Welcome to the Howard County Conservancy

Upcoming Events

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

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

M AUG 12 - Perseid Meteor Shower Friday 10pm-1:30am FREE

M AUG 13 - Traditions and Cultural Diversity: Growing Unusual Foods Saturday 10am FREE

B AUG 20- Preschool Program  Saturday 9am  $5/preschooler

B AUG 20- Tree Trek- What's That Tree?  Saturday 10am  FREE

M AUG 25 - Bugs & Brews Thursday 7pm FREE ($ for drinks) 

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

Conservancy Expansion Plans

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

Read about the
expansion plans


NOW SHOWING IN THE GUDELSKY GALLERY:   Bonny Lundy: Expanding Nature Watercolors. JUNE 24th- AUGUST 5th    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