Welcome to the Howard County Conservancy

Upcoming Events

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

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

M FEB 13 - Seeking Salamanders: Where Are They? Saturday 10am FREE

M FEB 18 - All Who Wander Are Not Lost Thursday 7pm $ **PROGRAM CANCELLED**

B FEB 20- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink  Saturday 10am  FREE

M FEB 26 - The Power of Storytelling: Sharing Stories for a Stronger Community  18 and over  Friday 2-9pm $

M MAR 3 - Bats, Birds, Butterflies & Bees: What Me Worry? Thursday 7pm FREE

M MAR 11 - The Art of Stewardship: Juried Art Show Opening Event   Friday 7pm $

M MAR 12 - Nature-Inspired Writing: Family Hike   Saturday 10am FREE

B MAR 19- Spring Zing! Spring Equinox Hike  Saturday 10am  FREE

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

Join us from 7-9pm on February 26th for an evening of local storytelling, facilitated by Leigh Tillman, and gain a greater understanding of what makes the Howard County community tick and experience the rich diversity of stories that originate in our own backyard.

Conservancy Expansion Plans

Our February

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NOW SHOWING IN THE GUDELSKY GALLERY:   The Art and Photography of Bill Bitman    JAN. 25th- MAR. 4TH    Call before visiting.

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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 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