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The attached petition is to Governor O'Malley insisting he commit his administration and state public funds to Save Deep Creek Lake, in the same way he is working to Save the Bay.
We are urging everyone– lake property owners, commercial businesses, lake users, visitors to the lake and watershed and all Garrett Countians to sign.
This is an urgent matter. Why? Recently DNR Secretary Griffin said 1) there are no public funds for DCL; 2) some sections of the lake are too far gone to be restored; and 3) any restoration would have to be paid for by lake property owners. This DNR lack of investment, abandoning sections of the lake and placing financial burden on just property owners could not be more serious. This policy threaten the sustainability and future of our lake. It must be changed NOW!
1. There are no formal limitations for signatures, such as age or residency. Have everyone in your family, extended family, friends who come visit and love the lake sign the petition.
2. Ways to sign:
a) Print out hard copies, get signatures and mail to FoDCL 779 Chadderton School Rd, Oakland, MD 21550.
b) Sign electronically in the sidebar or at change.org!
Our goal? Our Strategy Group has set an ambitious goal of 1,000 names!
We launched the campaign during Autumn Glory. Four of us in just 2 hours got over 200 signatures, mostly from Garrett Countians. They want their tax dollars being spent here instead of Saving the Bay. They “get” the fact the lake is the “golden goose”, generating over 50% of the County tax revenues and jobs. A decline in the lake would have serious impacts in the region and on them.
On November 14 at 4 pm DNR Secretary Griffin will be making a presentation on the state of the lake to the Board of County Commissioners. If there is any way for you to attend this meeting, please do so. We need to raise the issue of funding and DNR lake management policies.
Simply use the form on the right to sign the petition electronically!