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SOAK IT UP!


Make YOUR community the next Soak It Up community! Submit a request HERE!  Requests are due by 12/13/2019.  For more information, send an email to hcecoworks@gmail.com or call 443-518-7665. 

EcoWorks works in communities throughout Howard County to educate, install stormwater management and habitat projects and to promote environmental stewardship. This work is accomplished with our staff and through our workforce development programs. Our crews are trained as Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional-Associates, which means that they have a working understanding and practical knowledge of project installation and maintenance that benefits the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. 

In 2017, EcoWorks kicked off the first Soak It Up campaign in Ellicott City where we have been actively engaged since 2014. Initial efforts focused on debris management in the stream channels and then moved into the watershed in order to encourage private landowners to "Be Part of the Solution" by converting turf grass to more permeable landscapes that would soak up stormwater and reduce runoff. In 2018, the Soak It Up campaign was replicated in Wilde Lake in partnership with the Wilde Lake Village, Wilde Lake CARES and five homeowner associations.

EcoWorks is soliciting requests for the summer 2020 Soak It Up community. A Soak It Up community is one that is: 
  • Committed to environmental stewardship;
  • Committed to public environmental education; 
  • Willing to have EcoWorks' crews install low cost stormwater management and habitat enhancement projects; 
  • Has two or more supporting partners (e.g. community associations, homeowner associations, villages, non-profits, etc); 
  • Willing to host a Soak It Up event to showcase the work; 
  • Committed to maintenance of any installed projects (either with volunteers or through a fee for service effort); 
  • Excited to promote the Soak It Up message and EcoWorks partnership throughout the planning, design, and installation process! 

 Make YOUR community the next Soak It Up community! Submit a request HERE!  Requests are due by 12/13/2019.  For more information, send an email to hcecoworks@gmail.com or call 443-518-7665. 

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