Did you Know?
About the Watershed
The Cabin John Creek Watershed is 25 square miles of heavily urbanized land (90% residential/commercial) with its centerpiece being the county's 520 acre Cabin John Stream Valley Park containing the Cabin John Creek and the Cabin John Stream Valley Trail.
Gibson Grove Church
Look across Seven Locks Road and you will see the wood facade of the Gibson Grove A.M.E Zion Church, associated with the African American settlement of Gibson Grove founded in the 1880s by former slaves.
Cabin John Creek Stream Valley Park has been designated by Montgomery County parks as both a “Biodiversity Area'' and “Best Natural Area” for its combination of native flora and scenery.
While much, if not all, of the forests of Cabin John Creek Stream Valley Park have been cut over several times in the last few centuries, they have now been given nearly a century of protection and you can find some impressive specimens in the park.
What's in the Water?
Although relatively poor stream health of Cabin John Creek means that diversity is lower than it should be, the creek nonetheless provides a home for a variety of aquatic species.
Made possible through the Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grant program funded
through the Montgomery County Water Quality Protection Fund”,