Sprawl in Frederick County

Frederick County is experiencing sprawl at a rapid pace. The map below shows growth approved during 2012-2014, with much to more to be approved during this year. FoFC has worked hard over many years to educate and advocate for sound land use planning. The current Board of County Commissioners is not planning for the future. […]

02 May 2015 Trash clean up 10 AM – noon and noon-2PM

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We invite you to be part of the Water Watchers clean up team! 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. Ask your family, […]

11-April 2015 Trash clean up on the Monocacy River 9-noon

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Water Watchers first spring clean up at Rivermist Park April 11, 2015 9 am-noon Volunteer!!! Support the Monocacy River Board’s Annual Clean Up!!   Wear good boots, long pants and gloves.  Water Watchers will give tshirts to all volunteers!  High School Students:  working on this campaign is a great way to get community service hours. […]

11/8 Rock Creek Clean Up

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Thanks team for your great work. We got tires, sofas, palates, another buried shopping cart and plenty of trash (about 300 gallons).  One of our Water Watchers who lives closeby will see about working on a sign that reads:  Stream water becomes tap water.  Streams are not for garbage.  Please use a trash can or […]

Water Watchers work to clean Rock Creek (FNP 10/31/14)

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  By Lisa Troshinsky Special to the News-Post | Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00 am   Rock Creek — a small but polluted stream in Frederick — became cleaner on Oct. 25, thanks to the Clean Water Healthy Kids Campaign, an initiative of Friends of Frederick County and its partners Wells Fargo and the […]

Rock Creek Clean Up 10/25/14

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Thanks to another great group of Water Watchers we collected about 400 gallons of bagged and a big pile of bulk trash from Rock Creek.  We’re up to about 1700 gallons and 2 truck loads thus far for the Fall clean ups.  Lots of heavy lifting  – lots of help from all ages! Join us […]

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

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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