2016 Update of the Monocacy River Management Plan


Introduction & Description of River Management Plan
(Presentation made at the November 9, 2016 Public Meeting in Frederick)
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The 2016 Monocacy River Management Plan

The Monocacy Scenic River Citizens’ Advisory Board (River Board) announces the publication of the 2016 Monocacy River Management Plan.  The draft Plan is a revision and update to the 1990 Monocacy River Study and Management Plan, created by the River Board and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.  The draft Monocacy River Management Plan describes the River’s ecology, environmental resources, natural and cultural history, plus contains recommendations for enhancement and protection of the Monocacy River corridor. 

A public comment period is open to solicit comments on the River Board’s draft Monocacy River Management Plan through January 31, 2017. After the public comment period, the River Board will review and discuss all comments received.  The Monocacy River Management Plan will then be transmitted to the Frederick County and Carroll County governments for consideration and approval.

Links to the 2016 Monocacy River Management Plan are shown below.  A compact disc containing the Plan can also be obtained from the Frederick County Division of Planning, 30 North Market Street, Frederick, Maryland or the Carroll County Bureau of Resource Management, 225 North Center Street, Westminster, Maryland.  A copy of the draft Monocacy River Management Plan is available for reading in the following libraries:

Taneytown Branch Library
10 Grand Drive
Taneytown, Maryland 21787

Thurmont Regional Library
76 East Moser Road
Thurmont, Maryland 21788

Walkersville Branch Library
57 West Frederick Street
Walkersville, Maryland 21793

Emmitsburg Branch Library
300 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727

C. Burr Artz Public Library
110 East Patrick Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701

The River Board held two (2) informational meetings on the draft Monocacy River Management Plan:

  • Monday, November 7, 2016 at the Taneytown Fire Department, 39 East Baltimore Street, Taneytown, Maryland
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in Winchester Hall, 12 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland

Both meetings included an open house with display maps and staff available to answer questions, followed by a presentation and opportunity for public comment before the River Board.

Interested persons may send written comments by mail or submit comment electronically by email to the contact person(s) listed below.  Please  include the name, organization (if any), address, and telephone number of the person submitting the comments.

Tim Goodfellow
Frederick County Government
Division of Planning and Permitting
30 North Market Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701

Byron Madigan
Carroll County Government
Bureau of Resource Management
225 North Central Street
Westminster, Maryland 21157