20Sep 2019

Valleys Planning Council 2019 Annual Meeting Highlights

September 20th, 2019|Comments Off on Valleys Planning Council 2019 Annual Meeting Highlights

Many thanks to all those who attended the VPC Annual Meeting on September 17, 2019.  With over 120 people attending, including many elected officials and government staff, the meeting was very successful!  The three featured [...]

23Aug 2019

New VPC Notecards for Sale!

August 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on New VPC Notecards for Sale!

Another great way to support the VPC is to purchase NEW VPC postcards!  Just off the press, these postcards come in 6 cards to a set for $12.  The front of each card displays a [...]

11Jan 2018

Act Now to Preserve Farm and Forest Lands Via MALPF

January 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Act Now to Preserve Farm and Forest Lands Via MALPF

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 [...]

22Nov 2017

Worthington Valley Roundabout is Open

November 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Worthington Valley Roundabout is Open

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. [...]

5Jun 2017

Support the Tufton/Worthington/Greenspring Roundabout

June 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Support the Tufton/Worthington/Greenspring Roundabout

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.

26May 2017

2017 McHarg Winner Announced!

May 26th, 2017|Comments Off on 2017 McHarg Winner Announced!

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 [...]

7Nov 2016

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 [...]

22Aug 2016

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, [...]

11Jul 2016

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 [...]

29Jun 2016

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 [...]