Kit Valentine Memorial Fund

Encouraging the next generation of trail blazers and builders.

Kit Valentine was a life-long resident and champion of the Patapsco Valley. He was an advocate for the environment who served as president and vice-president of Patapsco Heritage Greenway (PHG) for ten years. Valentine spent the last 25 years of his life giving back to the community by helping others and was described as a man of character and personal integrity.

Kit, a lifelong scouter, believed in leaving the world a better place. Scouting was a major influence in his life and as a young man he built a nature trail in the McKeldin section of the Patapsco Valley State Park for his Eagle Scout project. This led to a degree in forestry management and many more trails including PVSP’s popular Grist Mill Trail. He was also instrumental in the Rails-to-Trails improvements for the Catonsville/Oella/Ellicott City trolley lines and the Short Line to Catonsville.

In remembrance of Kit and to his honor his legacy PHG established the Kit Valentine Memorial Fund to encourage the next generation of  trail “blazers and builders.” Through this fund we offer grants to support Eagle and Gold Award projects. To qualify, the project should meet the following criteria:

  • 1 – Be accomplished on public land in or around PVSP
  • 2 – Have an environmental, recreational or usage enhancement
  • 3 – Meet Boy Scout of America or Girl Scout award requirements

For more information contact PHG via Ken Boone

2020 –  PHG granted $500 from the Kit Valentine fund to Eagle Scout candidate Grant Miller’s project.  Grant built horseshoe pits next to two of the large pavilions in PVSP’s Hollofield Area to help enhance the recreational experience for those who visit the park.

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Patapsco Heritage Greenway, the non-profit managing organization of the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area, is dedicated to preserving, protecting, interpreting, and restoring the environment, history, and culture of Maryland’s most dramatic river valley for the enjoyment of all.

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