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Public Outreach and Stewardship Project
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
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
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.
March 21, 2014
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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: cabinjohncreek.org. We anticipate it will be easier to remember than our old one. Along with that, we also have a new contact address: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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!