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
January 6, 2017
As individuals, we have the power to enact local change. As state agencies become more efficient with their road salt application, we can also help to mitigate the ecological impact of road salts through smart practices that reduce the harmful effects of excess salinity upon our shared watersheds.

Press Release
January 1, 2017
The Patapsco Valley Heritage Area, a certified heritage area encompassing parts of Baltimore and Howard County, announces grant opportunities for FY18 projects through the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). MHAA offers nonprofit organizations and government entities grants of up to $50,000 with a one-to-one required match for non-capital projects (including planning, interpretation, and programming) and up to $100,000 for capital projects (including acquisition, pre-development, development, rehabilitation, and restoration) for programs and projects within the boundaries of the Heritage Area.