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Latest News

Friends of DCL Director and Field Staff sample EWM growths around the lake to send to EnviroScience

Collecting Eurasian Watermilfoil Around the Lake On July 7th, 2012, FoDCL Director Barbara Beeler and FoDCL Field Staff went to three points on Deep Creek Lake to collect Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM). These samples are being sent to EnviroScience, an ecological consulting service for t
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Covering Benthic Mats

Covering Benthic Mats The Lake Lowdown – Issue 2 Lake Management just released a new policy –permitting installation of barrier sheets on the lake bottom around docks to suppress growth of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). Buffer strip permit holders must obtain a permit
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Boating Safety Cutbacks at DCL!

Boating Safety Cutbacks at DCL!  The Lake Lowdown – Issue 1   In the 2012 season at DCL there will be a reduction of Natural Resource Police (NRP) “manpower” of 30% under 2010 funding levels—see chart below: Year   2010 2011 2012 Total  – Watercraft Accidents(reportab
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Eurasian Watermilfoil Study Update

EWM study update, 6/6/12 Bruce Michael, Director, Resource Assessment Service, DNR has just reported: For more information Mr. Michael can be contacted by; email: bmichael@dnr.state.md.us or by phone: 410 260-8627   Friends of Deep Creek Lake has written Mr. Michael asking he inf
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Attorney General tours the Lake; Observes shoreline erosion

Attorney General Tours Deep Creek Lake! “Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler visited the Youghiogheny River and Deep Creek Lake on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, the first stop of his 2012 audit of Maryland’s rivers and tributaries. Since beginning his statewide tour and environmental
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