Welcome to the Howard County Conservancy

Upcoming Events

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

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


M AUG 8 - Visit to Ray Bosmans' Turtle and Snake Gardens Saturday 10am FREE- PROGRAM FULL- Waitlist Available!

M AUG 12 - Perseids Meteor Shower Wednesday 10pm-1am FREE

B AUG 15- Edible Plant Hike   Saturday 10am  FREE

M AUG 27 - Monarchs and Mojitos Thursday 6pm FREE ($ for drinks)

M SEP 12 - Cool Ways to Observe Bird Migrations Saturday 10am FREE

B SEP 19- Hike to the Patapsco River  Saturday 10am  FREE

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

Check out our August Newsletter!


NOW SHOWING IN THE GUDELSKY GALLERY:  The Art and Photography of Ed and Maria Charest    Call before visiting.


PLANNING AN EVENT?  Rent our Facility 

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