Protect Water

Most Marylanders live within a half-mile of a body of water, making access to clean water essential to the quality of life.

From brook trout to rockfish, the Gunpowder River sustains a rich variety of wildlife as it flows from the hilly Piedmont of northern Baltimore County down to the sandy shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

GVC's programs have the health of our waterways in mind. From installing rain barrels to our Clear Creeks Project, communities have the resources necessary to take action and ensure that our water remains unpolluted and beneficial.

Clear Creeks Project

GVC is part of the pollution solution. Take action to reduce stormwater runoff with Bay-Wise practices.

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Adopt a Stream

GVC empowers individuals and groups to clean, monitor, and protect streams and rivers in the Gunpowder Watershed.

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Stream Clean-Ups

GVC has removed over 270 tons of trash from our watershed. Do your part to prevent trash from entering the Chesapeake Bay.

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Rain Barrels

GVC has conserved over one million gallons of water. Learn the benefits of harvesting rain water on your property.

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Conservation Gardens

GVC installs gardens that feature native plants to provide functional beauty and much more.

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