Presentation (Aug. 1): Ron Kaltenbaugh on Climate Change: Science, Impacts, and Solutions

Please join us on Tuesday evening, August 1st, at the new McClintock Distilling Company, in downtown Frederick, for a free and informative presentation and discussion with Ron Kaltenbaugh, of Jefferson, … [Read more...]

Smarter Growth Alliance for Frederick County letter on Draft Monocacy Scenic River Management Plan

The following is a copy of a letter sent from the Smarter Growth Alliance for Frederick County (see the list of the 17 organizations that signed the letter below) to the chair and members of the Monocacy Scenic River … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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 support the efforts of Chesapeake … [Read more...]