University of Maryland Extension

water quality

CBLP Level 1 Training

Monday, Jul. 17, 2017 - 8:00am to Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
Virginia Beach, VA
Level 1 Training Package – $425 (Required for certification; Includes one 2-day class, webinar series, and exam) One 2-day class is required. Before signing up for a class, you must submit an online application. Once application is approved, please return to the website to pay and choose your class...

Permeable Hardscapes

Permeable hardscapes help manage stormwater (surface water from heavy rains or snow) and are an alternative to hard surfaces. Materials used as permeable hardscapes allow stormwater to seep into the ground (permeate) rather than pool in low spots or run off into storm drains or local streams. This...
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Winter Workshop: Reforesting Your Neighborhood

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
VFW Post 467
Learn how to create healthy residential woodland ecosystems using the sustainable landscaping principles of woodland gardening. Speakers from University of Maryland Extension, Carroll County Forestry Board and Maryland Forest Service will show you how to improve wildlife habitat and pollinator...

SOS - Save Our Streams Workshop

Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Lois Green - Sligo Chapter property
Do you wonder if it's safe for kids and pets to play in the stream near your house? Would you like to help test the water and make sure the information gets to people who can clean it up? Save Our Streams is a fun and easy way to test water quality by collecting and identifying underwater insects...

Bay Wise Conservation Landscaping

Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Belmont Carriage House Conference Room
Learn how to be 'Bay Wise' and help stop the pollution of the Chesapeake Bay, the Patapsco River and the closest stream near your home. Learn how some simple changes to your property can make all the difference in helping to save the bay! To register, go to

Understanding Montgomery County’s Water Quality Protection Charge (EBR-19)

In 2012, the State of Maryland passed the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program (HB-987), which applies to the nine largest counties in Maryland (Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s) and Baltimore City that are federally...

Improving Water Quality in Your Community

Saturday, Jun. 28, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Sharptown Town Hall
When it rains, it pours! Hang onto that excess rainwater for use when you need it. Stored rainwater can be used to water gardens and lawns in those hot summer months, saving you money while improving local water quality. You’ll also learn about rain gardens and other upgrades you can make to your...

Rain Barrels and Cisterns Workshop

Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ellicott City, Howard County Rain barrels are containers that are connected to your downspouts to capture runoff from the roof. By installing a rain barrel or cistern at your home you will: Reduce flooding in yard or your basement Provide your plants...

Winter Water Quality Tips for the Bay

Winter water quality tips for the Chesapeake Bay
November 2015 When winter begins in a few weeks, it is a great time to stay indoors with family and enjoy the beauty of the season as the snow begins to fall. It is easy to forget about ways to be involved in water quality when it seems everything is frozen! However, it is important to remember...


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