On Saturday, the Sweep covers Sligo from the Pepco powerline upstream to Piney Branch Road (sections 1-3), from Wayne Avenue to University Boulevard (sections 5-8), and in Long Branch from Carroll Avenue to the confluence and from the headwaters to Piney Branch Road (sections 10 and 12).
On Sunday, we'll clean up between Piney Branch and Wayne (section 4), from University to the headwaters (section 9), and in Carole Highlands (section 1).
to view a map of the meeting sites in all sections. A recent change not reflected there is the meeting spot in section 5: Because of construction, we'll meet at
the parking lot along Sligo Creek Parkway just downstream (south) from Three Oaks Drive.
We welcome individuals, groups, families, and students, who can receive service-learning credit for their work. (We provide the forms and signatures.) We will have plenty of gloves, bags, water, and guidance on what help is most needed in each section (some sections may also request help with removing invasive plants). It is recommended that everyone wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and closed-toe shoes to protect against thorns and poison ivy and thorns. .All you need to bring is your community spirit -- and a willingness to get a little wet and dirty!
There is no need to sign up ahead of time, but if you will be bringing a group or have questions, it is best to contact the Sweep Coordinator ahead of time at
We look forward to sharing the honor of stewardship with you during our Sweep the Creek, and thank you in advance for your partnership in this wonderful event.