Protecting the Valley
The Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Inc (PHG) has been working, for over a
decade, to protect the Patapsco River Valley and its associated watershed.
Our major concern has been the impact within the watershed that development
has had on increasing storm water runoff and pollutants. Our activities
have taken many forms. We have established good working relationships
with Baltimore and Howard counties, the State of Maryland and various
land preservation/environmental organizations. We are working to identify
and encourage the acquisition of additional environmentally sensitive
lands for the State Park system. We have removed several earlier era dumpsites
from within the Patapsco Park - concentrating on sites that were in the
headwaters of streams leading into the Patapsco River. We conduct stream
recons to identify environmental trouble spots along our streams and are
implementing a Stream Watch Program. We use the information we receive
to prioritize and conduct monthly stream cleanups and periodic tree plantings.
Finally, we have invested time and effort to alert our community to the
harm that comes from the trash and oil that goes into our storm drain
systems as well as the dangers from various invasive plants. We invite
you to join us in these efforts. In the Event
Calendar section you will find a calendar of our current activities.
See Baltimore Sun video article on October 16, 2015
Heritage Greenway Tree Planting"
Overall Patapsco Watershed
Small Watershed Action Plan (SWAP)
Patapsco Heritage Greenway Management
Patapsco/Back Rivers Tributary
Patapsco Stream Reconaissances
Stream Clean Ups
Project Clean Stream