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News 2016-12-10T14:15:13+00:00

Joan Hoblitzell

November 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Joan Hoblitzell

The VPC was saddened to hear of the passing of long-time Board Member Joan Hoblitzell on October 28, 2016.  Joan served on the VPC board for nearly 20 years.  Her enthusiasm towards the valleys was [...]

Peter R. Fenwick, VPC President to be Recognized with the Robert N. Clay Conservation Award

August 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Peter R. Fenwick, VPC President to be Recognized with the Robert N. Clay Conservation Award

The VPC is pleased to announce that VPC President, Peter Fenwick has been named as the 2016 recipient of the Robert N. Clay Conservation Award by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA). The award, [...]

Board of Appeals Overturns Special Exception for Megachurch on Shawan!

July 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Board of Appeals Overturns Special Exception for Megachurch on Shawan!

GOOD NEWS! The Baltimore County Board of Appeals decided last week to overturn the special exception regarding the Hunt Valley Baptist Church on Shawan Road. This is a huge victory for the community who worked [...]

STEMMER HOUSE SPECIAL PROJECT UPDATE!

June 29th, 2016|Comments Off on STEMMER HOUSE SPECIAL PROJECT UPDATE!

The Stemmer House (2627 Caves Road, Owings Mills, MD) was built c. 1761 and is one of Maryland’s outstanding Georgian houses. VPC is working with the community to protect this Baltimore County Historic Landmark and [...]

2016 McHarg Award Winner Announced!

June 6th, 2016|Comments Off on 2016 McHarg Award Winner Announced!

VPC presented Ellen Harvey Kelly its prestigious McHarg Award at its annual meeting on May 12 at St. Thomas Church in Owings Mills.  Ellie Kelly is a dedicated land conservationist who has worked for over 40 [...]

Previous Event – 2016 Calcutta

April 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Previous Event – 2016 Calcutta

Many thanks to the Old Line Society along with Justin and Jeremy Batoff for hosting the 2016 Calcutta, with proceeds going to the VPC.  All VPC "Young Associates" members were able to purchase tickets at [...]

VPC Announces NEW “Young Associate” Membership Level!

January 8th, 2016|Comments Off on VPC Announces NEW “Young Associate” Membership Level!

First meeting of the Young Associates Steering Committee VPC is pleased to announce a new “young associates” membership level (up to $50) to engage the next generation of conservation minded leaders who care about preserving open space in [...]

Art for Land’s Sake 2015 (art show and sale)

July 24th, 2015|Comments Off on Art for Land’s Sake 2015 (art show and sale)

Art for Land's Sake - Huge Success!! Many thanks to our sponsors, artists, venue hosts, Howie & Megan Wolfe, volunteers and Art for Land's Sake committee for another successful event!  The rain and threat of [...]

2015 McHarg Award Winner Announced!

May 18th, 2015|Comments Off on 2015 McHarg Award Winner Announced!

The Valleys Planning Council presented Phillip W. Worrall its prestigious McHarg Award at its annual meeting on May 12, 2015 at St. Thomas Church in Owings Mills. Worrall is a Principal Emeritus of GWWO Architects. [...]

VALLEYS PLANNING COUNCIL NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

March 4th, 2015|Comments Off on VALLEYS PLANNING COUNCIL NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Valleys Planning Council is pleased to announce Elizabeth Buxton as its next executive director. "Liz" assumed the position on March 2 and replaces Teresa Moore who has served in that position for the past ten years. Teresa will continue to assist VPC [...]