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: Steve Wachs
Vice President: John Heinrichs
Vice President: Sylvia Ramsey
Vice President: Mark Southerland
Vice President: Kathy Younkin
Treasurer: Cathy Hudson
Secretary: Kenneth Boone
Victoria Goodman

Honorary Directors

Edward Kasemeyer
Jim Robey

Emeritus Directors

Ed Lilly
Ken Mays
Kit Valentine
Sally Voris
Charles Wagandt


Brooke Abercrombie
Rudy Drayton
Chris Gallant
Ray Haislip
Gabriele Hourticolon
Pam Johnson
Amanda Lauer
Pete Lins
John McCoy
Marsha McLaughlin
David Nitkin
Nancy Pickard
Justine Schaeffer
James Wagandt
Lisa Wingate

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.