Since 1989, Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) has connected people to all that the Gunpowder Watershed has to offer.
GVC programs provide meaningful opportunities to learn about our natural world and make a difference for future generations. Learn about the many ways you can give back as a volunteer, property owner, concerned citizen, employer and more. How will YOU get involved with GVC?
GVC has preserved over 1,800 acres. We’re here to help you become a better land steward today.Read More
Education and Outreach
GVC hosts free workshops and presentations for various audiences. Together, we can improve the health of our local forests and waterways.Read More
Clear Creeks Project
GVC is part of the pollution solution. Take action to reduce stormwater runoff with Bay-Wise practices.Read More
GVC has planted over 34,000 trees to create and enrich forest habitat. Get involved as a volunteer or property owner.Read More
GVC maintains newly planted trees to ensure they grow into healthy forests. Learn how you can become a forest steward.Read More
GVC cares about the health of our forests. In 2022, we are piloting new ways to manage non-native invasive plants.Read More
Adopt a Stream
GVC empowers individuals and groups to clean, monitor, and protect streams and rivers in the Gunpowder Watershed.Read More
GVC has removed over 270 tons of trash from our watershed. Do your part to prevent trash from entering the Chesapeake Bay.Read More
GVC has conserved over one million gallons of water. Learn the benefits of harvesting rain water on your property.Read More
GVC installs gardens that feature native plants to provide functional beauty and much more.Read More
GVC helps local groups take their stewardship of the Gunpowder Watershed to the next level. Learn how we help green communities.Read More