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 […]

Frederick City is a jewel, easily lost forever with one bad decision

Downtown Marriott Hotel There are many reasons to be concerned about the way this Downtown Marriott Hole project has evolved, most notably a troubling lack of transparency in the financing process. But at the root of it all is something more fundamental: our collective inability to imagine Frederick city and as the jewel that is, […]

Rock Creek Clean Up 10/25/14

Thanks to another great group of Water Watchers we collected about 400 gallons of bagged and a big pile of bulk trash from Rock Creek.  We’re up to about 1700 gallons and 2 truck loads thus far for the Fall clean ups.  Lots of heavy lifting  – lots of help from all ages! Join us […]

October 4th Clean Up: 960+ gallons from Rock Creek

And, a trailer full of bulk trash.  Thanks to a great group of Water Watcher volunteers we did all this in just 2 hours!  Join us October 25th from noon to 2 for more.  RSVP to

Rock Community Pride on Rock Creek!

    With generous support from Wells Fargo, Friends of Frederick County has launched the “Clean Water – Healthy Kids” campaign to clean streams, plant trees and help residents understand the connection between clean streams, drinking water, health and civic pride. We invite you to be part of the Rock Creek clean up team.   […]

FoFC questions Keller Farm Development Fiscal Impact Assessment

The Fiscal Impact Analysis on this project vastly overestimates its potential revenue.   After careful review, the city will not have a $500,000/year revenue source off the Keller Farm development, as presented by Ausherman Developers before the Planning Commission in June 2012.  Instead the development will bring somewhere between a net loss of $43,000/year to a gain […]

Opinion of city resident on Keller Farm development (FNP letter to the editor)

  Keller annexation will devalue quality of life Originally published September 04, 2012 I’m a city slicker. Born and raised across the river from New York City, I went to high school a stone’s throw from the Twin Towers. I love the excitement, the crowds, the culture, the clubs, the shows and the food.When I […]

FoFC asks state to calculate their share of costs for public services and facilities in Frederick County

Frederick News Post report:  Group wants growth costs calculated  

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 […]

“Classic sprawl…look for problems to come”; BOCC allows development on Crum and Thatcher Farms immediately

Click here for information on the citizen complaint against the northern annexations. To read more on Thatcher and Crum development plans search either name on the FoFC home page search tab. Frederick News Post article:  Annexed farmland clear for developing Originally published January 27, 2012  By Pete McCarthy Photo by Staff file photo by Sam […]