Tree Planting

Help Plant Tomorrow's Forests Today

Tree planting is a simple yet rewarding way to make a difference for future generations. Each year, Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) plants over one thousand trees to expand and enrich forest habitat within the Gunpowder watershed. Our work has especially focused on restoring the dying white pine stands around Loch Raven Reservoir, an important source of Baltimore’s drinking water.

Everyone knows trees help reduce air pollution. Did you know that trees also play an important role in the health of our waterways?

  • Tree roots decrease erosion and stabilize streambanks
  • Tree roots absorb stormwater runoff (pollution)
  • Tree cover maintains cooler water temperatures along streams

Ways to Get Involved

Questions? Contact Kim Thomas, Associate Program Manager, by email or (443) 797-9341.

Funding provided by grants from the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, administered by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition.

Tree Planting Interest Form

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Interested in Planting Trees?
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With the help of volunteers, the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy has successfully planted over 36,000 trees in the Gunpowder Watershed.