We work with a lot of people, groups and organizations in Howard County to fulfill our mission. If you do not fit into any of the identified audiences below, please feel free to reach out to us anyway!
We hire young adults aged 16-26 in the summer to train and instruct youth on how to install and maintain various Best Management Practices (BMPs) that will improve our local natural resources , build environmental stewardship and provide young people with job skills and employment opportunities. If you are 16-6, you can apply to be a Crew Member if and if you are between 18-26 you can apply to be a Crew Leader. In general, Crew Leaders will possess demonstrated leadership and motivational skills, and have some prior job experience. Crew Members do not need to have had prior work experience, and will find this experience an ideal opportunity to get a first taste for responsible work, supported with coaching along the way.
Additionally, employees receive training on topics such as:
Learn about READY by watching this video.
READY rain garden in Lakeside HOA, Columbia, 2016.
We can help beautify your neighborhood, improve your environmental footprint and do the right thing for local streams and rivers in Howard County. We are able to invest some of our program resources on HOA common areas for a nominal cost. We can help address drainage problems, manage invasive species, install rain garden and conservation landscapes and more. By working with us, you are demonstrating your commitment to our County's young adult population and engaging your neighborhood in important environmental work. We can also work on a fee-for-service basis to maintain your rain garden so that it continues to function as it should and beautify your neighborhood at the same time.
READY rain garden at First Evangelical Lutheran Pastor's house, Ellicott City, 2016.
You can make a big impact on stormwater pollution by increasing the amount of stormwater runoff absorbed on your nonprofit property. This will also reduce your Watershed Protection Fee. The Watershed Protection Fee legislation established a unique partnership program option for nonprofit properties that reduces the financial impact to the organization while also improving stormwater runoff controls on the property. The READY program can help non-profits fulfill their obligations under the program as well as reduce their fee by installing projects.
We work with individual homeowners and commercial businesses on a fee for service basis to install rain gardens, conservation landscapes and other environmental projects. By working with us, you will be supporting Howard County's youth and a commitment to local natural resource conservation. If you are interested in working with us, receiving a cost estimate and proposal, or have other questions, please fill out this form or send an email to HCecoworks@gmail.com.
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