In a first beyond the Chesapeake Bay, the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation has partnered with Garrett County to fund Water-Wise training by the University of Maryland Extension in a program exclusive to Garrett County.
Water-Wise is a conservation landscape certification program to help residents improve the quality and quantity of water runoff here in Garrett County. Thirteen people, 11 Master Gardeners and 2 Garden Club members, already have completed the three-day training necessary to manage the Water-Wise landscape certifications, and now are looking for properties whose owners are eager to participate in the program.
Front Row: Master Gardeners -Jessica Tirocke, Carol Williams
2nd Row: Master Gardeners – Vicki Teets, Kathy O’Connor, Jo Ann Kociolek, Rusty O’Neal
3rd Row: Master Gardeners- Dick Potts, Don Watson, William Kerrick
Back Row: Gary Aronhalt: Garrett County Watershed Coordinator, Will Williams: Deep Creek Lake State Park Naturalist, Diana Morgan -Master Gardener, Wanda MacLaughlin- University of Maryland Extension, and Sheri Dewitt- Master Gardener.
People wanting more information on this program can contact the University of Maryland Extension in Garrett County at 301-334-6960 or www.extension.umd.edu/garrett-county/water-wise.