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.


December 3, 2016
The Patapsco Heritage Greenway is asked regularly to speak about the recent devastating flood. At these talks, we receive many questions about what happened that night and although the answers are still being pieced together, we thought we'd begin the story by creating a timeline. This evolving timeline of the 2016 Ellicott City Flood is an attempt to provide the sequence of events that occurred on July 30, 2016. It includes multiple links to other references. Please feel free to send edits or corrections to and we will continue to update and revise to create an accurate record.
Blog Post
November 28, 2016
Shredded and composted leaves provide key nutrients to our natural environment. Learn more about how you can compost your own leaves, rake less and help the environment.