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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

03/11/13 – Young Voices for the Planet Films

Come out to see films from Young Voices for the Planet (YVFP). They show inspiring youth solutions to the climate crisis. The Young Voices for the Planet films are included in the 2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Tour, in Wild & Scenic’s Program “A Climate of  Change,” and in the 2013 Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) showcase. Upcoming Screenings Thursday, March 14, 7 […]

Green Economic Development saves money and makes for better living: 2 reports of interest

Across the country, communities are struggling with how to fix and replace failing and outdated infrastructure and meet new demand to manage stormwater and protect clean water. American Rivers worked with the American Society of Landscape Architects, ECONorthwest, and the Water Environment Federation to release the Banking-on-Green report to build on the current understanding of the […]

CIty of Frederick considering annexation of 302 acre Keller Farm, could build over 1000 new homes

The following entities  have petitioned the city (annexation petition) to annex the 302 acre Keller Farm into its boundaries for development, and on which 4 houses/acre are proposed for build out: Rand D Weinberg, Esquire, Law Offices of Rand Weinberg, LLC, the Keller Corporation, the Martha W Keller Family Partnership LLLP, Yankee Land Trust, Edward M […]

“Classic sprawl…look for problems to come”; BOCC allows development on Crum and Thatcher Farms immediately

Click here for information on the citizen complaint against the northern annexations. To read more on Thatcher and Crum development plans search either name on the FoFC home page search tab. Frederick News Post article:  Annexed farmland clear for developing Originally published January 27, 2012  By Pete McCarthy Photo by Staff file photo by Sam […]

Maryland Smart Growth policies support kids walking to school

Why can’t Johnny walk to school? (Soon, he might) October 28, 2011 David T. Whitaker, AICP Land Use, Smart Growth, Planning urban planning,smart growth, maryland department of planning, martin o’malley, Maryland Board of Public Works, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Maryland Department of Transportation,school construction 1 Comment State Treasurer Nancy Kopp, Governor Marting O’Malley and Comptroller Peter Franchot. In late October 2011, Maryland’s […]

Maryland passes smart growth policies that support kids walking to school

Why can’t Johnny walk to school? (Soon, he might) October 28, 2011 David T. Whitaker, AICP Land Use, Smart Growth, Planning urban planning,smart growth, maryland department of planning, martin o’malley, Maryland Board of Public Works, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Maryland Department of Transportation,school construction 1 Comment State Treasurer Nancy Kopp, Governor Marting O’Malley and Comptroller Peter Franchot. In late October 2011, Maryland’s […]

Tonight (Monday, Oct 10th 7pm) FREE FILM and discussion: join others who care about our kids’ lunch food

WHEN: Monday evening, October 10th at 7pm WHERE: Maryland Ensemble Theater, 31 W. Patrick , downtown Frederick (basement theater of the FSK Hotel) WHAT: FREE documentary film Two Angry Moms followed by Judith Gordon, FCPS Farm-to-School Program director. In the documentary film Two Angry Moms, a pair of mothers team up in a movement to change the […]