Public letter asking for clean tap water: sign this week!

LETTER TO MAYOR AND ALDERMEN

Below is a citizen letter requesting our City mayor and aldermen to speak out for clean water on our behalf;  the letter gives you some explanation of the issue.  Will you add your name?  If so please respond to waterwatchers@friendsoffrederickcounty.org  with your name as you would like it printed.     And if so inclined, please share […]

Tree planting will help protect Glade Creek

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          Saturday October 18th a troop of girl scouts planted trees with the non-profit Stream-Links Education along Glade Creek…12 new Water Watchers! More vegetation along the creek helps keep sediments along the bank and not in the creek. Glade Creek flows in to the Monocacy River, an important source of public drinking water. The […]

Sign a letter to the Frederick City elected officials

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Join us to request that our Frederick City elected officials voice their opposition to development in the Linganore Source Water Protection Area.  Water coming from that area makes up the majority of Frederick City’s tap water.  Read the letter.  If you wish to sign send your name as you want it printed to:  waterwatchers@friendsoffrederickcounty.org. Read the […]

October 4th Clean Up: 960+ gallons from Rock Creek

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And, a trailer full of bulk trash.  Thanks to a great group of Water Watcher volunteers we did all this in just 2 hours!  Join us October 25th from noon to 2 for more.  RSVP to Waterwatchers@friendsoffrederickcounty.org

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. 

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

HALL'S CHOICE EVENT

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 […]

RALE: Town center study underestimates increased traffic

A report commissioned by Monrovia residents states that a transportation study for a proposed 1,510-home development in the area is riddled with flaws and underestimates the traffic that would be created by the new housing. The group of residents who oppose the Monrovia Town Center project has sent the analysis to officials with the Maryland […]

FoFC testifies against the Monrovia Town Center

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Testimony about the Planned Urban Development Amendment for the Monrovia Town Center (PUD R-12-02);  Public Hearing before the Planning Commission 10/23/2013     Good evening Frederick County Planning Commissioners:   I am Janice Wiles, Executive Director for Friends of Frederick County, a working to protect taxpayers and citizens through good planning, and environmental protections in […]