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 for information.

Calvert County Critical Areas

Links to critical area brochure, FAQs, form, buffer management.

Calvert County Critical Area Reforestation Evaluation (CARE) Committee

Free Trees in the Critical Area program

Calvert County Forest Conservation

Explains the requirements of the Maryland Forest Conservation Act.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation:  Bay-Friendly Landscaping

Links to "Living Shorelines" brochure and information about using native plants, wildlife habitat, city and suburban gardens, etc.

Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council

Learn the Eight Essential Elements of Conservation Landscaping.

The Climate Friendly Gardener

A guide to combating global warming from the ground up.

Controlling Soil Erosion and Runoff

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

Creating Berms and Swales

Creating a Dry Creek Bed

Installing coir logs and erosion control blankets

Landscape Professional Directory

Look up by your zip code, landscapers that have taken training in sustainable landscaping practices and are Chesapeake Bay Landscape Certified.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Links to coupons for planting trees

Prairie Grasses

Link to a poster, available for purchase, of the root systems of prairie plants.

Protecting Yourself from Mosquito Bites

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

Rain Gardens across Maryland

Step-by-step instructions telling how to create a rain garden, native plants to use to attract birds and butterflies.          

Rainscaping with Rain Gardens and Ecoscaping

Chesapeake Ecology Center.  Website has diagrams of gardens and lists of native plants used in them.

Stormwater Conservation in Your Backyard

Describes need to control stormwater runoff and how to build a rain barrel.


updated Janaury 2019

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