about south river federation

On November 7th and 8th, participants in Maryland Conservation Corps and Howard County's READY program joined South River Federation to plant trees and shrubs at the newly opened Homeport Farm Park. The weather was gorgeous both days and the groups worked fast. Thanks to their help, a large step has now been taken to reforest the County Park.

MCC and READY are both job training programs focused on the environmental field. 

The Maryland Conservation Corps (MCC) is an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages young adults in extensive natural resource management and park conservation projects.

The READY (Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth) program works with the Howard County government to fund employment of young adults, aged 16-26, in building rain gardens throughout the county. This will help alleviate the flow of toxic stormwater runoff polluting our streams, rivers, and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay, and significantly eroding our land.