Support Clean Water in Style

Do You Have What It Takes to be a Gunpowder Explorer?

GVC has been bridging people, land preservation, and waterway restoration since 1989

GVC is planting the future to combat climate change and biodiversity loss


We are committed to clean water for the two million people who live in, visit or benefit from the Gunpowder Watershed by preserving land, restoring ecosystems, and encouraging people to become environmental stewards.


Clear Creeks Project:

Our Water, Our Heritage, Our Pride

As more forests and fields are replaced with roads and roofs, stormwater has fewer opportunities to be absorbed and filtered into the ground. That’s why the landscape choices we make in our backyards and neighborhoods directly affect the health of our waterways. Through The Clear Creeks Project, discover ways to take action for clean, clear water and be part of the pollution solution.

Get Outdoors for Our “Activity Challenge”

Get outdoors to support land preservation and clean water The Explore the Gunpowder Watershed Challenge is a 45 day-long event where participants are encouraged to connect with nature, local businesses, and environmental stewardship. There are 3 Challenges that you can complete between May 1 – June 14 to earn a…

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Non-Native Invasive Plant Management Workshop

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is looking for volunteers, age 18+, to join GVC for our  Non-native Invasive (NNI) Plant Management workshop, a great part of our NNI Program! It’s easy…

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By the Numbers

acres land preserved
trees planted
tons trash removed
conservation gardens installed