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2014 Draft Management Plan

Patapsco Heritage Greenway
Establishes
Kit Valentine Memorial Internship


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.

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The Patapsco Heritage Greenway Inc. (PHG) is dedicated to preserving, protecting, interpreting and restoring the environment, history and culture of the Patapsco River Valley. We translate this mission into two primary goals:

Protecting the Valley

Telling the Story of the Valley

While we are neither a property-owning or governmental organization, we encourage the positive management of the Patapsco Valley and its visitors. We participate in a wide variety of state and county planning activities. We also are actively involved in developing educational materials about the environment and the history of the Valley.

Our motivation is to ensure that the Patapsco Valley remains pleasant for our generation and for future generations. One of the key elements of our mission is to complete and expand a professionally developed 2014 Initial Draft Management Plan. This study is a beginning vision of possible ways to protect and preserve the valley. This will create an official focus and provide a vehicle to help us protect and enhance the Valley.

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2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS (click here)

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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 info@patapscoheritagegreenway.org

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.


For more information, please contact us by:

Phone at 410-480-0824

Becoming a PHG Fan at FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/groups/148030745257934/
e-mail at info@patapscoheritagegreenway.org or
website at www.patapscoheritagegreenway.org
mailing your comments to: PHG, 6553 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge, MD 21075

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

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 info@patapscoheritagegreenway.org.



In Memory of former PHG President Kit Valentine: A recent article about Kit's life and contributions he has made to the Patapsco Valley may be found here.

See the article in Ellicott City patch, April 7, 2014, Want to Help Keep Ellicott City Clean? There's a weekend stream cleanup on the Tiber.

See the featured article in Catonsville Life, April 2014, on p. 14 titled "Watchers of the Waterways, a volunteer program has led to a cleaner Patapsco River watershed."

See Baltimore Sun article entitled Organization creates plan to preserve Patapsco River Valley March 26, 2014.

To see photos that document and show our events and our wonderful volunteers in action, please visit http://patapscofriend.smugmug.com


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Our mailing address:
6553 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge, MD 21075

last update 23Sep2014


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