University of Maryland Extension


Improving Water Quality in Your Community

Saturday, Jun. 7, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Federalsburg Historical Society
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...
Headwaters Volume 1 Issue 2
Inside this Issue Spring has Sprung and Projects Abound! Saving the Bay…one Academy at a time Galesville’s Summerpalooza New weTable Technology Facilitates HABs Workshop Climate Corner: Examining the 2014 National Climate AssessmentMore info

The H2O Summit

Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Silver Spring, MD
The H2O Summit is a free, annual event celebrating water and our actions to keep it clean. The Summit features educational workshops throughout the day and a fun-filled, family-friendly green expo and festival in the afternoon, providing you with the knowledge to make water conscious decisions and...

Rain Garden Workshop

Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ellicott City, Howard County Rain Garden Workshop A rain garden is a small garden landscaped to collect, store, and absorb stormwater runoff in its loose underlying soil. Rain gardens are strategically placed to intercept stormwater runoff and hold it...

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...
Rain Garden Clean Up
Have you ever thought about putting in a rain garden but worried the process was too complicated? Do your clients need help but don’t know where to turn? Now there’s a great solution – the Regional...

Neighborhood Green Program

Saturday, May. 18, 2013 (All day)
Linganore High School
On Saturday, May 18 th , Frederick County and the Monocacy & Catoctin Watershed Alliance will host a half-day workshop from 8:30 AM to noon at Linganore High School. Topics covered in the workshop include reforestation & invasive species control, creating wildlife habitat, nutrient...

Saving Your Soil and the Chesapeake Bay

Green Heron (NOAA photo)
The topsoil on your property is a valuable resource and the foundation for a healthy landscape. Loss of soil through erosion can mean trouble, not only for your landscape, but for local streams and rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. If you are losing soil from your property, there are several things...


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