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

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