Because the commitment begins at home
In 1989, the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) began as a grassroots effort to protect the historical and natural resources of the “green triangle” of land between the Big and Little Gunpowder Falls. Our founding members, Ed Stuebing, Mary Frances Shepperd, and Betty Shea Miller incorporated the GVC on December 6, 1989. The simple motto above was created to inspire people to preserve our land and protect our waterways.
GVC’s original logos featured the Jericho Covered Bridge as a nod to our origins and our commitment to connecting people to the Gunpowder Watershed.
Volunteers remain the heart of the GVC. Each year, 2000 volunteers donate their time to improve the health of our forests and waterways.
In honor of the GVC’s 30th anniversary, we assembled timeline posters with highlights from our history. We hope you enjoy seeing how we have grown over the years!