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Kai is the Director of Envision Frederick County.

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Panel Discussion: “Advancing the Public Interest for the People of Frederick”

Please check out the media advisory below, and consider joining us for a lively conversation, at Winchester Hall, between Jan Gardner (County Executive), Ron Young (State Senator), … [Read more...]

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Smart Growth America’s “(Re)Building Downtown”

Smart Growth America is a great resource for any citizen, planner or elected official interested in planning and development and land use. About a year and a half ago, Smart Growth … [Read more...]

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Brenda Platt on May 25th: Composting to reduce waste, create jobs and fight climate change

Envision Frederick County and the Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies at Hood College are very pleased to invite you to join us for a free presentation by Brenda Platt as part of our ongoing speaker … [Read more...]

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Reprise: Native plants better, cheaper than lawns

EDITORS NOTE: This is a republication of a column I wrote for the Gazette on December 4, 2003. Since then, more people have moved to reduce lawns, cultivate more native plants, and avoid lawn fertilizers and pesticides. … [Read more...]

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March on Annapolis to Ban Fracking in MD: Photos and Media Coverage

On Thursday (March 2nd), about 1,000 people, from across Maryland, gathered, marched and rallied in Annapolis to encourage state legislators to ban fracking throughout Maryland. Here are some photographs from the … [Read more...]

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City seeks to fill vacancy on Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Interested individuals, who live in the City of Frederick, have until February 24th to apply for the current vacancy on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Mayor Randy … [Read more...]

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Envision staff and board members take the Polar Bear Plunge to fight climate change

Well...we did it! Three Envision Frederick County board members and I joined about 160 other folks for the 12th Annual “Keep Winter Cold” Polar Bear Plunge...into the Potomac River...to support the efforts of Chesapeake … [Read more...]

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Thank you for making our Envision Winter 2016 event a great success!

Last week, on Thursday evening, Envision Frederick County held it’s second annual Envision fundraising dinner event at ThorpeWood -- Envision Winter 2016 -- with special guest speakers Mike Tidwell, founder and director … [Read more...]