• Welcome to Friends of Deep Creek Lake!
  • to preserve our lake

    Working Year-Round
  • Join Us
    in promoting
    Stewardship, Conservation, & Restoration
  • Embracing a Broad Watershed Approach
    to ensure a
    Sustainable Future for Deep Creek Lake

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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Sediment Assessment & Action Workshop

Uno’s Lower Level. Sat, July 29, 2017 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM EDT Beverages will be provided. Update of sediment removal efforts and next steps will be provided by FoDCL. Guest presenter is Lisa Borre, lead lake management scientist and North American Lake Management Society Board member.
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Governor Proclaims Lake Appreciation

The North American Lake Management Society promotes July as National Lake Appreciation Month in order to honor our lakes and promote their protection. In Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan joined governors across the country in issuing a Maryland Lake Appreciation Proclamation. This procl
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DCL at 92– no in-lake management plan

The following is a Letter to the Editor written by Barbara Beelar after attending the ceremony announcing the Deep Creek Watershed Management Plan and formation of the Advisory Council. At the macro level the North American Lake Management Society promotes an in-lake management plan f
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Deadline for Save DCL Petition

Please send your signed State Lakes Fund Petitions by July 14th. Please sign and then mail it back to Friends of DCL, 779 Chadderton School Road, Oakland MD 21550. Download and Sign the Petition (PDF)
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