Welcome to the Howard County Conservancy

Upcoming Events

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

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

M JUL 9 - Perspectives on Nature Photography for Hobbyists Saturday 10am FREE

B JUL 16- Preschool Program  Saturday 9am  $5/preschooler

B JUL 16- Flit and Flutter- Butterfly Wonders  Saturday 10am  FREE

M JUL 23 - Building Woodland Fairy Houses Saturday 10am FREE

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:   The Art and Photography of Alice Webb and her students of Sunburst Studio.   MAY 13th- JUNE 23RD    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.

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