Westminster, MD, Thursday, September 14, 2023 – The Carroll County Board of Commissioners together with the Carroll County Department of Planning and Land Management are excited to invite all those interested to the county’s second annual Environmental Symposium.  The event will be held Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Carroll County Agriculture Center, Alesia/Medford Buildings, 706 Agricultural Center Drive in Westminster.

The event will feature a meet and greet showcasing Carroll County community groups focused on environmental stewardship.  This event is free and open to the public to meet and talk with citizen groups who care about the county and the environment.  Attendees will learn more about these environmental groups and how to promote and implement practices to sustain the county’s natural resources.

The symposium will also feature a youth recycled art contest open to high school students who live in Carroll County.  This artwork will be showcased at the symposium and attendees will have the opportunity to admire the art and vote for a favorite.  All entrants will receive a free T-shirt and a waterproof power bank and will earn 10 service-learning hours for participating.  The winning artists will receive a prize.  Find out more about the recycled art contest and prizes here.  Registration deadline is Saturday, October 21, 2023.  Register by September 30th to be able to request a specific T-shirt size.  Click here to register.

For more information or questions about the symposium, including how to get involved, contact Kelly Martin at 410-386-2566 or mailto:krmartin@carrollcountymd.gov.