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 […]

9/5/13 LTE: Environmental Good Stewardship

Environmental good citizenship Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2013 2:00 am While Farrell Keough makes some good points on environmental decision-making authority in his Aug. 19 letter to the editor, I would add that the general public can also contribute to making our environment cleaner and healthier. Recently I learned about a Friends of Frederick County […]

Register NOW to adopt a grid – 4 hours/year of volunteer time ONLY

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM HERE! It’s easy, it’s fun, it’s relaxing and only requires 4 hours of your time each year.  Moreover the help you give IS SO VERY IMPORTANT to collective efforts of many people and organizations working to help clean up our waters in Frederick County. There is cause for concern about our streams’ […]

FNP: New Partners in County Stream Improvement

New partners in county stream improvement New partners in county stream improvement For The Frederick News-Post | Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:00 am John Smucker recently partnered with the Potomac Conservancy as part of a project to remove a fish barrier, an outmoded dam and control bank erosion in Tuscarora Creek. He planted 55 […]