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Updated: September 3, 2021

Conservation Landscaping

A conservation landscape is a garden that improves water quality, promotes and preserves native species, and provides wildlife habitat. Conservation landscaping replaces hard surfaces or turf grass of a traditional lawn with native plants. There are many social and environmental benefits that result from installing a conservation landscape.
Updated: August 23, 2021

Wednesday Water Webinars

Wednesday Water Webinars
Wednesday Water Webinar
Updated: July 29, 2021

Wednesday Water Webinars - Recorded

Wednesday Water Webinars - Recorded
Wednesday Water Webinars Recorded
Updated: July 28, 2021

Roots in Research 2019

Roots in Research - Yield of 2019 - Upper Marlboro CMREC
Roots in Research 2019
Updated: July 6, 2021

From My Backyard to Our Bay

A Dorchester County Homeowner’s Guide: Actions to Improve the Water Quality of the Chesapeake Bay
Image of flooding on Maple Dam Road in Dorchester County, Maryland
Updated: June 27, 2021

Rain Barrel Workshop

The Charles County Government and University of Maryland Extension are pleased to offer a workshop on the practical uses for rain barrels and how they reduce the impact of runoff on our local waterways and Chesapeake Bay.
Rain Barrel
Updated: May 13, 2021

Adoption of Household Stormwater Best Management Practices

This report summarizes the findings of a household survey conducted by the University of Maryland (UMD) regarding the adoption of stormwater best management practices (BMPs), including rain gardens, rain barrels, low fertilizer lawn care, and conservation landscaping.
Updated: May 11, 2021

Introduction to Rain Gardens

Introduction to the use, planning and building of rain gardens.
Updated: May 11, 2021

Rain Gardens Across Maryland

Cleaning Maryland’s waterways one rain garden at a time. This new and improved “how-to” manual discusses the benefits of incorporating multiple small-scale practices into a rain garden design.
Updated: April 28, 2021

Calvert County Watershed Stewards Academy

The Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) is a training program to empower residents to improve the quality of local waterways.
Watershed Planting pic SM