Latest from Save Ten Mile Creek campaign

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 11:01pm
Here is the latest on the Save Ten Mile Creek campaign from Diane Cameron, ANS.  The Montgomery County Council will hold hearings on Dec 3.  The sign-up to testify opens Thursday.  It's important that the council hear from regular people not just environmental activists.  So if you can testify that would be wonderful. 
Sarah Morse

Executive Director


On 10/28/2013 8:00 PM, Diane Cameron wrote:
  * Sign up Thursday to testify at Dec. 3 Council Hearing on Ten Mile Creek
  * Attend the Save Ten Mile Creek Potluck Picnic this Sat. Nov. 2, 1-5pm
  * Explore Little Seneca Reservoir this Sat. Nov.2, 10:30am-12:30pm.
Sign up starting Thursday for to testify at the Dec. 3, 2013 Hearing on Ten Mile Creek.
Now that the Planning Board has made its recommendation for the Ten Mile Creek Limited Master Plan Amendment (and we've panned it as unacceptable -- since it allows far too much development, won't protect our region's emergency drinking water supply, and threatens our Last, Best Creek) - our attention turns to the Montgomery County Council: Will they serve the people who elect them, or the developers who fund their campaigns?
The County Council has announced that it will hold a public hearing on the Ten Mile Creek plan on December 3rd, 2013 at 7:30 pm.  You can sign up to testify starting this Thursday, October 31 -- and I urge you to do so - before you go trick-or-treating! Call:  240-777-7803 to sign up to testify. (For more on the Council's process, see info. below from a council staffer to Anne James.)
Attend the Save Ten Mile Creek Potluck Family Picnic this Sat.,
Saturday Nov. 2nd, from 1-5pm
At the home of Anne and Jay Cinque,
22300 Slidell Rd, Boyds, MD 20841-9322
1:45 pm:  Hayride to Ten Mile Creek.-
3 pm:  return from the Creek.-
4 to 4:30 pm - short strategy session to plan Coalition outreach, Council lobbying.-
4:45:  Cleanup - all pitch in.-
5 pm:  conclude.
- Please bring one potluck dish to share.  We'll provide soft drinks, beer & wine -- extra beverages will be most appreciated. –


Please RSVP if you plan to attend & how many you will bring to:  Anne James,
Explore Edges of Little Seneca Reservoir this Sat. Nov. 2  10:30am-12:30pm.
Family-friendly activity to get to know the part of Ten Mile Creek closest to/ part of Little Seneca Reservoir. 
 Your Tour Guide, Keith Sanderson, writes:  On Saturday, Nov. 2, in the morning from 10:30-12:30 I will lead a field trip through the Wetlands and Mudflats of lower Ten Mile Creek, where few people dare to tread! Email me at: for details and reservation- space is limited for this special event!



More on the County Council's Process for the Ten Mile Creek Plan and the Dec. 3 Hearing:
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Subject: RE: Ten Mile Creek

Dear Ms. James:

     Thank you for sharing the response of the Timber Oak Citizens Association to the Montgomery County Planning Board's recommendations regarding Clarksburg/Ten Mile Creek with Councilmember Andrews.  The Councilmember appreciates the Association's concern for the health of the Ten Mile Creek watershed and the Little Seneca reservoir.  The Council's review of the Planning Board's master plan amendment recommendations will begin with a public hearing on December 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building here in Rockville (100 Maryland Ave).  Persons interesting in signing up for the Council's public hearing may call (240) 777-7803 starting this Thursday.  The Council's Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee will then hold worksessions at a later date(s) before the full Council deliberates and takes final action.  The PHED Committee is chaired by at-large Councilmember Nancy Floreen and also composed of at-large Councilmembers George Leventhal and Marc Elrich.

     Councilmember Andrews will keep your Association's input in mind as this important issue goes through the Council's review process (as described briefly above).

Best Wishes,

David Hondowicz, Legislative Senior Aide

Office of Councilmember Phil Andrews

Montgomery County Council - District 3