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Environmental and sustainability work in Howard County involves nearly all of our County departments, especially Office of Environmental Sustainability, Planning and Zoning, Public Works, Recreation and Parks, and Economic Development. The County aims to lead by example and challenges citizens to embrace environmental stewardship and sustainability.  

The County's Environmental Sustainability initiatives follow the triple bottom line approach – all of our work aims to protect Howard County's environment, save money and protect the health and welfare of all Howard County citizens. Find out how we work in partnership with citizens, businesses, and non-profits and how you can join us to Live Green Howard County.

Stormwater Management Division
The Stormwater Management (SWM) division strives to advance the quality of life for the citizens of Howard County through the improvement and management of the quality and quantity of water that originates in, falls onto, or passes through the county on its way to the Chesapeake Bay.
Watershed Management Plans
Watershed studies completed by the Stormwater Management Division.
School Recycling

Did You Know? All County public schools can recycle just like we do at home! 

Event Recycling
Information about Maryland legislation regarding event recycling.
Free Paper Yard Trim Bags
Get FREE paper yard trim bags (10 per family) from the Alpha Ridge Landfill located at 2350 Marriottsville Rd., Marriottsville.
Construction & Demolition Debris
What to do with materials such as: asphalt, brick building materials, ceiling tiles, drywall, electrical components and much more.
Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Environments
Click the link above to learn more about Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Environments
Deer Management
The Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks has announced its fall/winter schedule of managed deer hunts. The hunts will be held in an effort to help maintain a stable, balanced white-tailed deer population in our parks where deer browsing has been shown to reduce biodiversity.
Stream ReLeaf Program
Stream ReLeaf is a program designed to enhance stream buffers —  protective strips of trees, shrubs and other vegetation along a stream — by providing free native trees and shrubs to homeowners.
Tree Canopy Program

The Tree Canopy Program aims to create and enhance tree canopy- the layer of leaves, branches, and stems of trees that cover the ground when viewed from above- throughout the County. Tree Canopy provides many benefits to communities including improving water quality, saving energy, lowering city temperatures, reducing air pollution, enhancing property values, providing wildlife habitat, facilitating social and educational opportunities, and providing aesthetic benefits.

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