Environmental Groups in Frederick County

Environmental Groups

Name and Website

Types of Assistance

Primary Contact Name

Phone Number

Audubon Society of Central Maryland

http://www.centralmdaudubon.org/
Attracting and observing
backyard birds and butterflies,
restoration and management
of wildlife, and education
Ron Polniaszek
Bill Becraft


301.831.5060
Bennett Creek Restoration Initiative


Technical and
financial assistance
to landowners along
the Fahrney and Pleasant
Branches of Bennett
Creek
Bryan Seipp
301.608.1188
ex. 207
Canaan Valley Institute

http://www.canaanvi.org

Nitrogen reducing replacement,
stream restoration, geospatial
services, applied science,
organizational development
technical assistance and
training
Kristin Mielcarek
304.259.4739
Catoctin Land Trust

www.cltrust.org/
Conservation easement,
landowner education
Geordie Newman
301.271.2823
Catoctin Mountain Park

http://www.nps.gov/cato/

Water testing and monitoring,
GIS support, design of
outreach materials
Becky Lancosky
301.416.0536
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

http://www.cbf.org/

Technical assistance on
restoration projects,
volunteer training, assistance
seeking grant funding,
environmental education
Rob Schnabel


443.482.2175


Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage

http://www.cheswildlife.org

Habitat management plans in
farms and backyards, habitat
restoration, invasive species
control, tree plantings, grass
planting, and wetland
restoration

Ned Gerber
410.822.5100
Community Commons

http://www.communitycommons.org
Monocacy River Trail and
Greener Lifestyle Series

Jamie Thurman
310.662.3000
Frederick County Conservation Club


Stream restoration experience
for young community members,
assistance in education efforts
(lesson to delivery methods)

John Smucker
301.845.7368
Frederick County Forest Conservancy
District Board


https://sites.google.com/site/frederickcountyforestryboard/home


Tree selection, planting plans,
training in invasive management
Mike Kay
301.473.8417
Frederick County Master Gardeners

http://extension.umd.edu/frederick-
county/home-gardening/master-
gardener-program


http://extension.umd.edu/frederick-
county/home-gardening/mg-
happenings

Speakers for organizations,
presentations on Bay Wise
landscaping strategy using native
plants, education

Susan Trice 301.600.1596
Frederick County Division of Planning

Department of Planning
GIS mapping and analysis,
property ownership information,
zoning and comprehensive plan
designs
Steven C. Horn


301.600.1153


Frederick County Watershed
Management Section

Watershed Management
GIS services (inc. mapping and
analysis, coordination of MCWA,
partners, and community
restoration, wetland research,
public outreach and education
Shannon Moore




301.600.1413




Frederick Zero Waste Alliance

http://www.envisionfrederickcounty.org/
meeting-of-the-frederick-zero-waste-
alliance/

(Formerly the No
Incinerator Alliance)
Patrice Gallegher
email
pgallj@aol
.com
Friends of Rural Roads of Frederick
County


www.ruralroadsfrederickmd.org/

Promote preservation of gravel
roads, support County Rural
Roads Program, information on
rural roads and alternatives to
paving roads in rural areas
Susan Hanson
301.371.4274
Friends of Waterford Park

www.friendsofwaterfordpark.org
Assistance on how to create
a "Friends" group, education
on invasive species
Ginny Brace
301.682.6135
"Holding Our Ground" Project


Outreach, education,
and technical assistance
through an electronic
newsletter and a GIS
tool, with the purpose
of helping landowners
identify potential
environmental problems
and discuss volunteer
restoration opportunities
Jeff Feaga
301.600.1350
Interstate Commission on the Potomac
River Basin (ICPRB)


http://www.potomacriver.org/index.htm
Grant writing, development
of watershed organizations,
event posting through media
outlets and website
Sherry Zandieh
301.984.1908
ext. 100
Maryland Chapter of the American
Chestnut Foundation


http://www.mdtacf.com/

Education and research
on backcross
breeding program to
restore the American
Chestnut to its native
range
Bruce Levine


brujonlev@yahoo.
com


Maryland Forest Service

http://www.dnr.state.md/us/forests/

Professional forestry
services, development
of forest stewardship
plans, education
General Info
410.260.8531
Monocacy & Catoctin Watershed
Alliance (MCWA)


www.watershed-alliance.com

Community
restoration projects,
watershed planning,
stream corridor
assessments,
GIS mapping
Jeff Feaga
301.600.1350
Hood College

http://www.hood.edu/
Meeting space, workshops on
scientific topics, technical
assistance on water quality
Drew Ferrier
301.696.3660
Monocacy National Battlefield

http://www.nps.gov/mono/
Field assessment and technical
assistance, GIS education and
training in water quality
monitoring, exotic plant
management and control
Andrew Banasik
301.696.0130
Mount St. Mary's University

http://www.msmary.edu
Environmental restoration,
Tom's Creek water monitoring,
outreach and education

Jeffrey Simmons
301.447.6826
ext. 4863
New Forest Society

http://www.emmitsburg.net/nfs/index.htm

Free trees to CREP landowners
and others, educational
workshops, outreach and
involvement with young children
in tree planting
Elizabeth Prongas
301.271.4459
Potomac Conservancy

http://www.potomac.org

Conservation easement
language, monitoring, &
negotiation, science-based
forestry advice, rain garden
design and installation for
community restoration projects
Katie Blackman
301.608.1188




Potomac Valley Fly Fishers, Inc.

http://www.pvflyfish.org/

Issues regarding the protection
and restoration of fisheries and
stream, promote fly fishing as
a consistent way to preserve and
use our resources
John Brognard
301.371.4205
Soil Conservation District (Frederick and
Catoctin)

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/

Technical assistance to
agricultural landowners on soil
and water conservation,
packaging of applications for
federal and state financial
assistance, awards, tours, and
recognition of leadership and
good practices in soil and water
conservation
Denny Remsburg


301.695.2803
ext. 3
Thorpe Wood

http://www.thorpewood.org
Meeting facilities for conference
and community gatherings,
volunteers for restoration
projects, access to technical
expertise in natural resources,
legal and appraisal areas
Sam Castleman


301.271.2823
Urban Wetlands Program, Bennett Creek
Watershed Pilot

www.watershed-alliance.com/mcwa
_study21.hml


Education and outreach
to County public
school teachers and
students on wetland
function, wetland
standards and protocols
Shannon Moore

Jeff Feaga
301.600.1413

301.600.1350
Western Maryland Resource Conservation
and Development Council

http://users.erols.com/wmarylandrcd/index.htm
Forest restoration, forest
management, exotic and invasive
plant management, volunteer
training
Roger Troxell
301.447.2075

     

Municipal Green Teams

     
Municipality Contact Name
Email or #
Additional Info
Brunswick
Breanna Thomas
301-834-7500
ext. 205
 
Burkittsville Lisa Orr
Lorr@frederick
countymd.gov
Click here for
website
Emmitsburg Jerry Muir
301-600-6300
 
Frederick Jenny Willoughby
301-600-2843 Click here for
website

Middletown Cindy Unangst
301-371-6171 Click here for
website

New Market
Jake Romanell
240-285-5761
 
Thurmont Jim Humerick
JHumerick@
thurmontstaff.com
Click here for website
Walkersville Chad Weddle
301-845-4500