Updated: April 20, 2023
Harford County Watershed Stewards Academy
Through a comprehensive training program stewards learn to identify factors that impact stream health, educate neighbors about water quality issues, and implement projects that have a meaningful and positive impact on local water resources.
Updated: April 12, 2023
Watering Seeds of Change with Rainwater (FS-1123)
This fact sheet describes an innovative rainwater harvesting system used to irrigate produce at the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs's garden in Frederick, Maryland. The rainwater harvesting system has diverted stormwater, increased food security, and improved well-being in the community. Authors: Mayhah Suri and Dr.Rachel Rosenberg Goldstein; Title: Watering Seeds of Change with Rainwater (FS-1123)
Updated: March 13, 2023
Pond and Watershed Management
Prior to digging or re-digging a pond, landowners need to contact their Soil Conservation District or Natural Resources Conservation Service Office to obtain the appropriate permits. In most counties, these offices can offer assistance in pond sitting and design.
Updated: February 15, 2023
Woodland Wildlife Spotlight: American Beaver
The American beaver was almost hunted to extinction in Maryland and across the continent. Read about this nocturnal herbivore that scientists are helping to conserve, and that in return, are discovering the benefits of having beavers in a variety of ecosystems in need of help.
Updated: August 19, 2022
What Happens after Phragmites is Killed? (EBR-59)
Non-native Phragmites australis can negatively impact wetlands by altering hydrology, displacing plants and animals, and increasing fire potential. Researchers are trying to understand if eradicating Phragmites without replanting the marsh with native plants can result in negative impacts to the marsh. Authors: Eric Buehl, Andrew Baldwin, Sylvia Jacobson, Karin Kettenring, Melissa McCormick, Dennis Whigham; Title: What Happens after Phragmites is Killed? (EBR-59)