St. Thomas Lane/Painters Mill Road shortcut

March 12th, 2024|Comments Off on St. Thomas Lane/Painters Mill Road shortcut

The Valleys Planning Council and the Greater Greenspring Association, along with numerous members of the community, are concerned about a proposed service road that would allow travelers on Painters Mill Road to use St. [...]

How Christmas Tree Farms Can Help Wildlife

December 19th, 2023|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Everyone’s Buzzing About VPC’s Annual Meeting!

September 21st, 2023|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Sagamore Farm request for a distillery

August 17th, 2023|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Annual Report 2022

June 19th, 2023|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Firefly Facts

June 7th, 2023|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Baltimore County 2022 Elections

July 31st, 2022|Comments Off on Baltimore County 2022 Elections

Changes to legislative districts at the County and State levels made for interesting primaries. There were changes at the County level that shifted some census blocks, bringing part of Councilmanic District 4 into VPC’s territory. [...]

Optimal Solar Siting Study for Baltimore County and Baltimore City

October 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Optimal Solar Siting Study for Baltimore County and Baltimore City

Hot off the press: Optimal Solar Siting Study for Baltimore County and Baltimore City Today, the Chesapeake Conservancy released a long-awaited study identifying potential optimal solar sites in Baltimore County and Baltimore City. The study [...]

New Study: Climate Conditions & Associated Impacts – Northwestern Baltimore County

February 20th, 2020|Comments Off on New Study: Climate Conditions & Associated Impacts – Northwestern Baltimore County

The Valleys Planning Council (VPC) has completed a study on Climate Conditions and Associated Impacts, focusing specifically on northern Baltimore County. The goal of the study was to identify changing environmental conditions, evaluate the potential [...]