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Latest News

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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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
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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
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Report on Water Quality Sampling

Friends of Deep Creek Lake is pleased to announced the completion of the first ever sampling of water quality in the sediment impaired coves. While no major problems were identified, the report is important as the first time ever that water quality sampling has been conducted in the 1
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