Our motivation is to ensure that the Patapsco Valley remains pleasant for our generation and for future generations. See our Management Plan approved by the Maryland Heritage Area Authority, January 2015, for how we plan to proceed to protect and enhance the Patapsco Heritage Area.
Patapsco Heritage Greenway Announces new Mini-Grant Program
Heritage Greenway, Inc. (PHG) is pleased to announce the inaugural mini-grant
program for the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area. The mini-grants program
is designed to assist heritage-related sites, organizations and municipalities
with the development of new and innovative programs, partnerships, exhibits,
tours, events, and other initiatives consistent with the regional goals
and objectives in the state and county approved Management Plan. The
Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Inc. encourages mini-grant proposals that
include collaborative partnerships, enhance preservation, encourage
stewardship of natural resources, and promote heritage tourism. Non-profit
organizations and local jurisdictions located within the Patapsco Valley
Heritage Area, or who are creating projects or programs within or benefitting
the Area, are eligible to apply. The maximum grant award is $2500 and
requires a 1:1 match. Applications are due October 1, 2015. Pending
available funds, a second round of grants will be announced early in
2016. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact PHG’s Director,
Mary Catherine Cochran at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss potential grant
proposals no later than two weeks before the due date and prior to completion
of the application.
Developed in part with State Funds from the Maryland
Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland.
WANTED – A FEW GOOD VOLUNTEERS
The Patapsco Heritage Greenway is searching for volunteers for the
stream watch program for the Patapsco River Valley. Adult volunteers
and families are needed that live, work or “play” close
to streams that flow into the Patapsco River, especially in Baltimore
and Howard Counties. Volunteers are needed as cleaners, walkers or watchers
for a short stretch of a stream.
2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS (click here)
Tiber Hudson Subwatershed Restoration Action Plan for one of five major tributaries to the Lower Patapsco and including a major population center for Howard County, Ellicott City. The plan was developed by the Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. in conjunction with the Patapsco Heritage Greenway. It was funded (in part) through a grant from the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Patapsco Small Watershed Action Plan for the Baltimore County portion of the watershed has now been completed by Baltimore County in partnership with PHG. Click the link above for the Action Plan and Characterization reports.
Check out our coloring/activity
book for kids of all ages. Special thanks to Betsy McMillion,
Lisa Wingate, Connie Regan Alexander and Mays
& Associates for their efforts in putting this together! For
printed copies, please email email@example.com
LOOK WHAT OUR MEMBERS/VOLUNTEERS HAVE HELPED US ACCOMPLISH!
We have been working hard for more than a decade to preserve the
Patapsco Valley's culture, history, and environment. For a complete
list of our accomplishments, click here.
VOLUNTEER! Check out our Event
Calendar and Stream Watch Program for
volunteer opportunities. If you would like to join hundreds of other
volunteers in cleaning up the Patapsco Valley area, please call 410-480-0824
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kit Valentine was a life-long resident and champion of the Patapsco Valley. He was an exemplary man who cherished his family, his faith, and his friends above everything. Kit died in September 2014 at the age of 73.
Kit’s strong faith, dedication to Boy Scouting, and commitment to his community led him to participate in many activities focused on the Patapsco Valley. He was an active member in his church in Catonsville. As a young man he built a nature trail in the McKeldin section of the Patapsco Valley State Park for his Eagle Scout project. He was instrumental in the Rails-to-Trails improvements for the Catonsville/Oella/Ellicott City trolley lines and the Short Line to Catonsville. For many years, specifically the ten years he served as president of the Patapsco Heritage Greenway, he sought to protect the environmental, historical, and cultural resources of the Valley he so loved.
The Patapsco Heritage Greenway has established an internship to honor Kit’s memory. Starting in 2015, PHG will be looking for applicants who embody the personal qualities of Kit Valentine and who have the interest in environmental sustainability, historical preservation, and public service that he demonstrated. Once selected, they will be assigned projects to help preserve and enhance the Patapsco Valley.
If you would like to contribute to this internship, you can do so at this link.
To make an online donation in memory of Kit, please indicate that purpose in the “memo” field. Or you may send your contribution to:
The Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Inc., 6553 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge, MD 21075
Kit’s family and the Patapsco Heritage Greenway would welcome your help to keep Kit’s memory alive and to continue the work in the Valley he loved.
To see photos that document and show our events
and our wonderful volunteers in action, please visit
To make a donation, click
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