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. 

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.

Livable Frederick: FoFC continues to push for livable public services

In an effort to ensure we protect our environment and have adequate public services for all County residents FoFC joined with Cleanwater Linganore, Envision Frederick County, RALE and 1000 Friends of Maryland, to send this letter to those leading Frederick County’s long term planning process called Livable Frederick. Keep your expectations for our future high, […]

The polluted Monocacy River, our collective stewardship and collaboration

Published in the FNP 12/20/16 As someone who drinks public water that comes from the Monocacy River, I care about its cleanliness. Like everyone, I respect personal property rights, but I also respect taxpayer rights. So when I read about the hoopla at last week’s meeting over a plan to restore the polluted Monocacy River […]

Casey farm (639 acres) in New Market on list for 1000 home development

To learn more please click here for the Casey Property PUD fact sheet.                       Map below shows streams surrounded by floodplain, forest (green) and blue for ponds and wetlands.

2/7/13 Citizen concerned with over-development in Frederick County, water pollution, crowded schools, trash and tax increases

 Already in trouble Originally published February 07, 2013 in the Frederick News Post I am dismayed to see that the Maryland Department of Planning reports that our county is allowing septic systems that will have an adverse effect on the Chesapeake Bay. The objection is land consumption and water pollution. So let’s look at the […]

EIP report: Frederick County discharges 111,158 pounds of nitrogen/year over permitted level

Last week the Environmental Integrity Project released its report The Clean Water Act and the Chesapeake: Enforcement’s Critical Role in Restoring the Bay (December 2012)  Appendix A in that report shows the Ballenger McKinney Waste Water Treatment Plant discharging  111,158 pounds of nitrogen each year over the permitted level.  It is the worst offender in the entire […]

Inconsistencies and Problems with the Landsdale PUD Phase I (non-age restricted) proposal and the Developers Rights and Responsibilities Agreement

Take a look at the Landsdale PUD Phase I Deficiencies. Take a look at the Landsdale DRRA Deficiencies Memo to BOCC

Sign citizen letter expressing your concern with Keller Farm development

Click here to read background information on the Keller Farm annexation and development plans. CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBLE GROWTH ALONG YELLOW SPRINGS ROAD [Letter to Frederick City elected officials] To whom it may concern: As residents living in the vicinity of the Keller Farm, we are writing to express our concern with the annexation and development plans […]

Public Hearing Thursday Nov 17th 6pm on Monrovia: Rezoning and land use change proposal information

  Thursday November 17th @ 6pm Frederick County Planning Commission Public Hearing on the 43 proposals for land development in the Urbana region (sign up to speak at 5pm), Winchester Hall (12 E Church Street, downtown Frederick, 1st floor) MONROVIA REzoning Proposals Most of the property owners who want their properties destined for residential growth are […]