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Portion of Patapsco Valley becomes state's 13th certified heritage area
Portion of Patapsco Valley becomes state's 13th certified heritage area

After nearly two years of developing a plan, an organization with roots in Howard and Baltimore counties has become responsible for managing a portion of the Patapsco Valley. Patapsco Heritage Greenway, a nonprofit with members from southwestern Baltimore County and Howard County, announced Jan. 16 it had received notice from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority that the Patapsco Valley is the 13th certified Heritage Area in the state. As a result, the group becomes steward of 24.6 square miles of land outlined in its plan. Territory involved includes Patapsco Valley State Park and bordering communities such as Catonsville, Arbutus and Relay. The certification opens the door for...

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