Petition Filed to Protect an Exceptional Stream
On May 4, 2020, Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services filed a Petition to Redesignate Toms Creek on behalf of Friends of Toms Creek, a group dedicated to protecting, preserving, enhancing and restoring the natural, scenic, historic and aesthetic resources within the Toms Creek watershed, an important resource located in Southwest Adams County, Pennsylvania. The Petition requests the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board amend regulation and revise the upper Toms Creek basin designation from High Quality to Exceptional Value, affording the stream the protections that the actual existing use for aquatic life requires.
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Petition Accepted for Study!
The petition to re-designate Upper Toms Creek from High Quality to Exceptional Value has been accepted for study by the Environmental Quality Board.
FOTC Receives $5000 Mini-grant from South Mountain Partnership
$5,000 was awarded to the Friends of Toms Creek, to conduct field stream assessments of Toms Run Creek near Fairfield; accepted today by Sue deVeer, on behalf of Friends of Toms Creek and project partners at Upper Potomac River Keeper and Sierra Club.
About Tom's Creek
Tom's Creek is a pristine trout stream that is located in the headwaters of the Potomac River Watershed. It originates along South Mountain in south central Pennsylvania within Michaux State Forest and flows southward through Adams County to join the Monocacy River in Frederick County, Maryland.
You can help by volunteering with us, making a contribution, or
by simply enjoying this pristine natural resource.
Friends of Tom’s Creek
P.O. Box 611
Fairfield, PA 17320-0611
"The mission of Friends of Tom's Creek is to protect, preserve, enhance and restore the natural, scenic, historic and aesthetic resources within the Tom's Creek watershed."
How to Get Involved
You can help by volunteering with us, making a contribution, or by simply enjoying the pristine natural resource known as Tom's Creek.
Thank you for your support!
Potomac Riverkeeper Network
Adams County Trout Unlimited
Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring
Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve
Sierra Club - Governor Pinchot Group
Historic Gettysburg - Adams County
American Battlefield Trust
Watershed Alliance of Adams County
South Mountain Partnership
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources