Frederick’s natural resources are priceless. Our county is blessed with mountains and farmlands, streams and estuaries to the Chesapeake Bay, historic districts, and a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Through the Conservation Community Service Program, we help our members gain a greater appreciation for our environment. Projects help to preserve, maintain and restore natural resources in our local communities.
In the first part of the 20th century, FWCC members led efforts to protect and preserve the local water supply and Carroll Creek. Their first community initiative was to bring citizens together for a special clean-up day. This was the seed that began regular garbage collection and an annual clean-up day in Frederick.
Members sponsored garden contests and tree planting beautification. Members also created picnic areas at the historic Loy’s Station Covered Bridge and at Frederick Community College.
Each month, Committee chairs share information on issues of local concern and interest at FWCC meetings and in our monthly newsletter. Speakers with conservation organizations often speak at monthly meetings to share new and ongoing projects and partnership opportunities.
In recent years, conservation initiatives have included:
- Financial support for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
- Support for Color on the Creek that makes the area a popular place for residents and visitors alike
- Donations to and information on Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in Frederick
- Speakers from Habitat for Humanity, Master Gardeners and Friends of Baker Park
- Speaker and demonstration on urban gardening
- Support for Flowers Over Frederick that annually provides hanging baskets and plantings in the downtown area
- Updates on local recycling and Earth Day activities