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Event Calendar

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Tentative 2014 Calendar of Events:

Please note that this is a tentative calendar of events for the Patapsco Heritage Greenway (PHG), subject to change, cancellation or additional events added. Email patapscofriend@gmail.com and ask to be on our email event list for updates and details on our events.

Thursday, August 21, 6-7:30 pm. PHG General Board Meeting. Location: Belmont. PHG Board members and staff. Visitors are welcome but must email president@patapscoheritagegreenway.org in advance.

PHG Offices are closed from 2nd week of July through 2nd week of August for summer break.

Monday, September 1. Labor Day. PHG offices closed.

September TBA. CSI “Creek Scene Investigation” workshop. Tentative location at Herbert Run, off Shelbourne Avenue in Arbutus. 1-3 pm. Outside workshop to learn how to determine water quality through observance of macro-invetebrates and simple chemical tests. Training restricted to adults only. Participants may register here.

Thursday, September 17, 6-7:30 pm. PHG General Board Meeting. Location: Belmont. PHG Board members and staff. Visitors are welcome but must email president@patapscoheritagegreenway.org in advance.

Saturday, September 27. National Park Land Day. Watershed Cleanup in Patapsco State Park & Trail Maintenance. Location TBA. For information on volunteering with trail maintenance, contact Donna Seymour at dseymour@dnr.state.md.us. To help with the cleanup, participants may register here.

Sunday, September 28, 1-4 pm. PHG partners with 4-H Club to sample Coopers Run. Participation restricted to PHG trained stream team volunteers and 4-H Club students & parents. For more information, email betsy@patapscoheritagegreenway.org

Sunday, September 28, 1-4 pm
English Ivy Removal from trees in partnership with Tree Savers of Catonsville. CCBC Catonsville Campus, 800 South Rolling Road, Catonsville. Follow posted signs to direct you to site on campus, and park in white marked spaces only. For more information, email treesavers-alvera@comcast.net . Volunteers may register here.

Saturday, October 4, 10 am - 1 pm. Invasive Wavyleaf Basketgrass GPS Mapping Project With Towson University Workshop. Patapsco State Park. Hilton or Hollifield Area TBA. Participants must have and bring their own GPS unit, or be able to download a free mapping app to their Android or iPhone smartphone. Before you leave, check this website for instructions on how to download the application on your phone at http://towson.edu/wavyleaf/ Learn how you can help our partners -- Patapsco State Park, Maryland DNR and Professor Vanessa Beauchamp of Towson University, track the fastest spreading invasive in Patapsco State Park with GPS coordinates! After this one hour workshop, go out in the park and start tracking!!! For more information about the training session, email betsy@patapscoheritagegreenway.org. For more information about the wavyleaf mapping project, email vbeauchamp@towson.edu. Participants may register here.

Saturday, October 11. 10 am - 1 pm. Watershed cleanup or tree maintenance. Location TBA. Participants may register here.

Monday, October 13. Columbus Day. PHG offices closed.

Saturday, October 18, 10 am - 1 pm. Tree Planting on Patapsco Valley State Park Land, off Landing Road. 100 volunteers needed. Participants may register here.

Saturday, October 25. 10 am - 1 pm. Watershed cleanup or tree maintenance. Location TBA. Participants may register here.

Saturday, November 1. 10 am - 1 pm. Tree Planting on Patapsco Valley State Park Land. Baltimore County Location TBA. 100 volunteers needed. Participants may register here.

NOVEMBER 8-16th- PATAPSCO VALLEY HISTORY WEEK - Details TBA in late summer

Saturday, November 8, 10 am – 1 pm. Stream Cleanup with Lockheed Martin Employees & other PHG Friends. Location TBA. Participants may register here.

Tuesday, November 11. Veterans Day. PHG offices closed.

Thursday, November 20, 6-7:30 pm. PHG General Board Meeting. Location: Blemont. PHG Board members and staff. Visitors are welcome but must email president@patapscoheritagegreenway.org in advance.

Thursday, November 27. Thanksgiving Day. PHG offices closed.

Offices are closed during the month of December.

We would like to thank the grantors who contribute financial support to insure the continuation and expansion of PHG's successful Stream Watch Program and Events!


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Additional events are currently being developed to add to the schedule. If you are interested in sponsoring a particular event, contact Betsy McMillion at betsy@patapscoheritagegreenway.org

Check out our members and volunteers in action! Visit our photo website where we post photos of our events at http://patapscofriend.smugmug.com. Bookmark this page and check back periodically for updates!

