DCWF would like to express our deepest gratitude for your donations. 

Each gift allows us to continue to execute projects to achieve the goals of our Foundation to preserve and protect the Deep Creek Lake Watershed and the quality of its water. 

Deep Creek Watershed Ongoing Projects

Take a Look at our Ongoing Projects

Aquatic Invasive Species Legislation

Precipitation Gauge Array Completion

10-10 Shoreline Vegetation Project

Support for Dock Launch Stewards

Install and Maintain Water Levels & Temperature Gauges

Water Wise Program – Rain Barrels

Deep Creek Lake Tributary Bioassessment

The Invasive Species Prevention Campaign

Deep Creek Water Quality

Sedimentation Mitigation Plan

Deep Creek Watershed Recent Projects

Take a Look at Recent Projects

Water Level Dock Impacts

Predicting New Lake Water Levels

Zebra Mussel Monitoring

Water Drawdown Efficacy and Implications

Deep Creek Lake Tributary Bioassessment

Arrowhead Stream Biological and Water Quality Survey

Update: The Water Level Projects

Deep Creek Watershed Proposed Projects

Take a Look at our Proposed Projects

NRCS Agriculture Mapping

River Flow Gauge

Paul W. Weiler County Park

Deep Creek Watershed Ongoing Projects

How Our Projects Make a Difference

The dynamic partnerships established by the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation keep expanding to pay for the increased sustainability of the Deep Creek Watershed.

  • Fish, frogs and vegetation in the streams and in Deep Creek Lake can live because acid mine drainage from the Cherry Creek mine and other mines is neutralized in the watershed.
  • Farmers can keep animal waste away from the streams in the watershed by using government-recommended fencing patterns.
  • Brookfield Renewable Power can use new lake-level predictions to anticipate drought conditions more accurately, and time its releases of water through the Deep Creek Lake dam in a way that benefits everyone in the watershed.
  • The Maryland Department of Natural Resources can see the success of its boat-cleansing precautions, and determine if there is a need for more intensive action to keep destructive Zebra Mussels out of Deep Creek Lake.
  • The University of Maryland Extension Service can reach broader audiences to demonstrate the consequences of stormwater runoff from private property, and the use of rain gardens to effectively use showers to nurture flowers and plants, and prevent erosion.

What's Next?

Deep Creek Watershed Foundation Board members have been talking with homeowner associations and other groups about the work of the Foundation, and asking about projects that the Foundation might consider funding.

If you have a group that wants us to visit and present our information, and have us hear your suggestions for projects we might fund in the future, please let us know by contacting us.

Financial Statement

A copy of the current financial statement of the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation, Inc. is available by writing to The Treasurer, P.O. Box 376, Oakland, MD 21550. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401. (410) 974-5534.

Do you have questions? Call or visit us.

(703) 975-8485

P.O. Box 376
Oakland, MD 21550

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