Community Involvement

The Stormwater Management (SWM) Division is involved in a variety of community projects and outreach efforts that promote clean water strategies in the county. Some of these efforts are described below.


Community Outreach Meetings


A Community Outreach Meeting was held on October 24, 2019, at the Clarksville Middle School to discuss Capital Project D-1158 Windy Knolls Wetland Mitigation Bank and TMDL Stream Restoration Project. Click here for the presentation and exhibits.

A Community Outreach Meeting was held on October 1, 2019, at the Mayfield Woods Middle School to discuss the two ongoing capital projects: Woodcrest Drive Stormwater Pond Retrofit and Woodcrest Stream Rehabilitation Projects. To see the presentation, click here.

A Community Outreach Meeting was held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Miller Branch Library to discuss the various ongoing drainage improvement projects in the Valley Mede/Chatham neighborhood north of RT 40. To see the presentation, click here.


Community Outreach Opportunities


Howard County encourages residents to care for their property in an environmentally friendly way. We encourage proper lawn fertilization and herbicide / pesticide application techniques, use of native plants for landscaping and replacement of lawn areas, and maintenance of stream buffers.

Enviroscape and Homescape are two educational tools used by the Howard County Stormwater Management staff to provide environmental education for adults. These tools are used to provide a bird's eye view of the impact that adult homeowner activities have on the environment.

If you are a community group, individual, or teaching institution that would like to start a water quality improvement project, or if you would like a speaker to talk on these topics at your next community meeting, please contact the Stormwater Management Division at 410-313-6432.


Doo Your Duty


Protect Howard County parks, trails, AND waterways. Dog waste can contain multiple harmful pathogens and 1 gram can contain up to 23 million fecal bacteria. According to the EPA, pet waste is as toxic to the environment as an oil spill. Did you know? Howard County Law states owners are responsible for immediately re