Welcome to the Howard County Conservancy

Upcoming Events

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

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

M OCT 4 - Fall Festival Sunday 11am--3pm $

M OCT 10 - Family Hike Saturday 10am FREE

B OCT 17- Belmont Ghost Hike  Saturday 10am  FREE

M OCT 30 - Flashlight Night Hike: What Are Those Sounds? Friday 7pm FREE

M NOV 14 - Spotting Wildlife in Winter Saturday 10am FREE

M NOV 15 - Miracle Pond Sunday 4pm $

M NOV 17 - Leonids Meteor Shower Tuesday 10pm--1am FREE

B NOV 21- Geological Forms of Belmont and the Patapsco Valley  Saturday 10am  FREE

B NOV 22- Colonial Holiday Celebration  Sunday 3-6pm  $

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

We are so grateful for the donation of time and skills of all the animal owners, crafters, gardeners, historians, organizations and volunteers who make this festival so successfull! 

Check out our Fall Fest webpage for more info!

Check out our October Newsletter!

NOW SHOWING IN THE GUDELSKY GALLERY:   The Art and Photography of Charles Bowers.    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