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 Volunteer Coordinator

Hi everyone! My name is Elizabeth Eakes, and I’ve been working with GVC since August- you may have seen me at some tree plantings or rain garden workshops. But starting in 2024, I have moved into the new role of Volunteer Coordinator. I will be doing coordination and communication for…

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Explore the Gunpowder @ Prettyboy Dam

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visit the Prettyboy Dam Observation Deck for an info session about Baltimore’s drinking water reservoir system We are excited to offer this FREE info session as part of our Explore…

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By the Numbers

acres land preserved
trees planted
tons trash removed
conservation gardens installed