Montgomery County, Maryland is home to one of the most pristine waterways in the Chesapeake Bay region: Ten Mile Creek in Clarksburg Town Center. But this important natural resource is in trouble.
Long-time development plans threaten to strip healthy forests and habitat surrounding the Creek, removing important natural defenses and water quality protections. The Creek flows into Little Seneca, a reserve drinking water supply for the Washington, DC Metro area.
Five council members and County Executive Isiah Leggett have come out in support of water quality protections and recommended paving caps on two building sites located near the Creek. On March 4, the full Montgomery County Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed caps.
If you live in Montgomery County, Maryland and would like to stand up for local water quality protections, tell your Montgomery County Council representatives to save Ten Mile Creek before March 4!
Potomac Conservancy commends our clean water allies and local partners at The Save Ten Mile Creek Coalition. The Coalition, comprising 30 organizations, has successfully rallied public support to save the Creek and has been a true voice and leader on clean water!
Montgomery County Council Postpones Vote on Clarksburg Development, The Gazette, by Virginia Terhune, February 24, 2014
Clarksburg Vote Delayed Until March 4 in Response to Business Protests, Staff Concerns, Washington Post, by Bill Turque, February 19, 2014
Montgomery County Council Committees Agree to Sharply Limit Clarksburg Development, Washington Post, by Bill Turque, February 12, 2014
Council committees Vote to Scale Back Pulte Housing Plan in Clarksburg, The Gazette, by Virginia Terhune, February 11, 2014
Montgomery Executive Interested in Ten Mile Creek Study, The Gazette, by Ryan Marshall, January 10, 2014