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.

Get Your 2024 Gunpowder Passport

When you make time to explore nature, it can feel like your everyday life is a world away. We know the feeling! From now through May 31, you WILL need a passport to properly Explore the Gunpowder Watershed! The Explore the Gunpowder Watershed Challenge is a 40 day-event hosted by…

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Curbside Pickup Event: Rain Barrels!

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Save water, save money, and save our local waterways! Rain barrels help reduce pollution to our local creeks and streams. The water collected in rain barrels can be used to…

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By the Numbers

acres land preserved
trees planted
tons trash removed
conservation gardens installed