Deering Woods Condominium Association

Project Location: Columbia, MD

Problem: Twenty-five townhomes in the Deering Woods Condominium Association of Howard County, Maryland, lacked a stormwater treatment plan.  Rain events led to flooding and erosion problems. 

Solution: A 200 foot x 15 foot linear rain garden was installed throughout the community to alleviate drainage problems. The bioretention capability of the rain garden now absorbs 100% of the rain water runoff.  

Contact Information
Lori Lilly | Howard EcoWorks | llilly@howardecoworks.org
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Greenleaf HOA Rain Garden

Project Location: Columbia, MD

Problem: Stormwater flows at the Greenleaf housing development were overwhelming existing stormwater infrastructure.  Flooding, erosion, pooled water, slippery sidewalks in winter, and an undermined footbridge all created unsafe conditions for pedestrians.

Contact Information
Lori Lilly | Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay | 503-791-8405
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Howard County “Students Branching Out” Tree Planting Program

 

Project Location: Howard County, MD

Problem: Howard County has affirmed a commitment to planting trees throughout the county, given the many benefits of urban forests and tree canopies. These benefits include noise reduction, improved air quality, temperature regulation, augmented aesthetics, higher property values, and stormwater management (reduced erosion, flooding, and water pollution).

Contact Information
Rachel Beebe | Howard County | rbeebe@howardcountymd.gov | 410-313-0678
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First Presbyterian Church Green Infrastructure

 

Project Location: Columbia, MD

Problem:  First Presbyterian Church had frequent problems with standing water in the facility’s basement and throughout the property.

Contact Information
John McCoy | Columbia Association | 410-312-6336 | John.McCoy@ColumbiaAssociation.org
For tours, contact Nancy Fayer | Earth Forum of Howard County | 410-730-3545 | NaFayer5@gmail.com
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