If you would like to be on our email event list, email Betsy McMillion at patapscofriend@gmail.com

FACEBOOK Fan page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/148030745257934/
or call 410-480-0824

TWITTER page: http://twitter.com/#!/patapscovalley

Don't forget to check out what our other partners have to offer in the Patapsco River Valley:

Arbutus Improvement Association
Baltimore County Dept. of Environmental Protection & Sustainability
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum
Catonsville Historical Society
Catonsville Rails to Trails
Chesapeake Storm Water Network
Elkridge Heritage Society
Ellicott City Restoration Foundation

Friends of Patapsco State Park
Greater Elkridge Community Association
Greater Patapsco Community Association
Historic Ellicott City
Howard County Conservancy
Howard County Green Central Station
Howard County Historical Society
Howard County Legacy Leadership Institute for the Environment
Howard County Tourism
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake
Lansdowne Improvement Association
Mid Atlantic Hiking Group
Neighborspace of Baltimore County
Oella Homeowners Association
Patapsco State Park
Patapsco State Park - Volunteer Opportunities
Relay Improvement Association
Tree Savers of Catonsville


Want to participate in an event in the Patapsco River Valley and we don't have one for that particular day, visit our "member organization partners" to see if they have something for you to do or help make a difference!


Past Events in 2014:

Monday, January 20. Martin Luther King’s Birthday. PHG offices closed.

Thursday, January 30, 7pm. Public meeting to continue discussion on how to protect, enhance and sustain the unique heritage and ecosystem of the Patapsco Valley. Roger Carter Neighborhood Center, 3000 Milltowne Drive, Ellicott City. See our home page for details.

Monday, February 17. Presidents Day. PHG offices closed.

Thursday, February 20, 6-7:30 pm. PHG Financial/Administrative Committee Meeting. Location TBA. Meeting for members of the Financial/Administrative Committee (Executive Board and staff).

Saturday, February 22, 11 am - 2 pm
Herp Survey Workshop. Benjamin Banneker Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228. In partnership with Howard County Recreation & Parks and Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, learn about the Maryland Amphibian & Reptile Atlas, a 5-year herp survey sponsored by the MD DNR and The Maryland Natural History Society. The survey began in 2010 and will end December 31, 2014. This 2-hour informative Power Point presentation by Sue Mueller, Howard County Coordinator for Maryland Amphibian & Reptile Atlas (MARA), will explain: (1) the importance of the Herp Atlas; (2) how are species being mapped across the state; (3) over 20 non-native herp species that have been found across the state; (4) how to identify similar species like a Fowler’s Toad from an Eastern American Toad, an Eastern Ratsnake from a Northern Black Racer, an Gartersnake from a Ribbon snake, etc.; and (5) how to contribute data or join in on group searches. The last hour involves an actual search, reviewing search techniques and safety to be able to report information you gather. Registration limited to 50 people. Please register here.

Saturday, March 22, 11 am - 2 pm - (Rescheduled from cancelled January 25th event due to snow). Removal of tree jackets in Patapsco State Park land off Landing Road. Our park ranger friends have asked us to help remove jackets that are choking out trees that were planted 10 years ago. Volunteers please register here.

Sunday, March 23, 1-3:30 pm. CSI (Creek Scene Investigation) workshop - Stream Watcher Volunteer Training Part 2. Location: Hudson Branch adjacent to Parking Lot F in Historic Ellicott City off of Ellicott Mills Drive. Outdoor workshop in the stream to learn how to determine water quality through observance of macro-invertebrates and simple chemical tests. BYOB - BRING YOUR OWN BOOTS!!! Training restricted to adults only. Registration limited to 20 people. Registration required by Friday, March 21 at 5 pm here.

Tuesday, March 25. 7-9 pm. PHG Annual Meeting. Presentation of annual volunteer awards and presentation of Patapsco Heritage Greenway Management Study. Relay Town Hall, 1700 Arlington Avenue, Relay. Open to general public. Volunteer of the year presented. For more information, email president@patapscoheritagegreenway.org

Saturday, March 29, 11 am - 1 pm. Stream Watcher Volunteer Training Part 1. Location: Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042, Avalon Conference Room. In partnership with Ho. Co. DPW, Center for Watershed Protection & Ellicott City Flood Solutions, sign up to adopt a section of the Tiber Hudson Stream and other tributaries that run through the Ellicott City historic district. Help keep our streams clean and learn how to monitor/report problems to local officials. Registration required here.

