University of Maryland Extension

Bay-Wise, Erosion Control, and Rain Garden Information

Calvert County Master Gardener Bay-Wise Program

Invite a team of Master Gardeners to your home to evaluate your landscape and give you advice about native plants, ways to control storm water runoff and other Bay-Wise information. Call UME Calvert County at 410-535-3662 to request a visit or go to http://extension.umd.edu/baywise for information.

Calvert County Critical Areas

Links to critical area brochure, FAQs, form, buffer management. http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?NID=1246

Calvert County Critical Area Reforestation Evaluation (CARE) Committee

Free Trees in the Critical Area program http://md-calvertcounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=1254

Calvert County Forest Conservation

Explains the requirements of the Maryland Forest Conservation Act. http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?NID=551

Chesapeake Bay Foundation:  Bay-Friendly Landscaping

Links to "Living Shorelines" brochure and information about using native plants, wildlife habitat, city and suburban gardens, etc. http://www.cbf.org/document-library/cbf-publications-brochures-articles/...

Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council

Learn the Eight Essential Elements of Conservation Landscaping. http://www.chesapeakelandscape.org/resources/the-eight-essential-elements/

The Climate Friendly Gardener

A guide to combating global warming from the ground up. http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/food_and_agriculture/climate-frie...

Controlling Soil Erosion and Runoff

This is the link for Brochure No. 3 “Control Soil Erosion and Rainwater Runoff”

http://mda.maryland.gov/resource_conservation/Documents/tip3.pdf

Creating Berms and Swales

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/creating-and-using-berms...

http://www.cchrc.org/sites/default/files/docs/Swale_Berm.pdf

http://www.harvesth2o.com/swales.shtml

https://www.landscapingnetwork.com/lawns/berms-mounds.html

Creating a Dry Creek Bed

https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/outdoors/landscaping/how-to-install-a-...

Installing coir logs and erosion control blankets

https://depts.washington.edu/propplnt/Chapters/erosioncontrolchapter%5B1...

Landscape Professional Directory

Look up by your zip code, landscapers that have taken training in sustainable landscaping practices and are Chesapeake Bay Landscape Certified. https://certified.cblpro.org/

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Links to coupons for planting trees    http://dnr.maryland.gov/forests/Pages/MarylandersPlantTrees/Introduction...

Prairie Grasses

Link to a poster, available for purchase, of the root systems of prairie plants. http://www.conservationresearchinstitute.org/assets/rootsposter.enlarge.pdf

Protecting Yourself from Mosquito Bites

University of MD Extension Service factsheet lists steps to reduce mosquitos in your yard.

http://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_images/programs/...

Rain Gardens across Maryland

Step-by-step instructions telling how to create a rain garden, native plants to use to attract birds and butterflies.    https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/articles/R...          

Rainscaping with Rain Gardens and Ecoscaping

Chesapeake Ecology Center.  Website has diagrams of gardens and lists of native plants used in them. http://www.chesapeakeecologycenter.org/

Stormwater Conservation in Your Backyard

Describes need to control stormwater runoff and how to build a rain barrel. http://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/StormwaterManagementProgram/Docum...

 

updated Janaury 2019

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