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 […]

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


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.

CBF backs “rain tax”

In a Frederick NEws Post letter to the editor the Chesapeake Bay Foundation supports the rain tax…   Bay Foundation backs ‘rain tax’ Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013 2:00 am More pollution goes into Frederick County creeks and rivers than into the waters of any other county in Maryland, according to Maryland Department of the […]

New construction site sediment pollution regulations in effect

FoFC received this notice from Community & Environmental Defense Services: Construction site sediment pollution regulations  Protect All Exposed Soils 7 Days After Clearance Among the most important new requirements is that all exposed construction site soils must be protected from erosive forces within seven days of initial clearance.  For most of a site, this means all disturbed […]

Green Economic Development saves money and makes for better living: 2 reports of interest

Across the country, communities are struggling with how to fix and replace failing and outdated infrastructure and meet new demand to manage stormwater and protect clean water. American Rivers worked with the American Society of Landscape Architects, ECONorthwest, and the Water Environment Federation to release the Banking-on-Green report to build on the current understanding of the […]

Environmental Site Design for stormwater management: resources and powerpoints

Since June, Bruce Gilmore and Richard Klein of the Community and Environmental Defense Services (CEDS) have conducted five workshops on Environmental Site Design for Clean Water Advocates.   The workshops were designed to expand the base of support for this incredibly important approach.  To this end the workshops were successful.  More then a hundred people registered […]