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Virtual GreenFest 2020!

Virtual GreenFest 2020Thanks to all the community partners who provided resources for Howard County residents through this year’s first ever Howard County Virtual GreenFest! 

Earth Month may be over, but you can keep going green thanks to the resources provided by local green businesses, nonprofits and government agencies. Materials will remain posted through the summer so you can continue to learn about citizen science, community solar, pollinators, native plants, local stewardship activities, and much more.

We look forward to seeing you next year!


"Climate of Hope Project- Climate Victory Garden" - Community Ecology Instituteclimate victory garden

Climate Victory Garden Video

CEI’s Climate of Hope Project includes three innovation areas: 1) Climate Aware Agriculture featuring Renewable Energy Integration; 2) Cultivating Climate Victory Gardens; and 3) Community Climate Change Education. In 2019 CEI planted and certified the 2nd Climate Victory Garden in the state of Maryland. Learn all about our Climate Victory Garden and how you to create your own.


 Maryland and DC Breeding Bird Atlas

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Learn about a current citizen science project that you can participate in from your window! The Maryland & DC Breeding Bird Atlas is a five year effort to record pairs of breeding birds in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Please click here to watch a video introduction to the program.   




Introduction to Rain Barrelsrain barrels

Please click here to view a PDF of a University of Maryland Extension Service PowerPoint on Rain Barrel installation and maintenance. 




Environmental Stewardship at Home

howard ecoworksCheck out Howard EcoWorks YouTube channel (click here) for videos about environmental stewardship activities you can do around your home, including: removing Asiatic bittersweet and nandina, and mulching your trees properly.


Also check out their videos highlighting their work around the County, including projects like Ellicott City stream channel debris removal.