DCWF – ’tis the Season for Giving

As we approach National Giving Tuesday on November 30th this year, the Holiday Season, and the end of another year, we want to sincerely thank you so very much for your past and continuing support. Contributions from you and other individuals continue to be absolutely critical to The Deep Creek Watershed Foundation in protecting and preserving this beautiful watershed surrounding us and our beloved lake.

This year has been challenging in many ways, yet we managed to make progress on important projects affecting Deep Creek Lake and its’ watershed. Despite some uncertainty and anxiety, we look to the future with optimism. People are discovering our lake and environment for the first time and others are rediscovering the gifts we have. All are finding rejuvenation and enthusiasm for the outdoors. Our open spaces have become the tonic for these times and more and more people are appreciating our area. It has never been more important to protect what we love and cherish. That’s why the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation is so important!

You know of the critical work the Foundation does. So, we wanted to remind you one last time this year of the need for your support so we may continue our work into 2022. A focus for 2021 was the acquisition of five Water Quality Meters for DNR (Department of Natural Resources) to use in DCL. These meters, which were provided to DNR in March 2021, provide a variety of data which allows DNR to identify problems and plan appropriate remedies for conditions detrimental to the lake. We also embarked on a campaign to educate the public on the dangers of introducing invasive species into the lake. We continued our support for the DNR Zebra Mussel Detection Project as well as the Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) efforts to neutralize Acid Mine Drainage into Cherry Creek, one of the largest tributaries into DCL. We also partnered with California University of Pennsylvania to take a close look at the water quality of Arrowhead Run which is another tributary for DCL. We will make the final report available once it is completed. We are planning similar examinations of other tributaries for the same reason.

We need your help to continue these efforts in 2022. What better time to donate and recognize National Giving Tuesday by making your donation to the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation now!
Please visit the Projects Page at our website for more information on our mission, other projects and the work we are doing as well as some enlightening videos that help to tell our story.


There you can make a donation to ensure our children and future generations can continue to experience this place we love. Your tax-deductible donation will go a long way to help us achieve our goals. You may also send your check to the DCWF, P.O. Box 376, Oakland, MD. 21550.

We want to ensure we are able to continue to preserve and protect both the lake and watershed for posterity. You can be a key part of this effort by making your tax-deductible donation now to the DCWF and support the work the all-volunteer board and advisors do. There is no better time to create a legacy that will benefit your children and future generations to come. Many options are available to you including donations to specific projects or legacy funds, a one-time gift or becoming a monthly sustained donor.

Lastly, as we approach the end of another year, we want to thank all of you again who have supported the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation. Our fundraisers at Sipside in Oakland and Broadway in the Barn were very successful because of your support. Collectively, our efforts are not just for ourselves but rather we are trying to ensure a healthy, beautiful lake and watershed for our children and their children. In other words, for posterity!

Thanks for joining us on this journey!


Your DCWF Board, Advisors, and Volunteers