2016/2017 Update of the Monocacy River Management Plan

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The 2016/2017 Monocacy River Management Plan

The Monocacy Scenic River Citizens' Advisory Board (River Board) announces the release of its Final Draft of the Monocacy River Management Plan. The initial draft of the plan was released in October 2016, and was subject to public hearings and subsequent revisions by the River Board. The Final Draft Plan is an update to the 1990 Monocacy River Study and Management plan, which was prepared by the River Board and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and describes the River's ecology, environmental resources, natural and cultural history, and recommendations for the Monocacy River corridor.

Review Process and Schedule

River Board public hearing - Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm, Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church Street, Frederick, Maryland.
River Board meeting - Wednesday August 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm, place TBD. Final review and vote on a recommended plan.

Following the River Board's vote on a recommended Monocacy River Management Plan it will be referred to the Frederick County and Carroll County governments, as well as the City of Frederick and Town of Walkersville.

For Frederick County the Recommended Plan will be subject to further review and public hearings before the Frederick County Planning Commission and County Council.

Review and Comment on Final Draft Plan

Links to the 2016/2017 Monocacy River Management Plan are shown below.  Copies of the Final Draft of the Monocacy River Management Plan is available in the following libraries, and in the following offices. The River Management Plan will be available in libraries Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Frederick County Division of Planning
30 North Market Street  3rd Floor
Frederick, MD 21701

Carroll County Bureau of Resource Management
225 North Center Street
Westminster, MD 21157

Taneytown Branch Library
10 Grand Drive
Taneytown, Maryland 

Thurmont Regional Library
76 East Moser Road
Thurmont, Maryland 

Walkersville Branch Library
57 West Frederick Street
Walkersville, Maryland 

Emmitsburg Branch Library
300 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, Maryland 

C. Burr Artz Public Library
110 East Patrick Street
Frederick, Maryland 

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, Maryland

Questions and comments on the River Board's Draft Plan can be directed to:

Tim Goodfellow - Email
Frederick County Government
Division of Planning and Permitting
30 North Market Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701

Byron Madigan - Email
Carroll County Government
Bureau of Resource Management
225 North Central Street
Westminster, Maryland 21157