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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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