PHG News & Media Releases

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.
Blog Post by Brandt Dirmeyer
Brandt Dirmeyer, Chesapeake Bay Trust Conservation Corps Member
July 16, 2017
With the town in mid-summer vibrancy after nearly a full year of restoration post-flood, locals of all ages are capturing the beauty of Old Ellicott City in their artwork. With the practice of putting ink to paper, whether it's to draw with lines or to draw with words, there emerges within us a deeper connection to our sense of place.

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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!
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