2/7/13 Citizen concerned with over-development in Frederick County, water pollution, crowded schools, trash and tax increases

 Already in trouble Originally published February 07, 2013 in the Frederick News Post I am dismayed to see that the Maryland Department of Planning reports that our county is allowing septic systems that will have an adverse effect on the Chesapeake Bay. The objection is land consumption and water pollution. So let’s look at the […]

1/24/13 Frederick County has…”essentially violated the state’s new law aimed at limiting growth on septic systems…

State says three counties flouting septic growth law Planning secretary says O’Malley administration “weighing options” Tim Wheeler 7:00 AM EST, January 24, 2013 Three Maryland counties have essentially violated the state’s new law aimed at limiting growth on septic systems, a top O’Malley administration aide said Wednesday, adding that state officials are “weighing our options,” […]

EIP report: Frederick County discharges 111,158 pounds of nitrogen/year over permitted level

Last week the Environmental Integrity Project released its report The Clean Water Act and the Chesapeake: Enforcement’s Critical Role in Restoring the Bay (December 2012)  Appendix A in that report shows the Ballenger McKinney Waste Water Treatment Plant discharging  111,158 pounds of nitrogen each year over the permitted level.  It is the worst offender in the entire […]

Details on Global Mission Church rezoning request: public hearing Thursday Nov 17th 6pm

(sign up to speak at 5pm), Winchester Hall (12 E Church St, downtown Frederick).   Global Mission Church/David Severn, land use attorney, submitted two proposals:   UR 41 (parcel 36) and UR 42  (parcel 109) GLOBAL MISSION PROPOSALS There are 2 pieces of each of these parcels that are currently zoned Resource Conservation. In UR 41:  […]

10-10-11 Seven citizen groups address 194 land use change proposals with letter to the Frederick County Planning Commissioners

Download letter as pdf file here.      

05-15-2010 9am Learn to Make a Rain Barrel and to Compost in Mt. Airy

Free workshop on making your own rain barrel and how to compost at St. James’ Episcopal Church, 1307 North Main Street, Mt. Airy , Saturday, May 15th at 9:00 a.m. .

05_01-2010 Waste Not! Frederick 2010 Expo

Learn about solid waste alternatives for Frederick at the “WasteNot! Frederick” expo this  Saturday, May 1st, from 1 to 5 pm at the Evangelical Reformed Church, United Church of Christ at 15 W. Church Street.

Citizen letter: vote “yes” to HB228 to put conditions on incinerator construction

Delegates of the Maryland State House of Representatives, As a concerned resident of Frederick, MD and a member of “Waste Not! Frederick”– I urge you to vote YES to HB228.  The passage of this bill would prohibit the MD Department of the Environment from issuing a permit to construct an incinerator unless certain conditions are met; […]

Waste Not! Frederick proposes zero waste

Waste Not! Frederick is a grassroots effort by citizens of Frederick County, Maryland to significantly reduce the amount waste generated by local government, businesses, and citizens alike. We seek to provide opportunities to recycle and compost where only limited efforts are currently in place. Frederick County is experiencing major growth and current waste reduction efforts […]

Talking Trash! Jan Gardner Speaks Out

by Jan Gardner Trash is a hot topic in Frederick County! Virtually everyone creates trash yet few people know what happens to their trash after it is picked up at the curb! Since this topic is complex, my first column will focus on defining the problem and presenting information about the solid waste alternatives that […]