Patapsco Heritage Greenway Seeks Applicants for Executive Director Position

The Patapsco Heritage Greenway is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, interpreting, and restoring the environment, history and culture of Maryland’s Patapsco Valley between Daniels and Elkridge. The organization seeks an experienced, goal-oriented individual to serve as Executive Director. The successful candidate will have proven leadership abilities and strong communication skills, and assist…

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Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Awards 50 Grants to Support Heritage Tourism Nearly $2.7 million awarded

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…

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Patapsco: Silent Witnesses to an Enduring Current by Riley Goodman

Patapsco: Silent Witnesses to an Enduring Current by Riley Goodman New Art Exhibit to Open As Part of Ellicott City’s Flood Commemoration Anniversary Ellicott City, MD — The Patapsco Heritage Greenway will join Howard County Historical Society to present Patapsco: Silent Witnesses to an Enduring Current by artist Riley Goodman at the Museum of Howard…

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Oella Garden- Part I

The Oella & Ellicott City Entrance Garden started out as a neglected piece of land that was overrun by invasive plants. In 2008, to honor the Oella community’s bicentennial, a Maryland Home & Garden Pilgrimage was held in the historic mill community. After the successful event, funds were available to install a largely native plant…

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Eagle Project- Historic Oella Cemetery

On Saturday, June 3rd, several scouts and adult leaders from Troop 764 in Halethorpe, Maryland, as well as volunteers from the Patapsco Heritage Greenway, participated in an Eagle Scout service project for seventeen year old, Luke Rau.  The project consisted of creating access paths through Oella Historical Cemetery, mulching them in for beautification and to…

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Howard County Stormwater Solution Programs

On a sunny weekday afternoon, I met with Rachel Beebe, a Sustainability Project Manager at Howard Country’s Office for Community Sustainability, to discuss Howard County’s stormwater programs, detailed below. If you’ve ever wondered how you could help to mitigate stormwater impacts in your community, just know that Howard County has programs available to make it…

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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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Q&A With Patapsco Heritage Greenway Executive Director Mary Catherine Cochran

Howard County native Mary Catherine Cochran’s impact on the preservation of Howard County’s unique history and environment began in 1999 with Vision 2020, an exercise that drafted goals for the county. She served on the Stewardship of Resources committee, which created a sustainable vision for the care of environmental, agricultural and historic resources. Cochran authored…

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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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