Sadly, many residents living in the development envelope don’t have access to trails or the luxury of open space. They can’t “social distance” without standing in a parking lot or keeping their kids indoors all day. Harford County’s decision to turn an incredibly beautiful 329-acre forest located in Abingdon into parking lots and warehouses is even more ridiculous and irresponsible now than it was a month ago. The county council and county administration have ignored their own county planners who identified the Abingdon forest as “a Core Forest which should be protected and preserved," as part of Harford County’s Green Infrastructure Plan. The plan states that, “actions to protect, restore, and manage county green infrastructure start with direct county stewardship, education, outreach, and regulation.” I wish our county leaders would read their plan.