Environment/Nature

Medication & Sharps Collection (Outdoor - Fun Volunteer Opportunity)

Community Service hours available at FUN outdoor community event.

The next prescription & over-the-counter Medication and Sharps (needles, syringes & EpiPens) collection will be held in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot in Columbia (next to the Swim Center & The UPS Store) on Sat., Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Free! Convenient. Open to the public. Safe distancing. Follow CDC guidelines. Medication is guarded & transported by the Howard County Police & DEA. Youth not allowed near meds/sharps.

Fall Fest

Join us on Saturday, October 30th from 2-6 PM outdoors on Bethany Community Church property for some FREE family fun, carnival games, hayrides, raffles and prizes! Spread the word (not the germs), invite your friends, and get ready for some fun. *Even though this is an outdoor event, masks are recommended.

No Cost, Home Weatherization Upgrade Grant

This grant will utilize funds to make improvements to your home to help reduce monthly utility bills, improve home comfort and home indoor air-quality, as well as eliminate some health and safety issues. An Energy Assessment is performed on the home to determine what upgrades can be done by the grant to lower the energy bills. Upgrades may include attic insulation, air-sealing, duct-sealing, replacement or repair to cooling and heating equipment or water heaters, or replacement of older, non-energy star appliances. The grant pays the cost of the energy assessment and the upgrades.