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2014 Articles


Spring 2014

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  • Apr 3-4: MD Land Conservation Conference - The annual event unites land trust volunteers, staff and board members, as well as conservation organizations, environmental advocates, elected officials and planners from federal, state and local governments. Participants will share their experiences and exchange ideas through a series of lively, open discussions.

  • May 1-3: PA Land Conservation Conference - Stellar seminars and workshops, exciting mobile workshops and field trips, plenty of networking opportunities, advanced roundtables, professional continuing education credits...the 2014 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference has it all.

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  • *Expanded* Neighborhood Green program - Frederick County's Office of Sustainability & Environmental Resources has received two grant awards from the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation to support homeowner-scale stormwater retrofit projects in areas of Frederick County; specifically the Villages of Urbana as well as targeted subwatersheds supporting trout in the Upper Monocacy watershed.

  • Congratualtions PLANT Communities! - The Maryland Urban & Community Forest Committee (MUCFC) congratulates the many recipients of 2013 PLANT awards.

  • New Lawn to Woodland Program - Governor Martin O’Malley has announced an exciting new stewardship program to help Marylanders who own one to four acres of land convert unused lawn to forest cover at no cost.

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  • NEW Urban Wetlands Program Report - The first four years of the pilot project evaluated a sample of areas in the Bennett Creek watershed.

  • Potomac River Watershed Cleanup - There are numerous river and stream clean-ups organized in Frederick County as part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation's 26th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.

  • CCC Volunteer Needed!! - Frederick County’s Office of Sustainability & Environmental Resources is aiming to host another Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC) Volunteer for the 2014-2015 service year.

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Summer 2014

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  • Apr 3-4: MD Land Conservation Conference - The annual event unites land trust volunteers, staff and board members, as well as conservation organizations, environmental advocates, elected officials and planners from federal, state and local governments. Participants will share their experiences and exchange ideas through a series of lively, open discussions.

  • May 1-3: PA Land Conservation Conference - Stellar seminars and workshops, exciting mobile workshops and field trips, plenty of networking opportunities, advanced roundtables, professional continuing education credits...the 2014 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference has it all.

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  • *Expanded* Neighborhood Green program - Frederick County's Office of Sustainability & Environmental Resources has received two grant awards from the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation to support homeowner-scale stormwater retrofit projects in areas of Frederick County; specifically the Villages of Urbana as well as targeted subwatersheds supporting trout in the Upper Monocacy watershed.

  • Congratualtions PLANT Communities! - The Maryland Urban & Community Forest Committee (MUCFC) congratulates the many recipients of 2013 PLANT awards.

  • New Lawn to Woodland Program - Governor Martin O’Malley has announced an exciting new stewardship program to help Marylanders who own one to four acres of land convert unused lawn to forest cover at no cost.

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  • NEW Urban Wetlands Program Report - The first four years of the pilot project evaluated a sample of areas in the Bennett Creek watershed.

  • Potomac River Watershed Cleanup - There are numerous river and stream clean-ups organized in Frederick County as part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation's 26th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.

  • CCC Volunteer Needed!! - Frederick County’s Office of Sustainability & Environmental Resources is aiming to host another Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC) Volunteer for the 2014-2015 service year.

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Fall 2014

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  • Annual Chesapeake Forest Champion Contest - The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay with support from the U.S. Forest Service is soliciting nominations for their annual Chesapeake Forest Champions contest. Forests provide clean water and air, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and a host of other benefits to all people.

  • University of Maryland Agricultural Law Education Initiative - The initiative serves as a source of information and a point of contact so that farm families can negotiate the way forward through commonly encountered legal issues.

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  • Grow Seedlings, Grow! - On a beautiful June afternoon, Jeff Feaga and I visited 11 out of 14 Neighborhood Green planting projects completed in spring 2013. We wanted to see how the trees & shrubs were doing approximately 1 year (14 months) after planting. We were incredibly pleased with what we discovered at the project sites.

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  • 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy - Just a few miles south of Frederick City is the Monocacy National Battlefield. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the 1864 battle where the confederate army made its last serious excursion to the north, ultimately resulting in approximately 2000 military casualties.

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  • NEW! Community Restoration Online Tour - This year the County developed an interactive on-line tour to provide citizens the opportunity to view and learn more about these projects from the convenience of their personal computers.

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  • The Emerald Ash Borer- It’s inevitable – expect the emerald ash borer (EAB) to infect ash trees in your hometown.

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  • NEW Urban Wetlands Program Report - The first four years of the pilot project evaluated a sample of areas in the Bennett Creek watershed

  • Amphibian Richness and Land Cover- This local study focused on the amounts of differing land covers surrounding wetlands and whether they impeded or promoted increased amphibian species richness at breeding wetland sites

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Winter 2014

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  • The Monocacy's Mighty Tire Haul - Approximately 30 River lovers entered the Monocacy on foot and in boats to dig, pull, and haul tires and other debris from the mighty Monocacy on a mild and sunny late summer day.

  • *Expanded* Neighborhood Green program - Frederick County's Office of Sustainability & Environmental Resources has received two grant awards from the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation to support homeowner-scale stormwater retrofit projects in areas of Frederick County; specifically the Villages of Urbana as well as targeted subwatersheds supporting trout in the Upper Monocacy watershed.

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