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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stream Link Education plants 400 trees along Glade Creek

Stream Link Education, along with 25 volunteers planted along one side of Glade Creek, noting that cows still have access to the creek on the other side!  We have learned that the landowner on the other side is working on fencing out the cows and is interested in stream buffer restoration as well.  Great news!  Glade […]

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