Category Archives: Community

Free Rain Barrels & Workshop

Howard County Residents can Attend a workshop and get a free rain barrel

  • April 18
  • May 2
  • May 16
  • June 6
  • June 20
  • July 18
  • Aug. 1
  • Aug. 15
  • Sept. 5
  • Sept. 19

Workshops are ongoing from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Advance registration is not required.
Location: Alpha Ridge Landfill — Gazebo Area
2350 Marriottsville Road.


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Sample Rain Barrels

Pull and Plant Days

Join Us

This project is organized by Columbia Association, funded by a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Howard County.

  • Sunday, April 19, 10 am – Noon; River Hill, 6020 Daybreak Circle at Claret Hall
  • Sunday, April 26, 10 am – Noon; Wild Lake Park, 10026 Hyla Brook Road at the boat house
  • Sunday, May 3, 10 am – Noon; Hickory Ridge, 6172 Sunny Spring, at Hawthorn Center

A family-friendly and environmentally-friendly activity!
Help us remove invasive plant species and replace them
with beneficial native plants. No experience necessary.
Wear clothes that can get dirty. We’ll provide the rest.
For more information, email OpenSpace.ResourceRequests@ColumbiaAssociation.org.