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Unified action for State Lakes Fund

The effort to secure the annual allocation of $3 million for the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund is of critical important to ensure sustainability of the 16 state-owned and managed lakes in Maryland. Those of us advocating for this bill are making history– all electe
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State Lakes Bill introduced; hearing set!

We can protect and restore DCL! Support passage of the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund, 2018 now! Breaking news: Senator Edwards and Delegate Beitzel have introduce this bill in order to require the state to make an annual allocation of $3 million to the Fund, The Senate w
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Save DCL, join the DCL FAN Club now!

We have created the DCL FAN Club to provide guidance and Action Alerts for lake activists. We want to be as  effective in the upcoming Maryland General Assembly Session as possible and the voice of the lake property owner and user is key! Can you give us 1-2 hours between now and end
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“There’s no money for DCL”

Goal: secure annual allocation of state funding for DCL and the 14 other state-owned lakes. Without substantial funding the critically important lake restoration and protection projects can not happen. We have compiled a PowerPoint presentation covering DCL funding and the importance
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Why we need a fund for DCL

Friends of DCL is spending the summer mobilizing lake property owners to advocate for allocation of funds for the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund, recently signed into law by the Governor.  We worked hard to get the Fund bill through the General Assembly because no such st
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