For six decades, the Valleys Planning Council (VPC) has been at the forefront of land use planning and preservation techniques in northwestern Baltimore County. Our efforts have yielded lasting, positive impacts that will serve citizens for generations to come.

VPC is a 501(c)3 non-profit membership organization established in 1962. Its mission is to conserve land and resources, preserve historic character and maintain the rural feel and land uses in the valleys. The work of the VPC is guided by a 40-member board and 11-member executive committee. It also employs an executive director, a development director, and an executive assistant.

Latest News

How Christmas Tree Farms Can Help Wildlife

  It may seem counterintuitive to support the annual culling of trees, but environmentalists say Christmas tree farms have ecological benefits.     A few years after the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire [...]

December 19th, 2023|

Everyone’s Buzzing About VPC’s Annual Meeting!

  At our Annual Meeting September 19, we honored two members of the Board of Directors who are stepping down from active service. Pete Colhoun and Meriwether Morris both served for nearly 30 years and [...]

September 21st, 2023|

Sagamore Farm request for a distillery

Sagamore Farm at 3366 Belmont Avenue has requested a special exception for a distillery at its property in Worthington Valley. A special hearing and several variances related to parking have also been requested. For [...]

August 17th, 2023|

Annual Report 2022

Our Annual Report 2022 is now available! We are so grateful to the more than 400 members who supported day-to-day operations with their contributions, and to dozens more supporting Special Projects and our endowment, as [...]

June 19th, 2023|

Firefly Facts

When is a Fly Not a Fly? Fireflies are not flies. They're also called lightning bugs, but they're not true bugs either. Instead, fireflies are a type of beetle. In North America there are more [...]

June 7th, 2023|
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