Three Oaks Association 
in Silver Spring, MD


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Stormwater Grant
"Slow the Flow"
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Slow the Flow
Protecting our Creek

Email us: slowtheflow.3oaks@gmail.com 
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2018 Grant from Chesapeake Bay Trust

Awarded to Friends of Sligo Creek and 
Three Oaks Association

Three Oaks Association (3OA) and Friends of Sligo Creek (FOSC) were awarded a grant in January 2018 from the Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT). 

The grant award will help 3OA pay to
  • Assess where stormwater can be effectively managed in 3OA;
  • Construct several stormwater management systems in 3OA to reduce water runoff from Three Oaks Drive into Sligo Creek; 
  • Set up various outreach activities to help inform our neighbors about our efforts; and 
  • Promote the County and State commitment to keep our steams and waterways clean.  
Photos of rainwater on
Three Oaks parking lot in
February 2018. 

Heavy rainstorm? These photos show what the water looks like running down our parking lot, dumping into the storm drains, and then
into Sligo Creek. Our challenge is to direct the stormwater back into the earth. 
Montgomery County Rainscapes projects that we can build in Three Oaks to help absorb our stormwater. County rebates reduce our cost!
Links to Montgomery County RainScapes website with more information about projects and rebates that are available to homeowners, HOAs, faith communities, and commercial properties. 
Grant narrative that outlines the stormwater management strategies planned in Three Oaks Association.

Read the FOSC Newsletter article about 
the 3OA grant.

Friends of Sligo Creek logo
We live one block from Sligo Creek. We are stewards of the water that flows into Sligo Creek, into the Anacostia River, into the Potomac, and into the Chesapeake Bay. 
​Please visit the Montgomery County RainScapes program to learn more about how you can help with local environmental efforts.

​The funding partner for this award is the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

Grant funding is provided through the Montgomery County "Water Quality Protection Fund."

Montgomery County Maryland Dept of Environmental Protection logo
Montgomery County Maryland emblem and link to home page.
RainScapes Program logo in Montgomery County Maryland
Chesapeake Bay Trust logo and URLs
Our Launch Party on April 22, 2018 was a great success

30 neighbors from 3 Oaks and nearby homes stopped by to see our project plans and find out what RainScapes can offer to individual homeowners 

Special thanks to Ella and Vanessa for taking photographs! 
Grant team

Coordinators
Carol (9203), Katherine (9253), Marion (9209)

Engineer consultant
Pier (9233)

PR & Board liaison
Valerie (9210)

Treasurer
Cecile (9212)

Blog
Liz (9220)

Facebook
Valerie (9210) 

FOSC liaison
Kit Gage



Volunteering 

We still have a few positions open. Email
slowtheflow.3oaks@gmail.com

1. Photographer
3. Participate in one outreach project (talking to neighboring associations, scout groups, children's classes, etc.)
4. Help plan PR for events: signs, handouts, etc.
5. Track outreach activities on a grant spreadsheet