Polluted county streams to blame for City’s drinking water contamination

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Citizens lose again in taxpayers v BOCC: Frederick City drinking water soon to be dirtier

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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 […]

Construction causing soil to flow into a stream? what to do!

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Here are some resources to help you: – A YouTube video of a workshop presented a month or so ago by Richard Klein of Community & Environmental Defense Services about the big six watershed pollution sources (construction, storm water, new development, pasture, cropland, point sources) and how citizen organizations can tackle them: http://youtu.be/mmERdOw0kCk – Potomac Riverkeeper’s Get […]

CLEANWATER_LINGANORE, Inc forms to put stream health in Linganore on red alert!

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Email the group at info@cleanwater-linganore.org  

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: New Partners in County Stream Improvement

New partners in county stream improvement New partners in county stream improvement For The Frederick News-Post | Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:00 am John Smucker recently partnered with the Potomac Conservancy as part of a project to remove a fish barrier, an outmoded dam and control bank erosion in Tuscarora Creek. He planted 55 […]

8/24/13 FNP: New Market reconsiders annexation plans

                Read entire article here.