Maryland Fracking Ban Celebration
It's been a long 7 1/2 year struggle in western Maryland to save some of the finest freshwater resources in the world and to protect the quiet natural beauty of this important recreational area.
On Sunday June 11th, the Take Me To The River Maryland Fracking Ban Celebration will feature music and festivities from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will occupy the entire Friendsville Community Park.
Friendsville was the second town in Maryland to ban fracking (after Mountain Lake Park) and helped set the stage for a succession of bans and ban resolutions including Frostburg, Frederick County, Deep Creek Lake Watershed, Rockville, Anne Arundel County, Prince Georges County, College Park and Baltimore City, etc. Hard work by a diverse group of businesses, individuals and environmental groups lead the charge for the first legislative ban in the Nation. Everyone is invited! Free Admisssion.
The event will also feature the Environment Trail with booths by regional environmental and sustainability groups. This is an out-reach to attendees of the event, but also a networking event for the various groups to exchange ideas and have fun together! There is no fee for groups to set up a table or tent.
The committee has secured the park at $530.00 and is looking for additional help to fund the bands, pig roasting and other expenses like event insurance. Bands include Little Bird, The Fishermen Band, Mateo Monk, Still Brewin' and Expanda Band and Rob Smith & Friends Band
Activites to include: Art fun for kids and familes, fun little costume parade, games, dip in the river, volleyball, sack races, campfire, wildflower walks, and more. Spend the day with the family enjoying nature and its preservation.
Please donate so we can host this fantastic event without sweating bullets!
Extra funds will be donated to We Are Cove Point and Eastern Panhandle Protectors.
Take Me To The River Celebration Website
West Virginia Sierra Club
Maryland Sierra Club
Chesepeake Climate Action Network
Frederick Against Fracking
WVU Student Sierra Coalition
Blood On The Mountain
Food and Water Watch
Youghiogheny River Watershed Association
Bio Diversity For A Livable Climate
The Environment Trail part of the event is going to be a great place to strengthen the network and to reach out and improve communication between regional environmental activists and groups.