Your participation and generous contributions will enable us to improve the health of the Northwest Branch Membership levels:
Salamander Saver - $20
Wood Frog Friend (and joint)- $35
Brook Trout Backer - $50
Kingfisher Keeper - $100
Great Blue Heron Hero - $250
ALL donations are appreciated!
If you would prefer to donate by check, our postal address is P.O. Box 4314, Silver Spring, MD 20914. Thanks!
All meetings are at White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., first Tuesday of each month. They vary between business and speaker meetings. Our meetings are free and open to all. Please join us!
Sunday, Jan. 12, 1:30 p.m.
Kemp Mill site
March 29, Sunday: Clean up at Lamberton Tributary, 10:00 - noon. Cosponsored by the Kemp Mill Citizens' Association.
Rain date: April 5, 2020.
April 25, Saturday: Cleanup at Burnt Mills, 9:30-11:30.
Meet on downstream side of Colesville Rd.
How soon after a snowstorm do we expect our local roads to be passable, and major roads to be at speed? We're an impatient people, anxious to get on with our business, but at what cost to our plants, wildlife, and water?
What's the problem?
As winter snow melts, stormwater carries accumulated salt into stormdrains and lakes, ponds, drinking water reservoirs and streams. Road salt and sand in our waterways:
What can we do?
In just 7 minutes 4 seconds, here's the Northwest Branch and what we do. Check it out. Then join us. The more people are engaged, the more we all can accomplish! Special thanks to John Sullivan for creating this video!
Light snow on the NWB just downstream from the Kemp Mill TH. 1/30/19
Hike along the Northwest Branch where Rachel Carson once gained inspiration.
Bring friends and help remove litter that gushing storm water and thoughtless residents have left along and in our Northwest Branch.
Observe as the water quality team gathers macro-invertebrates four times a year to gauge the health of the Branch, a chilly job in the winter!