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.

Meet Our New Board Members

Last month, our Board elected seven new board members to help guide the future of Gunpowder Valley Conservancy. In the spirit of looking ahead, GVC President Cyrus Green shared his thoughts on the critical role that environmental nonprofits play in the larger sense of community:   Join us in welcoming…

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Tree Planting

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Help us plant trees for cleaner air and water in Baltimore County!  Do you like being outside in nature and getting your hands in some soil? Join us and make…

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By the Numbers

acres land preserved
trees planted
tons trash removed
conservation gardens installed