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 by Brandt Dirmeyer
April 25, 2017
As we all looked back in silence at Port Isobel on the boat ride back to the mainland, I felt the midday sun and a slight breeze on my skin, and also felt a sense of longing to stay another day. The past two and a half days had left a warm glow within my core, and as I did a few yoga poses while the boat swayed and rolled with the waves, I let the experiences sink in deeper.

Roughly thirty corps-members spent time together on the island, and during the first meeting with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation staff, we were split into three groups and assigned two MWEE's (Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience), an immersive field experience and a service project. The group I was a member of, Group 3, explored the East Salt Marsh the first afternoon and set up a shoreline fish trap the following morning.

For the immersive field experience...
Blog Post by Brandt Dirmeyer
April 23, 2017
On a sunny weekday afternoon, I met with Rachel Beebe, a Sustainability Project Manager at Howard Country's Office for Community Sustainability, to discuss Howard County's stormwater programs, detailed below. If you've ever wondered how you could help to mitigate stormwater impacts in your community, just know that Howard County has programs available to make it easier for homeowners to implement stormwater solutions on their properties.