Welcome to the Howard County Conservancy

Upcoming Events

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

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

M DEC 5 - Natural Holiday Sale Saturday 10am-3pm FREE

M DEC 13 - Geminids Meteor Shower Sunday 10pm--1am FREE

B DEC 19- Winter Solstice Hike  Saturday 10am  FREE

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

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Our November Newsletter!

Join us at Mt. Pleasant for our annual Natural Holiday Sale!  Relax and browse unique and locally crafted items for sale – all with a connection to nature. Great time for the family! FREE EVENT! More info here!

NOW SHOWING IN THE GUDELSKY GALLERY:   The Art and Photography of the Columbia Artists' Gallery    NOV.23rd- JAN. 7TH    Call before visiting.

PLANNING AN EVENT?  Rent our Facility 

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