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.

News

Blog Post
May 22, 2017
After three seasons with the Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Heather Wandell is stepping down as the Environmental Programs Coordinator to pursue new opportunities. Heather has been such a light to our organization! She bridged us through the floods and transitions in leadership. Her steady hand and organizational skills will be sorely missed... but... I know that we will miss most - her ready smile, her warmth and kindness. In Heather's words:

“I have loved my time with PHG and have found the work so interesting and very rewarding. It has opened up my eyes and heart to environmental concerns and has deepened my love for the Patapsco River Valley. While looking for another part time job that is slightly less physically demanding, I plan to continue as a member of the volunteer Stream Team which assists with stream cleanups, tree plantings, tree maintenance, and invasive plant removal when time allows. I am also considering enrolling in the Master Naturalist Program and or volunteering with local historical organizations. READ MORE
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...