PHG Sponsorships

Patapsco Heritage Greenway Sponsorships

Patapsco Heritage Greenway has sponsorships available for programs and events hosted by local non-profit organizations. Priority will be given to events happening within the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area. Awards generally do not exceed $1000.

Please fill out the online form below to submit your request. If you have any questions, please email Sponsorship requests will be reviewed at the end of each quarter: September 30, December 31, March 31, June 30.

If you have a need for expedited review before the conclusion of the quarter, please note this in your application. The Sponsorship Program is made available through support from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, the Citizens of Baltimore County, and the Howard County Government.

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 gave back to the community during the last 25 years of his life, 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:

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

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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