2018 is a good time for landowners with forest and farm land who are interested in considering a permanent conservation easement for the property. The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) has significant funding available [...]
If you haven't already done so, please take a spin on YOUR new roundabout in the Worthington Valley. Final paving was completed on November 12, and the traffic is flowing well. [...]
Valley residents have been concerned for years about the safety and traffic flow at the intersection of Tufton/Greenspring/Worthington avenues. During rush hours, it has grown increasingly difficult and dangerous to make left turns. In addition, speeds are increasing on these roads, making it less safe for all users. VPC met with elected officials at the state and county level who were able to secure funding for 90% of the $1 million project. This left a gap of $100,000, which VPC has committed to raise. While it is unusual for a community to contribute to a public infrastructure project, the partnership will result in a far better solution that will be a lasting asset for the area.
The Valleys Planning Council (VPC) presented its prestigious McHarg Award to environmental writer Tom Horton at its annual meeting on May 9th at St. Thomas Church in Owings Mills. Tom Horton is a native of [...]
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 [...]