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Howard County Conservancy marks 25 years with big plans
Howard County Conservancy marks 25 years with big plans

In 1990, a small group of citizens concerned about land conservation founded the Howard County Conservancy. Within 25 years, their organization has become a regional leader for environmental education and stewardship. In addition to preserving open space throughout the county, the Woodstock-based conservancy now houses several historic buildings and community gardens and runs nature camps, guided hikes and a thriving outdoor education program, covering everything from stream and soil health to biodiversity. “I still think it’s one of the county’s best-kept secrets,” says Ned Tillman, former president of the Howard County Conservancy Board of Directors. “It...

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