Saturday, March 29, 9 am - 11 am. Patapsco Heritage Greenway Management Plan presentation. Location: Grace Episcopal Church, 6725 Montgomery Road, Elkridge (corner of Montgomery Road and Landing Road). For more information, email John Slater at president@patapscoheritagegreenway.org .

CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREMELY WET CONDITIONS - TO BE RESCHEDULED Sunday, March 30, 1-4 pm. CSI (Creek Scene Investigation) workshop - Oella Community & 4-H Club. Location: Coopers Run off Edmondson Avenue. Outdoor workshop in the stream to learn how to determine water quality through observance of macro-invertebrates and simple chemical tests. BYOB - BRING YOUR OWN BOOTS!!! Training restricted to adults only. Registration limited to 20 people. Registration required by Wednesday, March 26 at 5 pm

Monday, March 31, 7-9 pm. Patapsco Heritage Greenway Management Plan presentation. Location: Catonsville Clubhouse, 10 St. Timothy's Lane, Catonsville. For more information, email John Slater at president@patapscoheritagegreenway.org .

Saturday, April 5, 9 am - 1 pm. Patapsco River Watershed Cleanup Partnering with “Project Clean Stream.” Over 100 volunteers needed to clean up area of a lot of junk and debris. Section of the lower Patapsco River watershed. Patapsco State Park land. Please park at VFW Hall parking lot located at 5526 Belle Grove Road in Brooklyn. Volunteers Please register here for more details.

Saturday, April 5. PHG Exhibit at Howard County Greenfest. 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044 10 am - 4 pm, Come and visit our exhibit and learn more about the environment. For more information, visit www.co.ho.md.us/OES/GreenFest.htm

Sunday, April 6, Time TBA. Stream/Road Cleanup along New Cut Road In Ellicott City. Participation limited to scouts, families and other approved volunteers. For more information, email patapscofriend@gmail.com

Sunday, April 6, 1-4 pm. Invasive English Ivy Removal at the Catonsville Historical Society on Frederick Road. In partnership with the Tree Savers of Catonsville and Catonsville Historical Society, we will be removing the invasive English Ivy that has taken over the trees on this property. Parking will be at the historical society or directly across the street. Look for posted signs to direct you to parking. Registration in front of Historical Society’s building. Volunteers Please register here and email patapscofriend@gmail.com for more details.

Saturday, April 12, 9 am - 12 pm
Historic Ellicott City Cleanup. Help clean up trash and invasives throughout the historic district of Ellicott City off of Main Street, with our partners - Howard County Tourism, Howard County Dept. of Public Works, ECRF, EC Flood Solutions, Center for Watershed Protection and Fels Lane Neighborhood Association. Wear boots if you plan to get in the water. Registration and parking in Parking Lot F, near 3500 Fels Lane, Ellicott City. Pre-registration required no later than Friday, April 11; event may be cancelled due to rain. Pre-register here.

Sunday, April 13, 1-4 pm
Sawmill Branch Cleanup in Catonsville. Help clean up trash and other litter that has been washed downstream before it reaches the Patapsco River just a mile downstream! Wear boots since you will be in the water! Registration and parking near 406 Patleigh Drive, Catonsville. Pre-registration required no later than Saturday, April 12; event may be cancelled due to rain. Pre-register here.

Saturday, April 19, 1-4 pm. Invasive Plant Removal. Benjamin Banneker Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228. In partnership with the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, we will be removing invasive garlic mustard patches that we have spotted along a trail within the park that leads to the Number 9 Trolley Trail, parallel to Coopers Run. Please register here.

Wednesday, April 22, 10 am - 12 pm. Oella Garden Maintenance. Meet near the commemorative sculpture honoring former PHG Board member Teddy Betts, located between Frederick Road and the river, adjacent to the Ellicott City Bridge on Baltimore County side, opposite The Trolley Stop at 300 Frederick Road. Volunteers are needed to weed, mulch, prune and pick up winter debris in the garden. For more information, email pjfarragut@aol.com. Volunteers please note "Oella Garden" on the Subject line of your email.

Saturday, April 26. 8 am – 2 pm. Hammond High School "Green Festival.” Come and visit PHG’s exhibit at 8800 Guilford Road, Columbia, MD 21046. For more details on this event, contact fair organizer Danielle DuPuis at 410-313-7615 or 410-313-7615.

Saturday, April 26. 10 am – 1 pm. Herbert Run Watershed cleanup. Location: off of Halethorpe Farms Road. Participants may register here.

