanup location in the Cabin John Creek watershed, email us.

New Newsletter

March 21, 2014


The first issue of our newsletter is available. Sign up to stay informed. (You won't be inundated. We expect the newsletter to appear no more than once a month and each newsletter will contain a link to control or end your subscription.)

H20 Summit

March 22, 2014


FOCJC participated in the H20 Summit, a free, family-friendly event that is a lot of fun. Held annually, the Summit introduces residents to their local watershed groups, volunteerism, green exhibitors and watershed improvement activities occurring in their communities. We all learn about stream health and how our everyday actions effect stormwater pollution and our ecosystem. If you missed it this year, we look forward to doing it again next year!

New Domain Name

March 5, 2014


FOCJC has a new domain name: We anticipate it will be easier to remember than our old one. Along with that, we also have a new contact address: Feel free to send us questions and comments. Of course, you can continue to use our facebook page which is particularly good if you want your questions and comments to appear publicly. See our full list of contacts above.

Communications Redesign

February 17, 2014


FOCJC held a work session on redesigning the website, communicating with the community, and better integration of calendars and maps. Look for lots of improvements in the near future!

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