Howard County Conservancy
10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163
Headquartered at the 300 year old, 232-acre Mt. Pleasant Farm in Woodstock, Maryland, the Howard County Conservancy is a local, non-profit environmental education center and land trust. The Conservancy was founded by a group of local citizens in 1990 to help preserve the natural environment, agricultural farmland, and unique historic sites in Howard County.
Located on the property is The Gudelsky Environmental Education Center which is available to rent for private events. It is a 8,7000 square foot facility that houses classrooms, meeting rooms and a gift shop. The building features many “green” elements, including bamboo and recycled tire flooring, full spectrum lighting and HardiPlank exterior siding. The highlight of the interior is the cathedral ceilings accented by large wooden beam trusses.
The Center is available for conferences, meetings and a limited number of private parties. The main assembly room, The Gudelsky Room, can seat up to 175 people theater-style and 130 comfortably for a seated meal. The lower level Classroom/Nature Center can accommodate up to 50 guests.
The Center is available for rental year-round and the Conservancy’s outdoor garden and picnic areas are also available for rental from Mid-May through mid-October.