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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!

Your streams and rivers need YOU!

Credit: Don Tsusaki

Middle Patuxent River Often Floods. Credit: Don Tsusaki

Time is running out!
Classes start on Tuesday, September 3.

Several times the Middle Patuxent River has flooded and carried sediment and pollutants into the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay. That river begins and ends in Howard County so let’s do something about it.

The Program:

Howard County’s Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) is looking for innovative problem-solvers; people interested in serving the community by preserving and improving local water quality.

As an affiliate of the University of Maryland Extension in Howard County, the WSA is a training program that empowers residents to improve the health of our streams and rivers. Through a series of classes and community-based activities, you’ll experience spearheading individual and community efforts aimed at reducing the harmful effects of polluted storm water runoff into local streams, rivers, and eventually the Chesapeake Bay.