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!

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, […]

High Quality Food Production and Carbon Sequestration

HIGH QUALITY FOOD PRODUCTION AND CARBON SEQUESTRATION (message from Biodiversity for a Livable Climate)   Independent researcher and consultant Michael Locklear will be speaking about combining high quality food production with carbon sequestration this Saturday, March 11 at 2 PM at the Friends Meeting House in Annapolis. This talk is sponsored by the Climate Stewards […]

Is there a proposed development that might threaten your community or environment? Evaluate it.

Check out this check list: A 2-page Checklist from our friends at Community & Environmental Defense Services to help evaluate any proposed activity that might threaten your community or environment. Topics covered in the checklist are: · Clean Water, · Traffic Congestion & Safety, · Schools Overcrowding & Safe Streets, · Tree & Forest […]

Community Renewable Energy’s opinion on large solar fields

Excerpt from full letter submitted by Community Renewable Energy, a project of the Land and Cultural Preservation Fund, Inc. a tax-exempt, 501c3 not for profit organization.  It is my opinion that there should be a strong preference for renewable energy projects in this order: a. For ownership and direct economic benefit/use by the site-owner b. For distributed […]

CALL TO ACTION: support Monocacy River Plan!

You May Have Heard About the Monocacy River Plan: those against it are much louder than we are! You may have heard about the controversy over the Monocacy River Plan. Unfortunately some of the information circulating is untrue and is just being used to fuel a fire and disrupt ensuring our clean drinking water. We […]

Contamination of Frederick City’s Drinking Water with Polluted County Surface Water

Clean Streams, Healthy Drinking Water Read the full report: Contamination of Frederick City’s Drinking Water with Polluted County Surface Water. Frederick City get its water from Linganore Creek (42.4 %), the Monocacy River (28.6 %), the Potomac River (16.4 %) and from Fishing Creek (12.6 %). In 2013 City of Frederick tap water violated federal health […]