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Curbside Pickup Event: Rain Barrels!

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Save water, save money, and save our local waterways!

Rain barrels help reduce pollution to our local creeks and streams. The water collected in rain barrels can be used to irrigate lawns and gardens, wash cars, or simply infiltrate back into the ground during drier periods. Join the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) for a curbside pickup event, where you can pick up pre-assembled rain barrels for your property!


GVC will be selling blue rain barrels (55 gallon capacity) in advance. Please make sure to submit your order before the event. Our rain barrels are repurposed, food-grade barrels donated by McCormick. Each barrel comes with a PVC elbow to attach to your downspout.

The cost is $70/barrel. However, if you live within our Clear Creeks Project area, you are eligible for a 50% discount of $35/barrel! This discount is thanks to our generous grant funders including National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay Trust, and Baltimore County.

Click on this link to see if the property where you plan to install your rain barrel is in our project area.

We are asking participants to pre-pay for their rain barrel(s). GVC staff will check the address provided to ensure that it matches the rain barrel order “in project area” ($35) or “out of project area” ($70).


When: Saturday, June 29 2024 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Where: 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 

Pick up will be at the Apple Barn which is to the right when you are entering the parking area for the Sherwood House side of CVP. There will be GVC signs directing people where to go for pickup.

This event is part of the Clear Creeks Project. Coordinated by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), the Clear Creeks Project is a grant-funded, citizen-based initiative that helps answer a community desire to restore the water quality within the Gunpowder Watershed. Additional funding provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; Chesapeake Bay Trust; Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability; Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, administered by Maryland Department of Natural Resources; and BGE.

Refund Policy: Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) volunteers spend time cleaning, assembling, and delivering rain barrels to meet the demand reflected in our online orders. To reduce the impact of no-shows, we have implemented the following refund policy.

  • Full refund if you cancel your order by April 6th (one week before event date)
  • No refund if you are a no-show on the day of the event. Your deposit will be treated as a general donation to GVC.


June 29
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Kim Thomas- Gunpowder Valley Conservancy


Cromwell Valley Park – Sherwood House
2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd
Parkville, MD 21234
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