Category Archives: Education

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

Panel Presentation – Sept 26th

When:  Thursday, Sep. 26, 2019 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where:  UMD Extension Howard County
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:  
Contact Phone:  410-313-1913

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