Spend an "Evening Among the Trees" in support of land preservation and clean water

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.

GVC’s 2022 Hero of the Green

Who knew a walk in the park could be life-changing? For GVC’s 2022 Hero of the Green, Corey Johns, having access to local parks has shaped his career. Corey can trace his love of nature to frequent visits to Oregon Ridge Nature Center (ORNC) as a child; he is now…

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Webinar: The Gunpowder in 2050

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Listen to the outcomes of the Gunpowder Watershed Forum and discuss next steps for clean water in the Gunpowder Join Allie O’Neill of the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) for a…

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By the Numbers

acres land preserved
trees planted
tons trash removed
conservation gardens installed