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    in promoting
    Stewardship, Conservation, & Restoration
  • Embracing a Broad Watershed Approach
    to ensure a
    Sustainable Future for Deep Creek Lake

Tool Kit to be Effective Citizen

Lake stakeholders have come to realize that they must become engaged in policy advocacy in Annapolis. The State of Maryland owns Deep Creek Lake and 15 other aging, man-made lakes elsewhere in the state. There are also other issues of interest to lake property owners, include whether
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Key Committee in Annapolis, Voting Record

Bills of interest to Deep Creek Lake property owners, users and those concerned about health and sustainability of all Maryland owned lake will come before the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee in the coming weeks. This committee is holding the hearing on Fe
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DCL funding bill introduced in Annapolis

Senator Edwards and Delegate Beitzel have just have introduced the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund. The purpose of the bill is to create a funding mechanism for allocation of state funds for protection programs and restoration projects in all 15 state owned lakes in Maryla
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Year End update on fracking from lake property owner perspective

After considerable discussion and research, the Board of Friends of Deep Creek Lake adopted a Position Paper on hydraulic fracturing in Maryland at their December, 2016 Board meeting. After extensive participation in the review of draft regulations on fracking during 2016, the Board f
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2016 Year in Review

The Fall Watershed Wisdom newsletter newsletter-final_layout-1-1 covers the substantial progress made by this watershed organization in 2016 and lays out plans for work in Annapolis during the Maryland General Assembly 2017 session. Friends of DCL continues to be the lead organization
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