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, […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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

HALL'S CHOICE EVENT

Free trees for Maryland residents to help protect our environment

Backyard Buffers The Potomac Watershed Partnership, in cooperation with the Maryland DNR Forest Service present the Backyard Buffers Program. This program is designed to assist homeowners who have a stream or other waterway on or adjacent to their property to create a streamside buffer of native trees and shrubs. A streamside buffer can create habitat […]

Commissions, just who stands to benefit from weakening stream buffer regulations? WHO?

Testimony before the Board of County Commissioners on amendments to ZT-13-09, Winchester Hall, Frederick County MD   October 31, 2013   My name is Janice Wiles, Executive Director for Friends of Frederick County, a countywide organization that promotes environmental conservation, fair and open government, and active civic engagement in Frederick County.  We are here today to […]

9/5/13 LTE: Environmental Good Stewardship

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 […]

9/5/13 Glendening sees discrepancy between houses we are building and the type buyers want

Governor Glendening described exactly what FoFC has been saying.  The infrastructure needs for a community that is more dense and walkable is less.  And that there is a disconnect between what will sell and what we are building in Frederick County.  FoFC inserted the photos below (they are not part of the FNP article). Glendening […]