Sparks Glencoe Community Planning Council

2019 Winter News Notes

Our SGCPC all-volunteer members have again been very busy this year. We’ve spent thousands of combined hours on research and education that will help control unnecessary development and the protection of Northern Baltimore County. Our mission and goals are the primary drive of this group:

~ Conserve Farmland and Green Infrastructure

~ Preserve Clean Drinking Water in our Reservoirs

~Keep Growth in Accord with our Level of Public Services

We continue to educate residents and representatives about our natural resources in the Hereford Zone; encourage protection and preservation of our rural, historical and agricultural environment; and promote responsible community planning which maintains the rural character of this area.

Our members are concerned about the impact of how our community will thrive well into the future. Our members consist of new residents and those who have lived in this area for generations. We all share the vision of protecting the beauty and health of this special place we call home.

Keep watch on our website ( for future meetings (held at the Hereford Public Library). This year we’ve invited speakers who discussed ‘new’ wildlife moving into our area (bears and coyotes), the Transource issue, how to feed wild birds, solar facility siting, wild mushrooms and their interaction with farming, and the possibility of broadband coming to our under-served area. At our Annual Meeting in April we invited our County Executive and other County and State Representatives to talk about our governing bodies and issues that affect us.

We wish to thank Woodfire Kitchen and the Mayo Family Band for their generosity in hosting and entertaining our guests at our Fall is for Giving Thanks Fundraiser last month. This has become a much-enjoyed event so please plan to come next time.

Please consider donating to SGCPC this year, as even though our members generously donate their time and talents to protect the North County, we incur many costs along the way.

To join, please go to:

For donations, please go to:

If you’d like to donate in memory of a loved one, you may also do so on the website.

Earlier this summer we sadly lost another Founding Member, Alice Lehnert, who fought over-development for decades along with her husband, Dick, whom we also lost last year. Alice will always be remembered as a caring and generous supporter of her family and community.

Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy Holiday Season and bright New Year ahead,

Lynne Jones, President

SGCPC is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. We also accept matching contributions from your employer.

(Tax ID# 20-3888970)


Published On: December 3rd, 2019