Stream Watchers in Action

For citizens who care about our local waterways, the Patapsco Heritage Greenway’s Stream Watch program allows us to make an impact as citizen scientists and volunteer stewards. Stream Watchers can adopt a section of a waterway, volunteering to clean debris, monitor the health of the stream, and/or collect information on any stormwater damage, pollution, or…

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Ellicott City 2016 Flood Timeline

Ellicott City 2016 Flood Timeline This timeline is a work in progress. The Patapsco Heritage Greenway is asked regularly to speak about the recent devastating flood. At these talks, we receive many questions about what happened that night and although the answers are still being pieced together, we thought we’d begin the story by creating…

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An Interview with Local Stormwater Expert, Lori Lilly

A devastating flood surged through Ellicott City’s historic district a month and a half ago, destroying homes and businesses, flushing cars into the Patapsco River, toppling many trees and wiping away herbaceous plants along its course. It is hard to assign a value to what was lost. Not only are some people without their possessions,…

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Howard County WIN- Discussing Stormwater Impacts

Last week I attended my first Howard County Watershed Improvement Network (WIN) meeting. WIN is a group of stakeholders with a shared interest in protecting and restoring local watersheds. It is facilitated by the Howard County office of Community Sustainability and meets regularly. (See below for a list and links to some of the participating…

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Brandt Dirmeyer- Our New CBT Corps Member

Patapsco Heritage Greenway welcomes Brandt Dirmeyer, a Chesapeake Bay Trust Conservation Corps Member, who will be with us for the next year.  Instead of introducing him in our words- we asked him to introduce himself.  Read more about his thoughts and experiences and stay tuned for more posts throughout the year. A person, no matter…

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