The Patapsco Heritage Greenway Inc. (PHG) is dedicated to preserving,
protecting, interpreting and restoring the environment, history and
culture of the Patapsco River Valley. We translate this mission into
two primary goals:
Protecting the Valley
Telling the Story of the Valley
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.
Our motivation is to ensure that the Patapsco Valley remains pleasant
for our generation and for future generations. One of the key elements
of our mission is to complete and expand a professionally developed
2014 Initial Draft Management Plan. This study
is a beginning vision of possible ways to protect and preserve the valley.
This will create an official focus and provide a vehicle to help us
protect and enhance the Valley.
THE TIME HAS COME
After years of advocacy and research, months of stakeholder meetings
and public input sessions, drafts, re-drafts and more re-drafts, the
Patapsco Heritage Greenway’s
PROPOSED MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE PATAPSCO
is now in the hands Howard and Baltimore County Governments for adoption.
Adoption of the Proposed Management Plan is required by the State of
Maryland in order for the Valley to become a Certified Heritage Area
and receive funds to sustain and support its unique natural, cultural
and historical resources. The benefits of this certification are many,
each of which further enhances the quality of life experience for those
living, working, learning, and playing within the Heritage Area.
Now is the time to voice your support for the proposed Management Plan.
By writing a brief letter of support or by attending one of the upcoming
hearings you will help preserve, protect, interpret and restore the
environment, history, and culture of the Patapsco River Valley in a
comprehensive and sustainable way.
PLEASE SAVE THE DATES AND ACT NOW IN WRITING. THANK YOU!
Howard County Council Public Hearing (Resolution 96-2014) JULY 21 at
George Howard Building, 3450 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD
The Baltimore County Planning Board Hearing
July 17 at 5 pm Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake
Please submit written testimony PRIOR to the hearing dates via mail
Baltimore County Planning Board email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Howard County Council email address: email@example.com
OF EVENTS (click here)
Hudson Subwatershed Restoration Action Plan for one
of five major tributaries to the Lower Patapsco and including a major
population center for Howard County, Ellicott City. The plan was developed
by the Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. in conjunction with the
Patapsco Heritage Greenway. It was funded (in part) through a grant
from the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office in partnership with the Chesapeake
Bay Trust and Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Small Watershed Action Plan for the Baltimore County
portion of the watershed has now been completed by Baltimore County
in partnership with PHG. Click the link above for the Action Plan and
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.
For more information, please contact us by:
Phone at 410-480-0824
Becoming a PHG Fan at FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/groups/148030745257934/
e-mail at email@example.com
website at www.patapscoheritagegreenway.org
mailing your comments to: PVH, P. O. Box 96, Ellicott City, MD 21041
TWITTER page: http://twitter.com/#!/patapscovalley
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the article in Ellicott City patch, April 7, 2014, Want
to Help Keep Ellicott City Clean? There's a weekend stream cleanup
on the Tiber.
See the featured article in Catonsville
Life, April 2014, on p. 14 titled "Watchers of the Waterways,
a volunteer program has led to a cleaner Patapsco River watershed."
See Baltimore Sun article entitled Organization
creates plan to preserve Patapsco River Valley March 26, 2014.
To see photos that document and show our events
and our wonderful volunteers in action, please visit
To make a donation, click
FACEBOOK Fan page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/
TWITTER page: http://twitter.com/#!/patapscovalley
here and add your name and address to join our email list
Our mailing address:
P. O. Box 96
Ellicott City, MD 21041
last update 21Jul2014
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