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.

The Gunpowder in 2050

In June 2022, GVC hosted the Gunpowder Watershed Forum to facilitate new dialogues and collaborations between community leaders, nonprofits, government agencies, businesses, schools, and faith-based groups within our watershed and adjacent areas. Outcomes of the Gunpowder Watershed Forum Over 60 people representing 43 organizations attended the Gunpowder Watershed Forum on…

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Non-Native Invasive Plant Management Workshop

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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

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By the Numbers

acres land preserved
trees planted
tons trash removed
conservation gardens installed