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Gunpowder Valley Conservancy

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Gunpowder Valley Conservancy

Newly planted trees need TLC to survive. Spend a couple hours to help make our Reforestation projects a success!

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, a Baltimore County-based land trust and watershed restoration non-profit, is looking for volunteers to help with tree maintenance. Tree maintenance involves removing invasive plants, checking planted trees to see if the shelter needs to be removed and removing if necessary, digging out the planting tube, and making sure the plant is upright.

Trees are important. They emit oxygen, sequester carbon dioxide, absorb pollutants, prevent erosion and storm water runoff and provide animal habitat.

Please arrive 15 minutes early so you can sign in and receive tools

This is an outdoor activity. Volunteers must wear a face mask at all times and adhere to the GVC's COVID-19 social distancing policy. We are allowing minors (ages 13 - 17) to attend our events as long as there is one parent/legal guardian per two children in attendance.

You can directly sign up for this volunteer opportunity by filling out our form at:


When: Monday, November 30, 2020 from 10 am - 1 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early so you can sign in and receive tools.

What to bring: Wear long pants, a long sleeve shirt, and closed-toed shoes (boots are best!) Bring a hat, work gloves (if you have them), and a filled water bottle.

Directions: Hydes Road Park, 5607 Hydes Road, Hydes, MD, 21082. Please park in the most western part of the parking lot. Look for GVC event signs and a white Toyota Camry.

Contact Kim Thomas, Tree Maintenance Coordinator, at kthomas@gunpowdervc.org or at (443) 797-9341

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About Gunpowder Valley Conservancy


PO BOX 9733, TOWSON, MD 21284, US

Mission Statement

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) is a Baltimore County-based land trust and watershed restoration non-profit that mobilizes people and resources to care for the lands, waters and character of the Gunpowder Watershed.


GVC offers multiple opportunities for volunteers, students, homeowners, and other interested parties to beautify their communities and help keep their local watersheds clean. Our work is of immeasurable benefit to the Chesapeake Bay and future generations growing up in smaller watersheds further inland.

Tree plantings and stream cleanups in the spring and fall make up a major part of our activities. We also offer unique chances to homeowners, enabling them to use monies put aside for them as grants to assist with environmentally-friendly garden landscaping and stormwater control in their own neighborhoods. Every hand is needed - contact us for further information on tree plantings, stream cleanups, BayWise certification, Rain Gardens, Edible Bayscapes, or Rain Barrels in your community today!



Mon Nov 30, 2020
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM  


5607 Hydes RoadHydes, MD 21082



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Science


  • Group


  • Must be at least 13
  • Three hour time commitment
  • Wear face mask. Able to work outdoors on uneven surfaces and under varying weather conditions.

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