University of Maryland Extension

Watershed Protection and Restoration Program

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Stewards In Action!

Select a project below to see how Master Watershed Stewards are taking action for clean water in your community. Project Summary Dynard Elementary School - Rain Garden Revitalization Friends of St. Clements Bay received a Community Mini Grant to revitalize the rain garden at Dynard Elementary. Not...

Harford Streams Watershed Stewards Academy

Enrollment is now open! The course schedule, application, reference template, and registration information can all be found on the website of our local partner, Harford Community College , which will be hosting the classes. For more information about the Harford Streams WSA, please contact Laura...

Conservation Landscaping

What is a conservation landscape? A conservation landscape is a garden that improves water quality, promotes and preserves native species, and provides wildlife habitat. Conservation landscaping replaces some of the turf grass of a traditional lawn with native plants. Benefits of Installing a...

St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

BECOME A CERTIFIED MASTER WATERSHED STEWARD Calling all community leaders! Are you looking to improve local water quality? The Watershed Stewards Academy is a great opportunity to learn how to solve stormwater problems in your community and to join a local network of energized leaders. This is an...

Downspout Disconnection

Hard surfaces such as roofs increase runoff by preventing rain water from being absorbed into the ground. In precipitation events, stormwater runs over hard surfaces and picks up pollutants such as nitrogen, phosphorous, suspended sediments, organic chemicals, heavy metals, and oil which are washed...

Install a Pet Waste Station

Scoop the Poop! When disposed of improperly, pet waste can be a source of water pollution because it contains diseases and bacteria. When precipitation falls on pet waste, bacteria and diseases are picked up and carried to local waterways and eventually the Chesapeake Bay. The pollution caused by...

Rain Barrels and Cisterns

Rain barrels and cisterns are catchment systems that are placed at the end of downspouts to collect rainwater and store it for later uses. This rain water is often generally for watering lawns and gardens, washing cars, and general maintenance. However, the most important aspect of rain water...

Need a Workshop?

The Watershed Team delivers clear, effective workshops for stormwater and watershed restoration practices like rain barrels, rain gardens, social marketing, and conservation landscaping to help clean your local waters and the Chesapeake Bay!

Chesapeake Conservation Corps Opportunity

UMD Sea Grant Extension is one of many potential Host sites for the 2015-16 Chesapeake Conservation Corps service year. The Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program, administered by the Chesapeake Bay Trust , provides service-learning opportunities and green job training for young people through...

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