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, […]

11-April 2015 Trash clean up on the Monocacy River 9-noon

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Water Watchers first spring clean up at Rivermist Park April 11, 2015 9 am-noon Volunteer!!! Support the Monocacy River Board’s Annual Clean Up!!   Wear good boots, long pants and gloves.  Water Watchers will give tshirts to all volunteers!  High School Students:  working on this campaign is a great way to get community service hours. […]

11/8 Rock Creek Clean Up

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Thanks team for your great work. We got tires, sofas, palates, another buried shopping cart and plenty of trash (about 300 gallons).  One of our Water Watchers who lives closeby will see about working on a sign that reads:  Stream water becomes tap water.  Streams are not for garbage.  Please use a trash can or […]

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 […]

Tree planting will help protect Glade Creek

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          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 […]

October 4th Clean Up: 960+ gallons from Rock Creek

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And, a trailer full of bulk trash.  Thanks to a great group of Water Watcher volunteers we did all this in just 2 hours!  Join us October 25th from noon to 2 for more.  RSVP to Waterwatchers@friendsoffrederickcounty.org

Rock Community Pride on Rock Creek!

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    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.   […]

Free trees – fact sheets and planting guides

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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 […]

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 […]