• Petitioning Ike Leggett

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Montgomery County Executive
Ike Leggett
Montgomery County Councilmember
Marc Elrich
Montgomery County Councilmember
George Leventhal
Montgomery County Councilmember
Hans Riemer
Montgomery County Councilmember
Craig Rice
Montgomery County Councilmember
Phil Andrews
Montgomery County Councilmember
Nancy Floreen
Planning Board Members
Montgomery County Planning Board
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Montgomery County Councilmembers
Montgomery County Councilmember
Roger Berliner
Montgomery County Council President
Nancy Navarro
Montgomery County Councilmember
Valerie Ervin (Montgomery County Councilmember)

Protect Ten Mile Creek - Backup Water Supply for 4.3 Million

    1. Petition by

      Montgomery Countryside Alliance

Why should the developers be given free reign to build in the last pristine creek in Montgomery County where all scientific studies have shown construction will degrade and pollute our water supply?- Anne James(Gazette Op-Ed)

Last October, Change.Org petitioners achieved victory in getting the Montgomery County Council to amend the 1994 Clarksburg Master Plan to better protect Ten Mile Creek in Clarksburg, MD (backup water supply for 4.3 million) and ensure the walkable community the town was promised. Now we need your help again….


The breathing room to consider science and public input the amendment has provided does not mean the Planning Board and Council will make the right decisions. Development interests have planned 1,600 residential units and almost 600,000 square feet of commercial space in the headwaters of pristine Ten Mile Creek – all while the promised town center development in a less sensitive area sits vacant- no grocery store, no library.
Montgomery must keep its promises to meet the needs of Clarksburg residents and put in place science-based protections for fragile, sensitive Ten Mile Creek. The alternative would be to allow further sprawl to degrade Ten Mile Creek and to pull infrastructure investments away from where they are needed - in the Town Center. Our decision makers need to use this planning amendment to consider the 4.3 million people that depend on this water supply and the Clarksburg residents that were promised better. Learn More 

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Recent signatures


    1. We Reached 1,000- Thank You!

      We reached our goal of 1,000 signatures far sooner than we expected- but there are still a few days to raise your voice for Ten Mile Creek- keep signing and sharing our petition. Many Thanks!

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. Sign up to Testify at the September 10 Hearing

      Online sign up for testifying at the September 10 hearing is now open - click below to sign up. Individuals are given 3 minutes to speak. If you would like to coordinate your testimony with us- info@mocoalliance.org

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    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. Gazette Promotes Pulte Home Project

      No surprise here- the Gazette has posted in favor the Pulte Homes project that would put thousands of houses in the headwaters of our backup drinking water source. Can you take a moment and comment on their article? Click below.

      OPINION -- Gazette.Net

      New homes can coexist with environmental protection Competing interests - environmental protection and development - are fighting it out in what will likely be Montgomery County's last frontier: Clarksburg. Ground Zero is a 538-acre tract west of Interstate 270. The property includes the Ten Mile Creek watershed, which feeds into Little Seneca Creek, a backup drinking water source for the region.

    6. Reached 50 signatures
    7. 2nd MoCo lake deemed toxic- let's take better care of our water

      Last month it was Lake Needwood, this week, Lake Frank. The County parks department says that these lakes have high levels of a toxin called Microcystin that can poison the livers of people and pets. The toxin is the result of blue-green algae- which proliferates when there is too much nitrogen in the water- a man- made disaster caused by the runoff of our streets, parking lots and lawns. It is likely that the two lakes will be closed for the rest of the season. We have the opportunity to do better with Ten Mile Creek- the county's last best stream and our drinking water source. Read more... http://bit.ly/181t4JA

    8. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Michael Philips ROCKVILLE, MD
      • 5 months ago

      I want to halt all development on Ten Mile Creek. There is ample space for development in Clarksburg Town Center that will not impact Ten Mile Creek at all. There can only be a bad reason for doing any development for the next 50 years.

    • Jean Canada POTOMAC, MD
      • 5 months ago

      it is imperative that land use decision address resource protection first and foremost.

      Development should be scaled to ensure protection of our irreplaceable water resources.

      Note the importance of IRREPLACABLE. Once destroyed it is gone. It must not be done irresponsibly.

    • Barbara Feuer BETHESDA, MD
      • 5 months ago

      Development that destroys Ten Mill Creek for the 4.3 residents of MC is inexcusable. Gains for the greedy, loss for the rest.

    • Henrik Erslev WHEATON, MD
      • 5 months ago

      We have to stop and remember all things are very important to us and we must preserve them and enhance them

    • Debra Kahn BETHESDA, MD
      • 5 months ago

      This is my home and I want this beautiful creek to be kept pristine and healthy! Water is Life!


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