Welcome to the Howard County Conservancy

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

     DEC 10- Marvelous Nature Books, Crafts and Artifacts AT Miller Branch Library Saturday 10:30am  FREE

M DEC 13 - Geminid Meteor Shower Tuesday 10pm-2am  FREE

B DEC 17- Tales of the Tannenbaum: Tinsel Time with Julie Pallozzi  Saturday 9am  $5/preschooler

B DEC 17- Winter Solstice Hike  Saturday 10am  FREE

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

Howard County Conservancy at Mt. Pleasant
Environmental Education Center 
Lower Level Closure
November 1, 2016 until approximately May 2017

Please note that beginning on November 1st the lower level of the Education Center will be closed for a renovation and expansion project.  During this time the trails and grounds will remain open, with access limited in the construction zone.  The upstairs of the Education Center will remain open during our normal hours. Staff can be reached at their regular phone and email extensions. If you have any questions, please ask.

Thank you!

Conservancy Expansion Plans

Help us
make our
for the
Next 25 Years a REALITY!

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expansion plans


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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 for future generations and model responsible stewardship of our environment.

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