Howard County Conservancy

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Howard County Conservancy
HCConserveOutside.jpg
Type nature center
Location 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, Maryland
Coordinates 39°18′56″N 76°52′27″W / 39.31556°N 76.87417°W / 39.31556; -76.87417Coordinates: 39°18′56″N 76°52′27″W / 39.31556°N 76.87417°W / 39.31556; -76.87417
Area 232 acres (0.94 km2)
Created 1990
Operated by Howard County, Maryland
Website hcconservancy.org

The Howard County Conservancy is a nature center in Woodstock, Maryland. It is located on a 300-year-old, 232-acre (0.94 km2) farm.[1]

History[edit]

The center was founded in 1990 with the goal of protecting and preserving farmland and historic sites in Howard County.[2]

In 1997, the center hired its first full-time director.[3][4]

In 2008, the center started an exhibit on solar energy, promoting it as a way of reducing energy costs.[5][6]

In 2010, the center obtained an owl as part of a program to teach children about environmental threats to the owl species.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Your guide to Howard County, Maryland - baltimoresun.com". Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  2. ^ "In Brief". Washingtonpost.com. 2008-05-22. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  3. ^ Evaluating nonformal education programs and settings By Emma Norland, page 52
  4. ^ The Baltimore Sun, Page: 5B, Jul 25, 1997, Dana Hedgpeth, Howard Co. Conservancy hires director, elects board
  5. ^ "In Brief". Washingtonpost.com. 2008-06-05. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  6. ^ "Your guide to Howard County, Maryland - baltimoresun.com". Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  7. ^ "Your guide to Howard County, Maryland - baltimoresun.com". Retrieved 2012-09-09. 

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