FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Jen Ruffner
Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Virtual Hearing
Request to Enlarge the Boundaries of the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area to Include Additional parts of Patapsco Valley State Park, Howard County and Baltimore County
(March 27, 2020) Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority will hold a virtual public hearing at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2020 (rescheduled from the originally planned meeting on March 16) on a request to enlarge the boundaries of the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area (patapsco.org) to include additional portions of Patapsco Valley State Park; Granite National Register Historic District and related historic sites; Cherry Hill AUMP Church; the Nike Missile Base; the Woodstock Inn; the Howard County Conservancy and adjacent parcel; western Ellicott City; the Guinness Brewery; and Baltimore County’s Southwest Area Park and adjacent connections to Baltimore City (see the map of all additions to the PVHA).
The Patapsco Valley Heritage Area was certified in 2015. The Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Inc. manages the heritage area, which is currently composed of portions of Baltimore and Howard Counties. Certified Heritage Areas promote heritage tourism and foster partnerships between governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations to create more livable and economically sustainable communities. They preserve and celebrate Maryland’s history, cultural traditions, and natural areas through grants, loans, tax credits and other financial and technical assistance tools.
Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Virtual Public Hearing on the proposal to enlarge the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area
3:00 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2020
HOW TO JOIN:
Join the meeting by computer: https://bit.ly/33OJIAK – Password: mhaa
Join the meeting by phone:415-655-0003 – Access Code: 622 700 696
Note: there will be visuals shared during the presentation, so even if you use the phone for audio, you will want to try and log in via the web link to see the presentation.
Local government officials, heritage resource organizations, tourism industry representatives, business and property owners, and others who are interested in the proposal to enlarge the boundaries of the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area
The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority is an independent unit of state government that operates in the Maryland Department of Planning. For more information, visit the website at http://mht.maryland.gov/heritageareas.shtml or telephone (410) 697-9586.
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