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.
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.
FYI: Muzzleloader deer season is 12/16 – 12/30/2017 in the Frederick Watershed and other public lands.
Check the latest newsletter for updates on total Volunteer hours for 2017, How you can donate directly to the Watershed Trail efforts, a recent black bear poaching in the watershed and info on hunting season. Info here.
Heads up trail users, Saturday Nov. 25th is the beginning of firearms deer season in the Watershed. It runs until December 9th. There is no Sunday hunting. Stay safe, wear blaze orange if you are in the woods and don’t wear white.