Friends of Frederick County

Untitled3Friends of Frederick County has a ten year history in civic engagement, education and government oversight to protect our precious landscape from sprawling development and abuse of natural resources.

fofc30hFrederick County residents are taking a close look at our quality of life now and for future generations.  The building consensus is that a sustainable community is within our reach, but major changes are needed to become more energy efficient, less auto-dependent – promoting economic vitality without losing our agricultural land to sprawl and urbanization.

Farms, woods and streams are threatened by subdivisions, roads and strip malls.  Maryland loses nearly 30,000 acres of land each year to sprawl and expects to lose 700,000 by 2030.

Planning for a Smaller Footprint

Across the USA Americans have learned that our communities suffer long term economic, social and environmental impacts when dominated by sprawl development patterns.  Friends of Frederick County believes that new growth should be town-centered, transit and pedestrian oriented, and offer a greater mix of housing, commercial and retail uses within the existing footprint.  Planning for livable and walkable communities reconciles development with an enhanced quality of life that can be fiscally sound, environmentally and socially responsible – for current and future residents.  Check this out to learn more:   A sustainable rewrite for Frederick County.

Join us and be part of a grassroots community with a vision.

(The former FoFC site is currently being transferred to this site.  You can still access more information from that site here.