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 17, 2017
Debra Howard, a fine artist from Crisfield Maryland, is this year's recipient of the Patapsco Heritage Greenway award for "Best Depiction of the Patapsco River." Her award-winning painting "Stacked Rocks on the Patapsco" reflects not only the river, but the stone cairns which balance precariously in the riffles of the river. The painting beautifully captures the light and motion of the water.
Press Release
July 7, 2017
The Patapsco Heritage Area received just over $160,000 in five grants from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority including Management and Marketing grants for Patapsco Heritage Greenway, $30,000 in funds to Howard County Recreation and Parks to begin the restoration of the Ellicott City Barnard Fort House as a Heritage Center, a survey and interpretive signage grant for the Oella Historical Society for the Historic Oella Cemetery Project, and $15,000 to the Ellicott City Partnership for Heritage Maps and tear off maps for Ellicott City. Click the header to read the full press release from the Governor!