Welcome to the Howard County Conservancy

Upcoming Events

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

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

M OCT 27 - Fantastic Vultures Thursday 7-8pm  $5/person; $10/family

M OCT 30 - Flashlight Night Hike: What Are Those Sounds? Sunday 7pm  FREE

      NOV 5 - Farming in Howard County: Special Talk and Tour AT Sharps at Waterford Farm Saturday 10am  $6/person; $3 age 8 and under

M NOV 10 - Animal Stories: From Heroic Pups to Imperiled Pandas and Macaques Thursday 5pm  $10/person; $20/family

B NOV 19- Hike Belmont and Nearby Patapsco Trails  Saturday 10am  FREE

B NOV 20- Colonial Holiday Celebration  Saturday 3-6pm  $50 in advance, $60 AFTER 11/13

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

See the Public Notice sign at our entrance? Click here for info about our upcoming county hearing related to our nature center expansion.

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:  Columbia Photo Artists: "Nature Through the Lens" SEPTEMBER 19th-     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