• 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

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
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More

Fracking ban to headline environmental issues at 2017 Md. legislative session

Excellent article by Bryan P. Sears, The Daily News. A must read for all following this issue. fracking-ban-to-headline-environmental-issues-at-2017-md
Read More

Important: Ground and Water beneath you– 11/28/16

The experts on groundwater and geological formations of western Maryland  will give presentation at the Appalachian Lab on November 29 starting at 7pm,  Very important event and chance to talk with the  experts : David Bolton, Chief, Hydrogeology and Hydrology Program, Maryland Geolog
Read More