Our community, Our environment November 2017

Click here to read and access links in Our Community, Our Environment news for November 2017 !

A MUST listen for “local food” buyers in the U.S.A.

The deck is stacked against family farmers. Here’s one rancher’s powerful response. 

FoFC asks Planning Commission to vote in favor of restoring and protecting the Monocacy River

Matt Seubert, Advisor to Friends of Frederick County, asks the Planning Commission to support the Monocacy River Management Plan (October 18, 2017) Our objectives tonight are to convince you, and hopefully some of the landowners here, that this is a good plan and should be adopted.  The program here is a communal path to mutual prosperity […]

Monrovia Town Center agreement nullified!

As many are well aware, FoFC has been working to ensure adequate public facilities for all developments in Frederick County, Monrovia Town Center is no exception.  FoFC supported the founding of RALE  – an organization that has done superb work on behalf of the citizens living in the Monrovia area.  Finally after many years of […]

SAVE the Birely Tannery! – HPC Vote, Thursday Sept 14 @ 6pm, City Hall –

PRINT OUT SAVE BIRELY TANNERY FLYER HERE!  Please share with neighbors and friends. Birely Tannery must remain to demonstrate to citizens and visitors alike, that Carroll Creek is more than a new concrete aqueduct, that a living creek useful to industry is historically integral to downtown Frederick’s prosperity and development. Birely Tannery represents our last […]

Thousands of citizens ask Monocacy River Board to advocate for river protection!

Smarter Growth Alliance for Frederick County 1000 Friends of Maryland ● Audubon MD-DC ● Audubon Society of Central Maryland Citizens for the Preservation of Middletown Valley ● Cleanwater Linganore ● Clean Water Action Climate Change Working Group ● Coalition for Smarter Growth ● Envision Frederick County ● Frederick Zero Waste Alliance Friends of Frederick County […]

Citizen letter to Mayor McClement questions $27.8M taxpayer subsidies for corporate Marriott

July 6,2017 To the Mayor McClement and Board of Aldermen: Seven weeks ago you [Mayor McClement] claimed that NO PUBLIC MONEY would be going toward the Downtown Hotel and Conference Center; that in fact, Plamondon, the developer was paying for his Hotel and Conference center all by himself! That doesn’t ring true to me. Already, […]

Maryland is paving the way for commercial solar power plants to become pollinator friendly

Read all about the Pollinator-Friendly Designation (SB1158) as reported by Community Renewable Energy’s Rebecca Rush.

Monrovia Town Center case heads back to Circuit Court

When: Tuesday, May 9th On May 9th at 9am, the Monrovia Town Center (MTC) case goes back to the Circuit Court. As you may recall, we’ve been there before. Over two years ago, following RALE’s appeal of the controversial approval of the proposed greenfield development in Monrovia by the Blaine Young Board of County Commissioners […]

Go shopping at the Common Market Coop – and raise money for great work in Frederick County…now through June

Help raise funds for Friends of Frederick County, Community F.A.R.E., Stream Link Education and Community Renewable Energy simply by reusing your shopping bags!  Shop at the Common Market now through June; for every reusable bag you use, you raise money for us!