About Patapsco Heritage Greenway

The Patapsco Heritage Greenway’s 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.

Maryland’s Heritage Areas are places to experience the authentic heritage of Maryland in a unique way that you cannot experience anywhere else. In Heritage Areas individuals, businesses, non-profits and governments form partnerships to preserve the best of Maryland’s historic sites and towns, unspoiled natural landscapes and enduring traditions.


Executive Committee

President: Grace Kubofcik, Howard County
Vice President: Victoria Goodman, Baltimore County
Vice President: Sylvia Ramsey, Howard County
Vice President: Steve Wachs, Howard County
Vice President: Kathy Younkin, Howard County
Treasurer: Cathy Hudson, Howard County
Secretary: Kenneth Boone, Baltimore County

Honorary Directors

Edward Kasemeyer, Howard County
Jim Robey, Howard County

Emeritus Directors

Ed Lilly
Ken Mays
Kit Valentine
Sally Voris
Charles Wagandt


Louis Diggs, Baltimore County
Chris Gallant, Howard County
John Heinrichs, Baltimore County
Gabriele Hourticolon, Baltimore County
Pam Johnson, Baltimore County
John McCoy, Howard County
Marsha McLaughlin, Baltimore County
David Nitkin, Howard County
John O’Connor, Howard County
Nancy Pickard, Howard County
Justine Schaeffer, Howard County
Mark Southerland, Howard County
James Wagandt, Baltimore County
Lisa Wingate, Howard County

Enjoy Baltimore County:  Pending
Howard County Tourism and Promotion:  Amanda Hof

Maryland State Parks (Patapsco Valley State Park):  Rob Dyke
Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks:  Pending
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks:  Dan McNamara
Historical Society of Baltimore County:  Cassie Kilroy Thompson
Howard County Historical Society:  Shawn Gladden
Sierra Club: JoAnne Heckman
Maryland Ornithological Society- Baltimore Bird Club:  Joan Cwi
Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences:  Pending
Howard County Arts Council:  Amy Poff
Howard County Chamber of Commerce:  Howard Leo McClarty
Catonsville Chamber of Commerce:  Cathy Schneider
Maryland Off-Road Enthusiasts:  Dave Ferraro
Catonsville Rails to Trails:  Maureen Sweeney-Smith

Upper Patuxent Archaeology Group: Kelly Palich

To reach us by phone: 410-696-1328

Executive Director:  Lindsey Baker

Program Manager: Hannah Zinnert

Office Address: 3748 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City MD 21043

Mailing Address: PO Box 96, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

Preserve. Protect. Interpret. Restore.

The Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Inc. is dedicated to preserving, protecting, interpreting and restoring the environment, history and culture of the Patapsco Valley between Daniels and Elkridge, Maryland.

Natural processes, natural beauty, and history combine to create a unique opportunity for neighboring residents and visitors from across the state and beyond, to understand and enjoy Maryland’s most dramatic river valley. Through the efforts of many partners, the public appreciates the significance of the valley’s heritage, understands its history, and enjoys the experience it has to offer.