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.

Native Plants for your Maryland Yard

**2023 Update: Rain gardens beautify your yard, decrease water pollution, and support native wildlife—are you interested in receiving one at an 80% discount? GVC is actively seeking candidates to receive rain gardens through our Clear Creeks Project, which provides an 80/20 grant/client cost-share discount to property owners living within our…

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Stream Clean Up – Parkville (FULL)

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do your part to prevent trash from entering the Chesapeake Bay. Our local waterways, from a neighborhood stream to our drinking water reservoirs, are at risk from trash buildup. Anything…

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By the Numbers

acres land preserved
trees planted
tons trash removed
conservation gardens installed