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 […]

Register NOW to adopt a grid – 4 hours/year of volunteer time ONLY

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’ […]

FNP article: adopt a grid and, using a smart phone, help clean our streams in Frederick County

Lear how to adopt a grid, volunteer a few hours to help save a stream Friends of Frederick County begin stream adoption program Originally published November 19, 2012 By Patti S. Borda  ONLINEwww.friendsoffrederickcounty.org Smartphones, shoe-leather investigation and satellites can all contribute to cleaning up polluted streams and creeks.In its new stream-adoption program, the Friends of Frederick […]