Author: Jamie Potter

Forecasting the Unpredictable: Severe Weather

tree in field with dark storm clouds overhead

By Avery Farrell   You are awoken by an abrupt beam of sunlight peeking through your blinds. Reluctantly, you get out of bed and stretch to properly wake up. The last couple of days have been overcast, cold, and rainy. Surprised by the sun reaching its bright yellow arms for your window, you check the… Read more »

Enhancing the Green Infrastructure Network (GIN), 4 Acres of Newly Planted Trees

Newly planted trees at Daisy Rd

In 2021 Howard County enhanced the Green Infrastructure Network (GIN) with over four acres of newly planted trees.   The GIN is a system of the County’s largest, connected natural areas, including forests, wetlands, meadows, and waterways. It consists of hubs (the natural areas providing habitat) and corridors (the linear features that tie hubs together and… Read more »

Howard County Preserves Nearly 128 Acres of Farmland

On November 2nd, 2021, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball signed a bill to preserve the largest remaining farm in the rural west of Howard County eligible for the Agricultural Land Preservation Program (ALPP). The property, currently owned by the Dickey family and soon to be sold to the Sharp family, adds 127.7 acres of land… Read more »

Pollinator Garden Planting at HCC Sustainability Day

planting pollinator garden at Howard Community College

Howard Community College had its 15th annual Sustainability Day on Oct 20, 2021, from 10 am to 8 pm. The date of the event is significant, indicating that Earth Day is exactly 6 months away. This year’s Sustainability Day included a combination of in-person and virtual activities, in contrast to last year’s entirely virtual event,… Read more »