Sunday, April 27, 1-4 pm. Patapsco State Park Family Fun Day. In partnership with Patapsco State Park Avalon Area, visit PHG’s exhibit. Pavilions 105 & 106. For more information, email Donna Seymour at dseymour@dnr.state.md.us or call 410-465-3287.

Sunday, April 27, 1-4 pm. PHG partners with 4-H Club to sample Soapstone Branch. Participation restricted to PHG trained stream team volunteers and 4-H Club students & parents. For more information, email betsy@patapscoheritagegreenway.org

Friday, May 2, 9 am - 1 pm. PHG Watershed Scavenger Hunt with Bonnie Branch Middle School at Patapsco State Park.Participation restricted to PHG trained stream team volunteers and Bonnie Branch Middle School students, teachers, staff & parents. For more information, email betsy@patapscoheritagegreenway.org

Saturday, May 3, 9 am - 12 pm (Rain date Sunday, May 4 from 1-4 pm). Sawmill Branch Watershed Cleanup at Catonsville Park. in partnership with Oakcrest Community Association, volunteers will meet behind the Catonsville Senior Center in the parking area near the playground, near 510 North Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21228. Several volunteers needed to clean up the Sawmill stream that runs through the park and other targeted park areas!!!!! Volunteers please register here for more details.

Saturday, May 10, 9 am – 12 pm. Thistle Branch Watershed Cleanup. In partnership with Thistle Road neighbors and Salem Church, volunteers will park at the Wilderness Bed & Breakfast, 2 Thistle Road, Catonsville, MD 21228. Volunteers please register here for more details

Monday, May 12. PHG Exhibit at National Pike District Boy Scouts of American Annual Program Launch. Event is restricted to boy scouts and their families only. For more information, email Betsy@patapscoheritagegreenway.org

Thursday, May 15, 6-7:30 pm. PHG General Board Meeting. Location TBA. PHG Board members and staff. Visitors are welcome but must email president@patapscoheritagegreenway.org in advance.

Saturday, May 17th. Historic Ellicott City History & Watershed Guided Walking Tour. 10 am - 12 pm. Learn about Ellicott City's history and its watershed, through a guided walking tour along Main Street Ellicott City. Free. Pre-registration is required and restricted to the first 25 who register. Please register here no later than Friday May 16th.

Sunday, May 18th, Time 1-4 pm
Stream Cleanup Partnering with Inspire Salon Employees. Howard County Location: Patapsco State Park land off of Ilchester Road in Ellicott City. Volunteers please register here

Monday, May 26. Memorial Day. PHG offices closed.

Sunday, June 1, 1-4 pm. PHG partners with 4-H Club to sample Coopers Run. Participation restricted to PHG trained stream team volunteers and 4-H Club students & parents. For more information, email betsy@patapscoheritagegreenway.org

Saturday, June 7 , 9 am - 12 pm. Invasive Wavyleaf Basketgrass GPS Mapping Project With Towson University Workshop. Patapsco State Park. Avalon Area. Participants must have and bring their own GPS unit, or be able to download a free mapping app to their Android or iPhone smartphone. Before you leave, check this website for instructions on how to download the application on your phone at http://towson.edu/wavyleaf/ Learn how you can help our partners -- Patapsco State Park, Maryland DNR and Professor Vanessa Beauchamp of Towson University, track the fastest spreading invasive in Patapsco State Park with GPS coordinates! After this one hour workshop, go out in the park and start tracking!!! For more information about the training session, email betsy@patapscoheritagegreenway.org. For more information about the wavyleaf mapping project, email vbeauchamp@towson.edu. Participants may register here.

Friday, July 4. Independence Day. PHG offices closed.

Saturday, July 12, 9 am - 12 pm. Invasive Wavyleaf Basketgrass GPS Mapping Project With Towson University Workshop. Patapsco State Park. McKeldin Area. Participants must have and bring their own GPS unit, or be able to download a free mapping app to their Android or iPhone smartphone. Before you leave, check this website for instructions on how to download the application on your phone at http://towson.edu/wavyleaf/ Learn how you can help our partners -- Patapsco State Park, Maryland DNR and Professor Vanessa Beauchamp of Towson University, track the fastest spreading invasive in Patapsco State Park with GPS coordinates! After this one hour workshop, go out in the park and start tracking!!! For more information about the training session, email betsy@patapscoheritagegreenway.org. For more information about the wavyleaf mapping project, email vbeauchamp@towson.edu. Participants may register here.


 




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