Rock Community Pride on Rock Creek!

DONATION SHEET FALL CLEAN UPS

    With generous support from Wells Fargo, Friends of Frederick County has launched the “Clean Water – Healthy Kids” campaign to clean streams, plant trees and help residents understand the connection between clean streams, drinking water, health and civic pride. We invite you to be part of the Rock Creek clean up team.   […]

Stop more farmland development in southeast county!

“Three hundred MORE acres of farmland to housing? Please speak up...more water pollution, traffic congestion and accidents, overcrowded schools...”

When trees, plants, grasses are removed for development, the ground becomes compact and rainwater moves rapidly across the landscape.  Pleants help soak up rain so it seeps in to the ground. 

Polluted county streams to blame for City’s drinking water contamination

In 2013 City of Frederick tap water violated federal health standards for carcinogenic chlorination byproducts.  Three of the 8 official sampling sites had contaminant levels above what is considered safe for drinking.  This health hazard is a result of polluted source water (streams, rivers, lake); it is not due to any deficiency on the part of the Frederick […]

June 22nd: Support Cleanwater-Linganore and their stream protection efforts

HALL'S CHOICE EVENT

Free trees – fact sheets and planting guides

River Birch

Citizens concerned with water quality, your drinking water, land use and the environment are sharing trees. Please donate to our  Healthy Streams Frederick County campaign!   Learn about the trees and what environmental conditions they like. River Birch Fact Sheet and Planting Guide Redosier Dogwood Fact Sheet and Planting Guide           Silky Dogwood Eastern Red Bud […]

What can citizens do to help protect Frederick County streams?

There are growing threats to Frederick County streams, to Lake Linganore and potentially to source drinking water. Read to find out more. and adopt a grid! 

Free trees for Maryland residents to help protect our environment

Backyard Buffers The Potomac Watershed Partnership, in cooperation with the Maryland DNR Forest Service present the Backyard Buffers Program. This program is designed to assist homeowners who have a stream or other waterway on or adjacent to their property to create a streamside buffer of native trees and shrubs. A streamside buffer can create habitat […]

CEDS News Service: an opportunity to address storm water pollution and management

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Are Coops a way to resolve the stormwater BMP maintenance crisis and to allow Watershed Groups to quickly reduce stormwater pollution? Read about this and more by following the CEDS News Service.

Citizens lose again in taxpayers v BOCC: Frederick City drinking water soon to be dirtier

MAP linganore steep slopes erodible soils

Lake Linganore is the major drinking water source for Frederick City residents. Based upon a preliminary assessment it is clear that there are highly erodible soils and steep slopes adjacent to the streams and water bodies in the Linganore at Eaglehead PUD.   Clearing the land for development exacerbates sediment runoff into Lake Linganore and […]

Construction causing soil to flow into a stream? what to do!

Jefferson Tech Park ground breaking

Here are some resources to help you: – A YouTube video of a workshop presented a month or so ago by Richard Klein of Community & Environmental Defense Services about the big six watershed pollution sources (construction, storm water, new development, pasture, cropland, point sources) and how citizen organizations can tackle them: http://youtu.be/mmERdOw0kCk – Potomac Riverkeeper’s Get […]