Deep Creek Watershed Foundation is hosting a celebratory dinner recognizing the accomplishments of their first five years and looking forward to even greater work in the future. Broadway in the Barn, the first large event and fundraiser for the Foundation, will be held on Tuesday, September 21 at the Red Barn Inn on North Glade Road in Garrett County.

“Drinks, hors d’oeuvres and dinner will be followed by music from three wonderful singers, Napua Davoy, Erick Sanchez, and Ashley Passaro, who come to us from New York City. They bring their considerable talents and will entertain us with Broadway favorites from the musical theatre stage through the years. You will have a choice of 4 dinner entrées, which you can select when purchasing your tickets on the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation website.” Hoffmann said. “This will be a great opportunity for us to thank our donors, welcome new people, and let people who have common cause in the health of the watershed to get together for a fun evening.”

In their first five years the Watershed Foundation, in partnership with agencies from the State of Maryland, the University of Maryland, and Garrett County, has given over $200,000 to fund important projects to protect and preserve Deep Creek Lake and the Deep Creek Watershed.

In pursuit of its goal to preserve and protect Deep Creek Lake and the Deep Creek Watershed, the Watershed Foundation has worked on projects with the lake dam operator, Brookfield Renewable Power; and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland Department of the Environment, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the University of Maryland Extension Service.

Projects have included developing a method to anticipate changes in lake levels, providing for lake water quality meters, neutralizing acid drainage into the lake, providing for a new water level and water temperature meter, providing for testing to assure that invasive species have not entered the lake, and sponsoring the distribution of free rain barrels that help homeowners prevent rainwater runoff.

Watershed President Myerberg said that these efforts and more were made possible by a large number of ongoing donations and grants. In addition to outright gifts, some homeowners on the lake have allotted a portion of their rental income as donations to the Watershed Foundation, as has Railey Realty, he explained. “We’re looking forward to sharing an exciting evening with people who care about the Watershed at our anniversary Broadway in the Barn event,” Myerberg said, “and that they’ll join with dozens of new friends who come for what promises to be a great evening.”

You can reserve your seats for this event on the DCWF website. The evening will begin at 5 pm with hors d’oeuvres for our cocktail hour and an opportunity to see our exciting Silent Auction items that are sure to interest everyone. Dinner will follow with our entertainment beginning around 7 pm.

Tickets are $75.00 each and can be purchased at For questions and information contact: Sandy Bello – or call 240.321.2524

DCWF is a non-profit with status as a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.