How does a city protect its drinking water? Fred Besley knew the answer. He was the first (and longest serving) Maryland State Forester. A century ago, Mr. Besley insisted the City of Frederick set aside land in the watershed to protect the city’s drinking water. Luckily for us, the city listened.

Join ICPRB on October 16 for a hike in the Municipal Forest of the City of Frederick, Md. Our guide for this 3-mile hike is Jenny Willoughby, the Sustainability Manager of Frederick City. Jen is continuing Mr. Besley’s legacy by knowledgeably and responsibly managing the city’s watershed. She will talk about the active forest management, the history, and the flora and fauna of the area.

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