Category Archives: Family

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

Kings Contrivance Event

Do You Live In or Around the Kings Contrivance (KC) Village?

If so, mark your calendar – September 10,  from 9:30 to Noon.

Explore Columbia on Foot

9:30 AM Check-in @ Amherst House For walk at 10 A.M. Led by environmental author Ned Tillman.  Tour Kings Contrivance’s outdoor settings, open space, and watershed.

9:30 to Noon — Ask the Experts about your outdoors:
    • Master Gardeners
    • Watershed Stewards
    • Landscape Designers
    • CA Watershed Manager
    • HoCo stormwater management
Plenty to Enjoy
  • Raffles
  • Native Plants for Sale (Lauren’s Garden Service)
  • Rain Barrel Demonstration
  • More!