April Updates

Watershed Trash Cleanup


Annual Frederick Watershed Cleanup

Saturday, April 7 at 9 AM – 1 PM

6010 Mountaindale Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788

Stop by Monocacy Brewing Company after the clean up and they’ll sell you a beer for a penny. Plus The The Trail House, The Bicycle Escape and Bike Doctor Frederick have donated 3 gift cards each to be randomly given to volunteers.

We are picking up trash and you might get dirty, so dress for success! Last year it rained on us and we still had a huge turnout and collect almost 2 tons of trash. See you on April 7th!

Friday PSA

Big thaw this weekend, make smart choices. Watershed trails are tough but they aren’t bulletproof. Respect the trails. If they are muddy, go do something else. Tires, hooves, boots and shoes all cause damage when it’s muddy. Thanks for showing love to the trails!

It’s also Winter Turkey season – January 18 – 20th.


Year End Donation Drive

The Frederick Watershed has long been known as the place to go to test both your skills and fitness. It’s also been home to a large network of excellent but unmapped trails. That’s changing and we need your help. In December 2016 the City of Frederick Board of Alderman voted to implement a revised forest management plan. Included in the plan is a recreation component to formalize, map and improve a trail network for non-motorized users.

MORE was awarded a $30K Recreation Trails Program grant to add new trails in the south end of the Watershed in 2018. We have an ambitious goal of doubling this money through donations and fundraising. We have already received a very generous donation to help us reach this goal. Donate directly at this link, every dollar goes to a special fund for the Frederick Watershed. MORE is a 501(c)3 organization which means your donation is tax deductible in most cases (disclaimer: you know the drill, check with your tax pro, we aren’t offering tax advice here!).

Dig deep if you can, but no amount is too small and every dollar counts. Thanks for supporting the great trails of the Frederick Watershed.  For additional information or questions use our contact form.