Friends of St. Leonard Creek
Who We Are
The Friends of St. Leonard Creek is a newly organized group of concerned citizens in the St. Leonard Creek Watershed partnering with the American Chestnut Land Trust to advocate for the health of St. Leonard Creek and host events that give community members an opportunity to explore the natural resources around them!
We aim to include the extended community and encourage buy-in for environmental efforts by educating all residents about the impact their actions have on the watershed. We work to promote collaboration focused on sustainable stewardship activities and support the creation, dissemination and evaluation of data and information for quality decision making by residents, officials and businesses, acting as community ecosystem health watchdogs and champions in residential, policy and commercial ventures.
We envision a future in which our beautiful watershed is protected and cared for by its citizens by using practices that improve and sustain a healthy ecosystem. The principal tidal tributary to the Patuxent River, it is home to migratory fishes and birds such as Osprey, Eagles, migratory and native waterfowl, and oysters and clams, and is considered one of the best cruising destinations on the Chesapeake Bay. Our vision is to maintain it in ways that provide recreation to citizens while providing needed resources for wildlife.
What We Do
The Friends of St. Leonard Creek host paddles, educational and tabling events, attend monthly meetings, partner with local conservation organizations, and conduct citizen science in the watershed. This past year we participated in the Water Quality Blitz at ACLT testing locations in our creek. Click the link below to check out our 2021 Water Quality Storymap detailing the results of the blitz and what you can do to support a healthy creek ecosystem.
Can you find yourself on this map of St. Leonard Creek?