CWF Watershed Workshop
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

CWF Watershed Workshop

Ponds, Pollution, and You: what do all those stormwater ponds really do?

Come join Potomac Conservancy to learn about the Villages of Urbana’s vast stormwater pond network, and how these ponds are serving your community! We’ll have interactive demonstrations of how pollution flows through our streams, activities for kids, refreshments, give-aways and more. You’ll leave this workshop with a better understanding of what you can do to keep your local waterways clean for your family and your community.

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CWF Watershed Workshop
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

CWF Watershed Workshop

Where does your drinking water come from? Join Clean Water Frederick for a fun, interactive homeowners workshop to learn more about your local watershed, including pollution currently impacting our local Frederick County waterways, like Tuscarora Creek and the Monocacy River. We’ll also discuss at-home and community solutions to improve local water quality, including the benefits of planting trees. Refreshments will be provided and all participants will be entered into a drawing for a free native tree provided by our partner, Stream-Link Education. Come learn about local water issues at this workshop, and then get your hands dirty planting trees in your community on April 8, 15, 22, and 29!  

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Mar
11
10:30 AM10:30

CWF at Thurmont Green Living Series

  • Thurmont Regional Library - TRL Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Clean Water Frederick and the Thurmont Green Team for a fun, interactive workshop on your local waterways! At our "Reducing Polluted Runoff in Frederick:  Keeping Our Waters Clean" workshop, We’ll have interactive demonstrations of how pollution flows through our streams, activities for kids, refreshments, give-aways and more. You’ll leave this workshop with a better understanding of what you can do to keep your local waterways clean for your family and your community.

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Conference: Growth & The Future of Chesapeake Bay
Jan
13
to Jan 14

Conference: Growth & The Future of Chesapeake Bay

January 13-14, 2015
Hood College, Frederick MD


Register today
Download the Growth Conference Flyer
Download the Agenda

"Unmanaged new growth has the potential to erase any progress made in Bay improvements."
- From a 1988 report by the Chesapeake Bay Program Population Growth and Development in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to the Year 2020

When the Chesapeake restoration effort began, scientists and policymakers raised red flags on the problem: continued rapid growth could easily counter any potential gains from ecological improvements.

Twenty-five years later, the clean-up effort lags and the topic of growth receives little serious engagement. Even those who express concern about the true costs of economic and population growth tend to accept it as an unavoidable reality that must be "accommodated." Political leaders and environmental groups avoid questioning the traditional concept of growth, and little is taught or discussed in the region’s academic institutions.

This makes it critical to re-examine concepts of growth, or the acclaimed bay’s restoration — and quality of life in the region — may be jeopardized.

  • Can there be frank talks about the real costs of growth among policymakers?
  • Are there acceptable models for thriving communities that don’t rely on continuously increasing levels of consumption? Why is it so difficult to discuss them?
  • Is it possible to transition to a lower-impact, steady-state economic system over time?

Join us for this important conference and help move the conversation forward.

We’re gathering some of the best thinkers on economic and population policies that could achieve a healthy balance of life in the Chesapeake Bay region, along with local leaders, scientists, and concerned citizens who will explore the regional impacts of growth and potential solutions.

The two-day conference, including lunch on both days, is $100 ($25 for students). Register on-line today. For accommodations, consider the Hampton Inn & Suites-Ft. Detrick, Frederick, which is located about one mile from Hood College in Frederick. Make your reservation before December 22 and ask for the "CRC room block."

 

Related Columns and Articles in the Bay Journal

Sponsors:

Town Creek Foundation
The Bay Journal
Hood College - The Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies

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Help Get Out the Early Vote for Clean Water - Oct 22!
Oct
22
5:30 PM17:30

Help Get Out the Early Vote for Clean Water - Oct 22!

  • Hodson Science Tech Bldg Room 106 Hood College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

When voters speak up, elected leaders pay attention. That's why we need YOUR help to ensure the voice of clean water is heard in the upcoming November 4th Election. Whether you join us every night, or just this evening, your phone calls make a difference! We'll let voters know that Early voting begins on Oct 23rd!

 

 

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Growing Native Day: Get Your Hands Dirty for Clean Water
Oct
4
9:30 AM09:30

Growing Native Day: Get Your Hands Dirty for Clean Water

Get nuts for clean water with Potomac Conservancy for the annual Growing Native Day!
 
Join us on Saturday, October 4th for our Growing Native Day celebration at River Bend Park in Frederick, Maryland from 9:30am to 1:00pm. You will help beautify your local park and restore the banks of the Monocacy River - the source of much of Frederick's drinking water. Grab a friend and have fun outside as you help plant trees, remove trash, and learn to collect native hardwood acorns for future tree plantings.

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