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 representatives if they support these 5 Actions for Clean Water >


At Home Solutions

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 >

Up for a Challenge? Sign up for the Green Homes Challenge, led by the Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources 


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 >


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.

To become a citizen advocate or get your hands dirty for clean water, sign up for volunteer opportunities here >