Ellicott City in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Who is affected by the health of the Chesapeake Bay? The 48 major rivers, 100 smaller rivers, and thousands of tiny creeks that make up the Chesapeake Bay watershed are home to over 2,700 species of plants and animals and 15 million people. The Bay is part of a vast interconnected ecosystem. Sewage, manure, fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and petroleum products are carried into the Bay from local streams and waterways.
Why are native plants good for the Chesapeake Bay? The many species of native plants in Maryland help to filter out pollutants from runoff into waterways. These plants require little maintenance; including fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or gas-powered mowing and are drought resistant. Native plants don't invade and take over other plants.
What is a MaryLandscape? MaryLandscapes, the Maryland Commission for Celebration 2000's (Maryland 2000) environmental stewardship program, has created 37 environmentally beneficial gardens in public locations statewide. These native species gardens, created and maintained through local public, private, and nonprofit partnerships, celebrate Maryland's natural history while encouraging landscaping
How can you help? Plant native species. Manage erosion and runoff to help prevent pollution from reaching nearby waterways. Create raised beds and permeable walkways. Construct wetlands and forested buffers. For more information on how to create a MaryLandscapes garden, contact: Maryland 2000 at 1-877-MD2-0001 or visit the website at www.maryland2000.org; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) at 410-573-4593 or see the USFWS website at www.fws.gov/r5cbfo/Bayscapes.htm ; The Chesapeake Bay Trust at 410-974-2941 or visit www2.ari.net/home/cbt/
Erected by Maryland Commission for Celebration 2000's (Maryland 2000), Open Spaces Sacred Places, and Black & Decker.
Location. 39° 16.125′ N, 76° 48.062′ W. Marker is in Ellicott City, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Maryland Route 144) and Ellicott Mills Drive, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. West of this marker Route 144 is called Frederick Road. Marker is in this post office area: Ellicott City MD 21042, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The National Road (here, next to this marker); Ellicott’s Mills The Road to Prosperity (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Court House, 1840: (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire House Annex (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellicott City.
More about this marker. All three internet web references on the marker are no longer in service.
Also see . . .
1. The Arc MaryLandscapes Sensory Garden. This is about the garden in Gambrills. (Submitted on March 9, 2006.)
2. My own Backyard Maryland. (Submitted on July 2, 2006.)
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,947 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 4. submitted on March 3, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.