Take an Action for Clean Water

We believe people are the most important part of the work to protect Frederick County’s lands and waters. When you participate in clean water protection, you are taking an active role in the preservation of your backyard streams and creeks so they remain pristine and healthy for generations to come.

It's our water, our Frederick County. Together we can make it better!

Scroll below to explore ways you can Speak Up, Stay Informed, and Make a Difference!


Contact your local elected leaders

Did you know that local water quality is most impacted by policies passed by city and county government? That's why we are counting on concerned citizens, like you, to speak up for clean water.

Ask your local candidates if they support these 5 Actions for Clean Water >


Pledge to speak up for your right to clean water

Frederick County's rivers and streams - your local water - are some of the most polluted in all of Maryland. Out-of-control sprawl means pollution levels will get worse unless we take action now for manageable, river-friendly growth.

If you believe in clean, safe water for our families and taking care of our local lands and rivers, sign the Pledge today >


Vote and make your voice heard

Vote in the upcoming General Election on November 4, 2014 and stand up for the leaders who make your values a priority in your community.

Participate in Early Voting >

Vote in the General Election on November 4 >

Learn more about your local rivers and streams


Sign up for local clean water news

We care about safe, clean water, but are we really keeping tabs on issues that impact the health of our lands and rivers? Get the scoop on Clean Water Frederick news and sign-up for e-news alerts .

Sign up for monthly Clean Water News >


Start at home

Using native plants and landscaping to capture and filter polluted runoff is a great way to positively affect the health of your local streams. Downspout diversions, rain barrels, rain gardens, and permeable pavements are all great at-home solutions – and it’s a great excuse to improve your curb appeal and property value!

Learn more about At Home Solutions >


Volunteer in Your Community

When voters speak up, elected leaders pay attention. One of the best ways you can help in the fight for clean water is by taking an active role in raising awareness among your neighbors about the pollution threats that face our local lands and rivers.

Volunteer and help Clean Water Frederick get out the vote for the November 4 General Election!

If you are interested in helping make phone calls or knock on doors, please let us know by Registering Today >



When you make a tax-deductible contribution to support the Clean Water Frederick campaign, you are directly raising awareness about local pollution threats, giving your community a louder voice on clean water issues, and helping us reverse the threats through on-the-ground conservation and advocacy programs.

Make a difference today >