• 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

“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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Arrowhead Cove Tour

On August 31, 2016 Friends of DCL took members of the House Committee on Transportation and Environment on a tour of DCL. After visiting Cherry Creek and the State Park launch ramp, the tour ended up in Arrowhead Cove. Many aspects of lake aging and decline are manifest in this cove:
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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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