Rock Community Pride on Rock Creek!

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    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.   […]

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

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Free trees – fact sheets and planting guides

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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 […]

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.

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

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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 […]

CLEANWATER_LINGANORE, Inc forms to put stream health in Linganore on red alert!

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Email the group at info@cleanwater-linganore.org  

Commissions, just who stands to benefit from weakening stream buffer regulations? WHO?

Testimony before the Board of County Commissioners on amendments to ZT-13-09, Winchester Hall, Frederick County MD   October 31, 2013   My name is Janice Wiles, Executive Director for Friends of Frederick County, a countywide organization that promotes environmental conservation, fair and open government, and active civic engagement in Frederick County.  We are here today to […]

CLEANWATER_LINGANORE, Inc – new group to look out for the Linganore region’s environment

CLEANWATER_LINGANORE focuses on the area within the Upper and Lower Linganore Creek Watersheds

                          Citizens living in New Market and Linganore are banding together over concerns with massive rezoning, proposed reductions to stream protective measures and the need for better prevent polluted waters in their area.  CLEANWATER_LINGANORE, Inc. is a voice for clean water and a […]

Changes to stream buffer law will exacerbate water pollution

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Frederick County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the changes they propose to the ZT 13-09 Waterbody Buffer Zoning Ordinance, a change that would permit more clearing of buffers, more use in buffers and mandate less buffers.  In sum the changes are: changes moderate slope buffer from 150 feet to 125 changes […]