Category Archives: Environment

Village Actions/OM


You’ll find information about watersheds and a specific watershed, in the following video presentations.  Each one takes less than 10 minutes.


Part 1 of 2

Best Management Practices For Oakland Mills

Part 2 of 2

Supplemental Information

While the supplemental Part A is a PDF file, Parts B, C, and D are specially created PowerPoint files. The supplemental information is not narrated. Instead, this information is presented so that you can go through it at your own pace, (with your Space Bar) make notes, or download it for reference if you desire.

Again, be sure to close the window or tab when the presentation ends to return to this window.

Landscaping for Water Quality – Part A

Rain Gardens – Part B

Rain Gardens – Part C

Rain Barrels – Part D

Master Gardeners’ On-Site Bay-Wise Consultations

[NOTE: The Master Gardeners are experiencing a large volume of requests; they ask for your patience and will arrange a consultation for you as soon as possible.]

Homeowners may request an on-site evaluation of their property by a team of Howard County Master Gardeners and receive advice on dealing with concerns such as storm water management, erosion, Integrated Pest Management, composting and inclusion of native plants in the landscape. The consultations are offered at no charge and can be initiated by completing a Homeowner Consultation Request Form.

HoCo Stream Wader Info ’19

Sample Stream DataA number of Stewards and local concerned citizens participate in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Stream Waders program. The Stream Waders sample sites for use in stream quality assessments.
Download Click this button to get a .zip file of the latest local Howard County 10 stream reports.

Stream Waders also educate the local community about the relationship between land use and stream quality, provide quality assured information on stream quality to state, local, and federal agencies, environmental organizations, and others. The goal is to improve stream stewardship ethics and encourage local action to improve watershed management.