Preserve & Celebrate Patapsco Valley

The Patapsco Heritage Greenway’s (PHG) mission is to preserve, protect, interpret and restore the environment, history and culture of the Patapsco River Valley.

In 2015, the Patapsco Heritage Greenway celebrated the realization of a major goal when the Patapsco Valley became one of Maryland’s 13 certified Heritage Areas. This designation depended upon the unanimous approval of the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area (PVHA) Management Plan by both the Baltimore and Howard County Councils.


Blog Post- Brandt Dirmeyer
February 14, 2017
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The Business Monthly
February 8, 2017
Howard County native Mary Catherine Cochran’s impact on the preservation of Howard County’s unique history and environment began in 1999 with Vision 2020, an exercise that drafted goals for the county. She served on the Stewardship of Resources committee, which created a sustainable vision for the care of environmental, agricultural and historic resources. In 2015, Cochran continued her work in preservation and environmental stewardship when she assumed management of the newly-established Patapsco Heritage Area. Since, she has built a foundation for Patapsco Heritage Greenway (PHG), securing funding, building community partnerships and shifting the organization from a volunteer-based to an employee-based organization.