Welcome to the Howard County Conservancy

Upcoming Events

M= AT MT. PLEASANT (in Woodstock, MD):

B= AT BELMONT MANOR (in Elkridge, MD):


M MAY 9-  Mother's Day Special  Saturday 10am $

B MAY 16- What Lies Beneath? w/ Dean Cowherd  Saturday 10am  FREE

M MAY 28-  Wine in the Garden/ Beer in the Barn  Thursday  5-8pm $

M JUN 13-  Survival Skills in the Woods w/ Rich Martin  Saturday 10am FREE

B JUN 20- Blue Bird Hike w/ Sue Probst and Howard County Bird Club  Saturday 10am  FREE

For more info and to register, visit Upcoming Events page.

Join us THIS Saturday, May 9th for our Mother's Day Special!  Tea, scones and garden walk!  Click the picture to view the flier or click here to register!

Check out our April Newsletter!


NOW SHOWING IN THE GUDELSKY GALLERY:  Local Photographer: John Maloney    Call before visiting.


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Celebrate our 25th Anniversary
by connecting with nature & us in 25 different ways...

The Howard County Conservancy is a local, non-profit environmental education center and land trust. The Conservancy was founded by a group of local citizens in 1990.  Our mission is to educate children and adults about the natural world, preserve the land and its legacy and model responsible stewardship of the environment. Throughout 2015, we are celebrating our 25th Anniversary. Keep up with Anniversary news here.


The Conservancy provides environmental education programs at two locations – our home base at Mt. Pleasant Farm in Woodstock and at Howard County’s Belmont Manor and Historic Park in Elkridge. Note:  Mt. Pleasant Trails/Gardens open dawn to dusk daily.  Belmont Manor and Historic Park open for scheduled events only.

The Conservancy is accredited by Maryland Nonprofits' Standards for Excellence