Smart growth and water quality

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Watch this video on growth and impacts upon the Chesapeake Bay.  Smart growth really is one answer.

5/2 Water Watchers stream clean up!

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Water Watchers hold one last clean up for the season.  Help protect your streams and drinking water.  Help make the home for aquatic animals a bit cleaner – and flow better. Saturday May 2nd 10-noon and noon -2 Location to be determined.

4/18 Water Watchers Earth Day Celebration

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Come celebrate Earth Day with friends! Volunteers are the key to protecting our streams.  If we don’t pull out trash from streams, plant trees beside them, and identify stream sides that need more vegetation, who will?  So, this Earth Day give back! Saturday April 18th 10-noon and noon -2pm. Raffle prizes, food and more!  Location details forthcoming!

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 […]

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 […]

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

HALL'S CHOICE EVENT

CEDS News Service: an opportunity to address storm water pollution and management

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Are Coops a way to resolve the stormwater BMP maintenance crisis and to allow Watershed Groups to quickly reduce stormwater pollution? Read about this and more by following the CEDS News Service.

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 […]