Explore the Gunpowder

Get Outdoors for Clean Water

The Gunpowder Watershed is our connection to the Chesapeake Bay. It is full of history, beauty, and important wildlife habitat. It is also the source of over 60% of the Baltimore area's drinking water.

This spring, enjoy the ultimate staycation while helping Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) raise $25,000 in support of land preservation and watershed restoration!

There are several ways you can participate in the Explore the Gunpowder Watershed Challenge from May 1 - June 14, 2023. There is NO registration fee required to participate! Your donations will be MATCHED by a generous donor up to $10,000 through June 14th!!!

Introducing our Explore Challenges

  • Each challenge you complete will earn you one entry to win two free tickets (value $150)  to Gunpowder Valley Conservancy's Evening Among the Trees dinner on September 9, 2023.
  • Everyone that completes at least one challenge will also earn a special "Gunpowder Explorer" embroidered patch.

Resources for Explore the Gunpowder

General Information


Challenge #1: Passport Challenge


Challenge #2: Activity Challenge


Challenge #3: Fundraising Challenge