Free trees – fact sheets and planting guides

River Birch

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 […]

COMING SOON: 1735 new homes in Linganore, more cars more new students; are we prepared?

Tuesday June 18th, 2013 Public Hearing on Eaglehead Planned Urban Development (PUD) and 25 year DRRA with Board of County Commissioners, Winchester Hall, 12 E Church St. Frederick Wednesday May 22nd, 2013  Public Hearing on Eaglehead PUD and 25 year DRRA with Planning Commission, Winchester Hall, 12 E Church St. Frederick Find out more… OLD NEWS March 4, 2013  “Town Hall […]

Discussion of public/private partnerships and who will pay for infrastructure?

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June seminars about: Green Practices for Property Management

Green Practices for Property Management Seminar Series…Read more here!

05/28/13 Study shows smart growth benefits local financial health

Blog post from Smart Growth America Building Better Budgets quantifies average savings and revenue of smart growth development Posted on May 21, 2013 by Smart Growth America Local governments across the country have compared development strategies to understand their impact on municipal finances. These studies generally compare two or more different development scenarios, and help local leaders make informed […]

New report that looks at penalties for pollution: are they enough to deter industry?

No Profit in Pollution: a comparison of key Chesapeake Bay state water pollution penalty policies   “Industries that discharge water pollution are required to abide by clean water laws and regulations that limit how much they can pollute the nation’s rivers, lakes, streams, and other bodies of water. If they exceed their limits or, fail to […]

Shad restoration in the Potomac River: an economic resource and ecological experiment

Restoration of the American Shad in the Potomac River Mr. James Cummins, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (This text is a summary of Mr. Cummin’s presentation at Hood College Symposium, March 7, 2013) The American Shad is the world’s largest herring.  It spends most of its life along the Atlantic coastline, ranging from […]

Urban forestry – an important component to protecting the Chesapeake Bay

Urban Forestry: An Increasingly Critical Component of the Landscape Mr. Michael Galvin, SavATree (This text is a summary of Mr. Galvin’s presentation at Hood College Symposium, March 7, 2013) Current decisions are being made at a local, land parcel level.  When only one person cuts down a tree, this doesn’t make a huge difference.  However, […]

Will climate change impact the Potomac watershed?

Future Climate Change in the Potomac Watershed Bart Merrick, NOAA Chesapeake Bay (This text is a summary of Mr. Merrick’s presentation at Hood College Symposium, March 7, 2013) Mr. Merrick outlined the models and factors that have contributed to the conclusion that climate scientists have come to: there is a warming climate trend.  These factors […]

3/11/13 Are the outer suburbs (or “exurbs) dying?

Check out this radio show from May 2012 – old but still relevant! Copied from the website: Census Bureau data from April shows that outer exurbs are dying and urban cores are growing. From The New York Times:   “The country’s outer suburbs, often referred to as the exurbs by demographers, were at the forefront of […]