May 2nd Rock Creek clean up a success!

With 13 volunteers this Water Watchers teams collected much more trash than expected!  Go team.  Thanks to Pam and Heather for their wonderful coordination of the day’s event. To join future cleanups please send an email to:

18-April 2015 Calling all volunteers for Spring stream clean – up and tree planting

We invite you to be part of the Water Watchers clean up team! With generous support from Wells Fargo, Friends of Frederick County has launched the “Clean Water – Healthy Kids” campaign to clean streams, plant trees and help residents understand the connection between clean streams, drinking water, health and civic pride. Ask your family, […]

5/2 Water Watchers stream clean up!

Water Watchers hold one last clean up for the season.  Help protect your streams and drinking water.  Help make the home for aquatic animals a bit cleaner – and flow better. Saturday May 2nd 10-noon and noon -2 Location to be determined.

4/18 Water Watchers Earth Day Celebration

Come celebrate Earth Day with friends! Volunteers are the key to protecting our streams.  If we don’t pull out trash from streams, plant trees beside them, and identify stream sides that need more vegetation, who will?  So, this Earth Day give back! Saturday April 18th 10-noon and noon -2pm. Raffle prizes, food and more!  Location details forthcoming!

11-April 2015 Trash clean up on the Monocacy River 9-noon

Water Watchers first spring clean up at Rivermist Park April 11, 2015 9 am-noon Volunteer!!! Support the Monocacy Scenic River Citizen Advisory Board’s Annual Clean Up!!   Wear good boots, long pants and gloves.  Water Watchers will give tshirts to all volunteers!  High School Students:  working on this campaign is a great way to get […]

11/8 Rock Creek Clean Up

Thanks team for your great work. We got tires, sofas, palates, another buried shopping cart and plenty of trash (about 300 gallons).  One of our Water Watchers who lives closeby will see about working on a sign that reads:  Stream water becomes tap water.  Streams are not for garbage.  Please use a trash can or […]

Water Watchers work to clean Rock Creek (FNP 10/31/14)

  By Lisa Troshinsky Special to the News-Post | Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00 am   Rock Creek — a small but polluted stream in Frederick — became cleaner on Oct. 25, thanks to the Clean Water Healthy Kids Campaign, an initiative of Friends of Frederick County and its partners Wells Fargo and the […]

Public letter asking for clean tap water: sign this week!

Below is a citizen letter requesting our City mayor and aldermen to speak out for clean water on our behalf;  the letter gives you some explanation of the issue.  Will you add your name?  If so please respond to  with your name as you would like it printed.     And if so inclined, please share […]

Tree planting will help protect Glade Creek

          Saturday October 18th a troop of girl scouts planted trees with the non-profit Stream-Links Education along Glade Creek…12 new Water Watchers! More vegetation along the creek helps keep sediments along the bank and not in the creek. Glade Creek flows in to the Monocacy River, an important source of public drinking water. The […]

October 4th Clean Up: 960+ gallons from Rock Creek

And, a trailer full of bulk trash.  Thanks to a great group of Water Watcher volunteers we did all this in just 2 hours!  Join us October 25th from noon to 2 for more.  RSVP to