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Watershed Health and a Healthy Dose of the Davis Branch Stream Restoration Project

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beaver at HCC by Dan Lanier

Apr 25 / 6 p.m. / $

Join John McCoy, former watershed manager for the Columbia Association, for an evening of exploring the importance of healthy watersheds.  This program has two parts – participants can choose to join one or both activities.  The evening begins at 6PM with a walk (weather- permitting) down to the stream restoration area to look at the progress of the Davis Branch Stream Restoration project at Mt. Pleasant.  At 7PM the watershed presentation begins inside the Gudelsky Center.  McCoy will talk about what a watershed is, what makes a watershed healthy, why watersheds are vital and what role residents play in the condition of our watersheds.  The walk is free.  Path is unpaved.  Wear good walking shoes.  Recommended for ages 10 years and up.

6PM walk is FREE // 7PM talk is $5 per person or $10 per family (up to 5 people)

Program fee supports the Howard County Conservancy’s environmental education and nature conservation efforts. If the program is full, email programs@howardnature.org to join the waitlist.

John McCoy served as the Watershed Manager for the Columbia Association in Columbia, MD. He has previously worked for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources as the Director of the Ecosystem Restoration Center. McCoy has worked on water pollution remediation and watershed restoration for more than 37 years. He has had many role including the Director of Region 3 for the North American Lake Management Society, an appointed member of the Patuxent River Commission, a Trustee for the Middle Patuxent Environmental Trust and an Advisor for the Howard County Watershed Stewards Academy.

Photo by Dan Lanier


April 25
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mt Pleasant
10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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