Garrett County and Natural Gas - Risks and Benefits

A selection of categorized links to allow one to assess the risks and benefits of gas development in Garrett Conty.

Garrett County Montage

Local Organizations

This webpage has a listing of many of the local organizations that have an involvement with Marcellus Shale gas development.

Property Owner's Association of Deep Creek Lake

"The mission of the Property Owners' Association of Deep Creek Lake, Inc. is to advocate on behalf of the property owners of the Deep Creek Lake area. To accomplish this we strive to promote, preserve and protect the quality of life, environment, recreational opportunities, historic sites and historic areas on Deep Creek Lake and in its watershed, Garrett County, Maryland."

Garrett County Board of REALTORS

"The Garrett County Board of REALTORS®, Inc. is comprised of REALTORS® and Affiliate member service providers committed to providing professional service to buyers and sellers in and around Garrett County."

Shale Natural Gas - Garrett County, Maryland

Save Western Maryland

"Save Western Maryland, a collaborative community initiative, strives to safeguard the rights of the citizens, the rural heritage and the environment of Western Maryland's fragile eco-systems through education, research and outreach. ~Vision ~ To protect the citizens, preserve the land, the water, the indigenous animals and plant life so future generations can experience Western Maryland's natural heritage."

Smart Rural - Mountain Maryland

""Smart Rural - Mountain Maryland" promotes smart, progressive, effective and sustainable rural economic development."

Citizen Shale

"CitizenShale has worked with partner organizations and individuals all over the state to help educate citizens and lawmakers about the potentially harmful impacts of shale gas development. Our efforts have led to new laws and to a general understanding that shale gas development will effect the health and well-being, as well as the financial stability, of our communities."

Engage Mountain Maryland

"A group of citizens gathered together sharing concerns for the direction in which Garrett County was headed. This casual gathering evolved into and alliance. Now, with your input and participation, Engage Mountain Maryland aims to involve all citizens to share in our future goals."

Frack Facts Maryland

" is an organization comprised of informed and concerned citizens of Garrett County Maryland, facing the battle with big gas companies that threaten their land, safety, and way of life."

Friends of Deep Creek Lake

Friends of Deep Creek Lake promotes stewardship, conservation and restoration of the lake and watershed. With volunteers, we work to realize our mission through: lake and watershed monitoring; identification of research needs and compilation and integration of existing research;identification and resolution of non-compliance activities; community education; and public policy advocacy.

EPRC: The Energy and Property Rights Coalition

"The Coalition is constituted as an association of citizens, property owners, businesses, labor organizations and interested parties associated for the purpose of advocating for the development of the energy resources in Western Maryland pursuant to reasonable protective regulations consistent with effective regulations in neighboring states."

Garrett County News

A blog run by Jeremy Gosnell

Save Deep Creek

We are a group of concerned Deep Creek Lake boat and dock owners who have, in recent years solely because of low water levels, lost the ability to use our boats during the beautiful months of September and October.

Adventure Sport Center International, Inc.

ASCI&s Mission is to establish an International Adventure Sports Center that is recognized as a focal point in the emerging and expanding adventure sports industry worldwide.

We are a small group of people, going by the name of SPORE, who are attempting to collect meaningful data and information about Deep Creek Lake and to provide some understanding on how best to use this magnificent resource. This website reports our findings.

Barn Quilts in Garrett County, Maryland

Our group of volunteers share a vision of expanding local tourism, sharing our heritage, and celebrating our farms, barns, & quilting culture in our beautiful Appalachian mountains.

We’re the first county in Maryland to have a Barn Quilt Trail!