Welcome to the Howard County Conservancy

Upcoming Events

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

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

M AUG 25 - Bugs & Brews Thurs. 6pm FREE ($ for drinks) **NOTE NEW TIME - 6pm***

M SEP 10 - Games in the Meadows Saturday 10am $5/person; $10/family

B SEP 17- Preschool Program  Saturday 9am  $5/preschooler

B SEP 17- Hike to the Patapsco River  Saturday 10am  FREE

M SEP 22 - Fall Equinox Twilight Hike and Campfire: S'mores and More! Thursday 5-7pm   $10/car 

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


Thursday, August 25, NEW TIME 6PM

To take advantage of as much daylight as possible, we have moved the start time of this wonderful program to 6pm.

More time to learn about bugs while enjoying some good beer!

Check out our August Newsletter here:

Conservancy Expansion Plans

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Next 25 Years a REALITY!

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expansion plans


NOW SHOWING IN THE GUDELSKY GALLERY:  Central Maryland Photographer's Guild (CMPG): "Nature, At Home And Around the World". AUGUST 9th- SEPTEMBER 16th    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 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