Here is a Model Letter you can use to compose your own message to the key policy makers on MDE fracking regulations addressing key topics from a perspective of protecting Deep Creek Lake. To: Governor Hogan, http://governor.maryland.gov/mail/default.asp MDE Secretary Grumbles, ben.
FoDCL Fact Sheet: Sediment Removal— Successes and Challenges Ahead In 2015: Secured change in Maryland Law to include “dredging ponds, lakes and reservoirs owned by the state” opening Waterway Improvement Fund dredging monies to be used for first time since its creation in 1966
The Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board was created when the State purchased the lake in 2001. Its purpose is to be the “local voice” in lake management. The Board meets quarterly. The only want citizens can learn what has happened is to read the meeting minutes, which
We are seeking guidance from Deep Creek Lake stakeholders about how Friends of Deep Creek Lake should become involved in the “hot topic” of fracking. What is your opinion? Do you need more information? What should we do? Please download this survey and then return it to
We have received tremendous response to our survey on whether to lift restrictions on PWC hours of operations. We will provide the Policy and Review Board with the data from the survey at their meeting on October 26, 2015 and post final results. What other topics should Friends of DCL
Any DCL must be a State-County partnership and commitment to play by the rules. Letter to the Editor, the Republican Newspaper, 8/20/15. Our Commissioners met with DNR and MDE Secretaries who lobbied for adoption of the Deep Creek Watershed Management Plan. DNR even offered to pay 50%
Watershed Plan was not approved– Opportunity for County Commissioners to consider lake management approach instead of the DNR Plan. Letter to the Editor, Republican Newspaper, 8/14/15. During their visit, the DNR and MDE Secretaries were informed the Deep Creek Watershed
Friends of Deep Creek Lake circulated a questionnaire to the 8 candidates for Garrett County Commissioner for the upcoming 2014 election. We asked the candidates questions on Deep Creek Lake, the watershed plan, Marcellus Shale drilling in the watershed as well as questions about the