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


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.

Growing A Bright Future – Our Strategic Plan

As the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) enters its 35th year, we aim to become a peak performing organization. The goal of this strategic plan is to position us for the next level of excellence. It is our aim to grow better, not necessarily bigger. The board, staff, and contractors spent…

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Jamie Welsh Memorial Tree Planting

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us in creating a living tribute to Jamison Tawney “Jamie” Welsh. The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) is honored to host a tree planting on September 7th in memory of…

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By the Numbers

acres land preserved
trees planted
tons trash removed
conservation gardens installed