Welcome to Conservation Montgomery.  Our goal is to work as a community to enhance the quality of life in Montgomery County, Maryland which is just north of Washington, D.C.  Established in 1776 and known as a “gateway to the nation’s capital,” our county is composed of diverse land uses and wonderfully diverse cultures within our population of 1 million people.  We have urban communities in the Down County and rural communities Up County.  Scroll down this page for a community calendar and information on our programs. We invite you to learn more about vital county natural resources worth protecting. If you live outside of our county, come and visit one of the nation's most desirable places to live.

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Give your trees

some TLC

Home Tree Care

Home Tree Care 101

About 85% of the Montgomery County tree canopy is on privately owned land. Take a Home Tree Care 101 class this fall and learn how to care for mature trees at home. Each session covers pruning, mulching, planting and removal of invasive plants that can kill a tree. A certified arborist leads HTC 101 as an outdoor, hands-on class in your neighborhood. A $20 per-person fee goes to the Conservation Montgomery community tree-planting fund.

Schedule a class for this fall or spring of 2015 here. HTC101

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Little Bennett
By Edwin Abarca

As I walked along the trail,
I felt a vast emptiness.
It was quiet and many pine trees were on the ground.
But it gave a feeling of
Peace and friendliness,
A huge feeling that I could not
Turn down.

I had such a great view, like
I was on top of the world.
My phone camera would have
Made it last.
A huge field of leafless trees
My memory took the flash.

Beautiful Bennett.

The poem above is work generated by the Conservation Montgomery Young Environmental Writers (YEW) Workshop. We will publish various forms of environmental writing by local high school students who participated in this project funded by a grant from the Ohio-based Green Shanny Foundation. Read more about the YEW project in our latest e-newsletter.







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Thanks to the following organizations for supporting Conservation Montgomery.

MCCBT GSFPatagonia TPFibm BoAfmi Stadler