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 […]
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 […]
University of Maryland PhD candidate Ed Kruse will be conducting community health surveys related to Middletown, Fort Detrick, and Walkersville. Middletown has been asked to introduce Ed Kruse to the community at a date yet to be decided. Kruse’s work will look into how Fort Detrick may have affected the health of residents in the surrounding […]
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.
Friends of Frederick County has analyzed the 194 proposals available for public reading at: Frederick County Government website, Community Development page. Here is a summary of our findings: Municipality Number of proposals Agriculture/open space properties requesting reclassification and rezoning (acres) Agriculture/ open space properties requesting reclassification and rezoning for residential development (acres) approximate # […]
Frederick County residents living near Union Bridge could be impacted by decisions made on air emissions from LeHigh Public Hearing on Lehigh Cement Co. Air Permit Renewal, Union Bridge MD What: Public Hearing on Lehigh Cement Co’s operating permit renewal When: scheduled for March 2nd 7pm or March 9th in case of inclement weather. Where: Union […]
County’s Role in the Development of “Municipal Growth Elements” Mandatory Adoption Every municipality in Maryland is required to adopt a “municipal growth element” as part of its comprehensive plan. The initial deadline for meeting this requirement was October 1, 2009. For good cause shown, the Maryland Department of Planning may grant up to two six […]