Adopt a stream in Baltimore County's Gunpowder Valley


Cause Areas


Sat Oct 29, 2016, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM


8114 Dalesford RoadParkville, MD 21234

Celebrating over 20 years of effort on behalf of our local watershed.


The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is looking for volunteers, age 18+, to join our Adopt-a-Stream Program. It’s easy to participate:

  • Attend an Adopt-A-Stream training
  • Agree to clean your adopted stream segment twice a year
  • Send us your trash data
  • Watch for and report stream hazards

It’s that simple! Adopt-A-Stream is great for individuals, families, neighborhoods, scout groups, Eagle scout projects, churches or school groups.

In the workshop, you will learn about the threats to the health of the Gunpowder Watershed and how to help to protect and improve our local creeks and rivers. Topics will include how to safely remove trash from the waterways, how to properly identify problems such as sewer breaks and illicit discharges, and who to contact to report such problems.

To register for the workshop or for more information, contact
Darcy Herman, Lower Gunpowder Falls Watershed Project Coordinator,
at 410-780-8618
or register online at


  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Clean 1/4-mi stream segment 2x/yr, report problems
  • Two levels of stream adoption are available; details given at Adopt-A-Stream workshop
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