University of Maryland Extension

St. Mary’s County Environmental Stewardship Event

Sunday, Jun. 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
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St. Mary's County Fairgrounds
42455 Fairgrounds Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
United States
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The University of Maryland Extension Program, St. Mary’s County Government Department of Public Works and Commission on the Environment are offering rain barrel and composting workshops to residents. The rain barrel session will focus on the practical uses for rain barrels and how they reduce the impact of runoff on our local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase rain barrels, and learn the techniques for later installation. The composting session will include basic information/demonstration on starting to compost at home. We will also be hosting a workshop on residential septic systems - best management tips and Bay Restoration Fund financial resources for homeowners.

Join us for any one topic or all three!

Participants will have the opportunity to purchase compost bins and/or rain barrels and recieve information/ demonstrations on both topics and shoreline best management. Workshops will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. 

Agenda: Sunday, June 7, 2020

    10:00 am - 11:00 am     Backyard Composting Workshop

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm     Rain Barrel Workshop

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm       Septic System 101 Workshop

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Attendance is free. Registration based on purchase of optional workshop materials (i.e., compost bin or rain barrel where applicable).

Registration Options:

An online registration form can be found HERE (*additional service fees associated with online registration).

A paper registration form can be found HERE and mailed with payment to Nicole Basenback at 26737 Radio Station Way, Suite E-2, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Checks made payable to "University of Maryland". 

*St. Mary's County Government and Commission on the Environment are providing a discount to County residents for participating in this program. You must be present at the workshop(s) to receive the discount.

*You must register in advance to guarantee compost bin and rain barrel availability on the day of the workshop. 

*Rain Barrels are 55-gallons in size and white in color.

For more information please contact Nicole Basenback, Watershed Restoration Program Assistant, at 301-475-4484 or Jackie Takacs, Watershed Restoration Specialist 240-393-6508.

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