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.


Press Release
July 18, 2018
The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) announced matching grants totaling $211,862 for Patapsco Valley Heritage Area non-profits and local jurisdictions. The grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related opportunities in the Patapsco Valley.

Media Release
April 2, 2018
ELLICOTT CITY, MARYLAND--The Patapsco Heritage Greenway is issuing a call for entries to "paSNAPsco – a photo contest and exhibit" depicting the diverse beauty of Maryland’s most historic river valley. Open to both amateur and professional photographers, the organization seeks images that creatively feature historic structures and attractions, the Patapsco River and its environment, Main Street moments, recreational opportunities, and cultural activities. Winning photographs will be featured in a new 2019 Patapsco Valley Heritage Area Calendar.