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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
There are growing threats to Frederick County streams, to Lake Linganore and potentially to source drinking water. Read to find out more. and adopt a grid!
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 […]
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 […]
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’ […]