Category Archives: Education

Panel Presentation – Sept 26th

When:  Thursday, Sep. 26, 2019 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where:  UMD Extension Howard County
Address: 
3300 North Ridge Road
Suite 240
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Event Type:  Lecture/Seminar

Presenter:  Chesapeake Bay Program
Learn about the restoration of the Bay, and how you can take part, from experts from the Chesapeake Bay Program. The panel will include:

  • Dana Aunkst, Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Overview of the Bay Program
  • Lucienda Power, Acting Branch Chief for Science, Analysis and Implementation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Overview of the Bay TMDL/WIPS, current progress, next steps
  • John Wolf, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Team Leader, U.S. Geological Survey: GIS and Chesapeake Bay Restoration: The Role of Geography in Adaptive Management
  • Lewis Linker, Modeling Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Increased Precipitation Volume and Intensity: What the Chesapeake Bay Program is  Doing to Protect the Public and the Environment from Future Climate Risk
  • Panelist to be announced: Pesticides and Pollinator Decline

Cost:  Free 

Contact:  Georgia Eacker
Contact Email: geacker@umd.edu  
Contact Phone:  410-313-1913

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Plant Swap and Rain Garden Workshop

Interested in learning more about the care and maintenance of rain gardens? Join us on Saturday, October 19th for an afternoon workshop perfect for Bay-Wise Master Gardeners, Master Watershed Stewards, and Columbia homeowners with a rain garden or those thinking about installing one. We will cover a refresher on Rain Gardens 101, how to choose the best plants for your site, and where to find further resources.

A rain garden plant swap will follow the workshop. If your rain garden needs replacement plants, come to pick a few new ones at no cost. If you have a thriving rain garden with plants that need to be thinned or separated, this is a chance to share those plants with others. A Master Gardeners Plant Clinic will be on hand to answer your questions.

Both events will take place at the

  • Owen Brown Community Center
  • 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD
  • Rain or Shine.

The workshop will run from 1 PM – 3 PM and the plant swap from 3 PM to 4 PM.

Registration for the workshop is $5 per person and the plant swap is free to take part in. If you would like to attend both, choose one of each ticket types when you register.

Register at https://raingardencare2019.eventbrite.com

For more information on the workshop, contact Kelly MacBride-Gill at kmacbrid@umd.edu.

For more information on the plant swap, contact openspace.resourcerequests@columbiaassociation.org.

The Plant Swap and Rain Garden Workshop is offered in partnership by Maryland Sea Grant, the University of Maryland Extension and the Columbia Association.