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
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.
Urban Land Institute presented thoughts and observations on how to best
protect, enhance and sustain the unique heritage and ecosystem of the
Patapsco Valley in several public presentations in August and September
2013. If you were unable to attend or if you have any comments and or
concerns please click
here to send an email to the PHG President.
OF EVENTS (click here)
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
website at www.patapscoheritagegreenway.org
mailing your comments to: PVH, P. O. Box 96, Ellicott City, MD 21041
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 email@example.com.
Recent related news articles and other initiatives:
Wagandt to speak on preservation of Ellicott City's neighbor, Oella
article in Baltimore Sun, October 25, 2013
Unsung Heroes of the Patapsco River - Documentary on the Patapsco River
and the people who volunteer to keep the river clean. See
YouTube video, October 22, 2013
Downtown Ellicott City Revitalization Initiative Fall 2013
Patapsco Heritage Greenway promoting vision of a more cohesive valley
article in Baltimore Sun, September 26, 2013
Hopes for abandoned mill site to become part of Patapsco Valley State
Park - see
article in Baltimore Sun, September 12, 2013
$3.57 Million Grant Targets Patapsco River's Bloede Dam - see
article in EllicottCityPatch, August 26, 2013
"Remembering Thistle Mill" -
see article in EllicottCityPatch, August 26, 2013.
Dam Removals Open Northeast Rivers to Fish, Recreation - see
article in Environmental News Service about Bloede Dam removal, August
New Funding and Recommendations from Technical Advisory Panel Help Patapsco
Heritage Greenway Move Forward with Maryland Heritage Area Certification
for Patapsco Valley: Read our
Press Release of August 9, 2013
River Rock-building 2013 - see
photos on Facebook
Ducks Play Among Rock Structures In Patapsco -
see Ellicott City Patch article, July 17, 2013
Ellicott City rock sculpture event combines aesthetics and nature -
Baltimore Sun article, July 10, 2013
Maryland Heritage Status Proposed for Patapsco River Valley -
See The Business Monthly article, July 8, 2013.
JHU engineering students tackle fish-passage problem at historic dam.
Johns Hopkins news network HUB, July 5, 2013.
Demolition begins on Catonsville's Simkins Mill. See
Baltimore Sun article, June 11, 2013.
Expert panel to discuss future of Patapsco Valley.
See Baltimore Sun article, June 7, 2013.
Public Invited to Help Panel of Experts to Envision the Future of the
Patapsco Valley. See News Release here.
Demolition slated to begin on Simkins Mill.
See Baltimore Sun article, January 30, 2013.
To see photos that document and show our events and our wonderful volunteers
in action, please visit http://patapscofriend.smugmug.com
To make a donation, click
FACEBOOK Fan page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/
TWITTER page: http://twitter.com/#!/patapscovalley
here and add your name and address to join our email list
Our mailing address:
P. O. Box 96
Ellicott City, MD 21041
last update 31Oct2013
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