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 […]
In 2013 City of Frederick tap water violated federal health standards for carcinogenic chlorination byproducts. Three of the 8 official sampling sites had contaminant levels above what is considered safe for drinking. This health hazard is a result of polluted source water (streams, rivers, lake); it is not due to any deficiency on the part of the Frederick […]
Lake Linganore is the major drinking water source for Frederick City residents. Based upon a preliminary assessment it is clear that there are highly erodible soils and steep slopes adjacent to the streams and water bodies in the Linganore at Eaglehead PUD. Clearing the land for development exacerbates sediment runoff into Lake Linganore and […]
Governor Glendening described exactly what FoFC has been saying. The infrastructure needs for a community that is more dense and walkable is less. And that there is a disconnect between what will sell and what we are building in Frederick County. FoFC inserted the photos below (they are not part of the FNP article). Glendening […]
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A June 7, 2013 email note from Richard Klein, Community and Environmental Defense Services An October, 2011 Audit of the Severn River watershed revealed that hundreds of stormwater ponds and other practices had failed due to a lack of maintenance. The Audit then uncovered the cause – a 2001 decision by Anne Arundel County to severely cut-back stormwater staff from seven inspectors to […]
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Voting for a different approach to planning Originally published March 31, 2013 in Frederick News Posthttp://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/opinion/display_lte.htm?storyid=148832#.UVzP3qtAS9c While the city of Frederick’s small area planning effort achieves a positive force for local residents to share community goals and hopefully incorporate those objectives into a planning process generally dominated by private interests, they are but a stepping […]
The Frederick County Commissioners have approved or are discussing approval of over 7000 new dwellings, in many cases without appropriate plans for schools, roads, emergency services and other key infrastructure. We believe that our public officials should follow existing laws; in a growing number of cases that is not happening. FoFC is using the option […]