News Release, St. Mary’s Public Information Office

LEONARDTOWN, MD– The Maryland Sea Grant, through the offices of the University of Maryland Extension, is hosting a series of three events in June:

June 16 –Rain Barrels 101Webinar –This free webinar will focus on the practical uses for rain barrels and how they reduce the impact of runoff on our local waterways and benefit homeowners. Participants will learn how to maintain and install a rain barrel and can purchase a discounted rain barrel at a later date, to be determined. Please register here:Event 1 – Rain Barrels

June 23 –Backyard CompostingWebinar –Learn how to turn food and yard waste into a valuable resource for your garden that’s free! Compost improves soil health and water retention and provides nutrients for plants. Backyard composting is beneficial because it reduces the amount of materials that are put in landfills. Please register here:Event 2 – Backyard Composting

June 30 –Septic Smart Webinar–Septic tank issues can cause big problems for you, your wallet, and your community. Learn about best practices for maintaining your septic system!
Please register here:Event 3 – Septic Smart

For more information on these events please visit For information on St. Mary’s County Government recycling programs, visit