Ten Mile Creek needs your voice!

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 12:40pm

Sound Land Use Planning Needed to Save Montgomery's Last Best Creek 

Community Input Meeting on Ten Mile Creek
Feb. 25th, 7:30 pm
Rocky Hill M.S. in Clarksburg
Sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Department
RSVPs to Diane Cameron:  dianecameron60@gmail.com
ANS volunteers, led by Cathy Wiss, have been monitoring Ten Mile Creek in Clarksburg for 15 years, and they find an aquatic life community there that is uniquely diverse in Montgomery County.  But fragile, sensitive Ten Mile Creek is under threat from multiple large commercial and residential developments.
Your actions helped to give Ten Mile Creek a fighting chance last year - when we won placement in the Planning Dept's work plan, of a Limited Master Plan Amendment for Ten Mile Creek - enabling Montgomery's planners to study the watershed and to recommend to the Planning Bd. and Council, the best land use planning controls to protect the Creek. But the creek isn't protected yet - Click  HERE for a map by Dolores Milmoe showing the developments threatening the health of this fragile resource.
The Creek will have the best chance to be protected if you raise your voice again this year to ensure a sound, enforceable land use plan for the entire Ten Mile Creek watershed.
 Your voice is needed to help save Ten Mile Creek -- through sound land use planning that will establish and enforce: Science-based + limits on imperviousness and construction, and + minimum levels of forest cover.
Please come to this event on Feb. 25th and speak out in favor of protecting Ten Mile Creek.  Along with our partners in this campaign, including leading partner Montgomery Countryside Alliance, we are inviting people ages 8 to 80 to come out and speak for this irreplaceable resource -- part of our drinking water supply.
RSVPs to Diane Cameron:  dianecameron60@gmail.com 
More information at the Planning Department and ANS websites.
Here's a video on Ten Mile Creek made by Blair H.S. Senior Danny Rosenberg.
Diane M. Cameron
Conservation Program Director
Audubon Naturalist Society
(301) 652-9188       x22