Water-Wise in Garrett County

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Garrett College

687 Mosser Road

McHenry, MD 21541

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Water-Wise is a conservation landscape certification program that is NEW and exclusive to Garrett County. The program is modeled after the University of Maryland Extension’s Bay-Wise Program, but tailored specifically for Garrett County with the help of University of Maryland Extension, Garrett County Government, and Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The goal of Water-Wise is to help residents improve the quality and quantity of water in Garrett County.

The Water-Wise program will be managed by Master Gardeners and University of Maryland Extension, which means that Master Gardeners will be doing the Water-Wise landscape certifications. Property certification requires a site visit and discussion based on the conservation landscaping practices outlined in the Water-Wise Yardstick. The first step in bringing this program to Garrett County is to get Master Gardeners trained on conservation landscaping techniques and explain the “Yardstick” and how to use it. The training to become a Water-Wise Master Gardener will be held August 13 & 14th 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. & August 15th 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Garrett College. The cost is $20 for Master Gardeners. Mt. Laural Garden Club members who wants to take the training may register for a fee of $40. The fee will include lunch on August 13 & 14th and all the materials for the training. Funding for this training is being provided by Garrett County Government and the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation.

Topics covered in the Water-Wise Training will include "Garrett County Waters", "Who Polluted the Youghiogheny?" , Hydrology, Wells, Septic Systems, Water-Wise Best Management, Native Plants, Alternative to Hazardous Household Products, Innovative Storm Water Management Techniques, Promoting & Protecting Pollinators, Buffer Strip Regulations, How to Certify a Landscape & Use Yardstick .

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Garrett College

687 Mosser Road

McHenry, MD 21541

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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