Gunpowder Valley Conservancy

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Environment


PO BOX 9733TOWSON, MD 21284 United States

Organization Information

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.


Get your hands dirty for clean water! GVC needs volunteers like YOU to achieve our vision of healthy lands, healthy waterways, and healthy communities within the Gunpowder Watershed. We work with volunteers of all ages, as well as individuals, families, or groups. Our volunteer opportunities are eligible for community service learning hours.

Join us for a meaningful environmental stewardship activity such as tree planting, tree maintenance (removing invasive plants), or stream clean-up.


Would you recommend Gunpowder Valley Conservancy?
3 reviews Write a review
by David S. from Timonium, MD (October 26, 2020)
Enjoyable task but was a little more physically demanding than expected. Will do again in the future.
by Julia L. (September 17, 2017)
I have gotten much hands-on experience volunteering with GVC to complement my college courses. (I am writing this as an intern, for anyone who is considering an internship here.) I work with a supervisor who mentors me while also learning with me. She made great effort to fit around my schedule and choose activities that would be most relevant to my educational background. The project that I am a part of involves tree maintenance and removal of invasive species in the Loch Raven Reservoir. I plan to volunteer with GVC for a total of three months in order to fulfill a requirement for school. I hope to do more in terms of environmental education & outreach. From what I can tell, the organization could probably strengthen their outreach efforts and strive to give interns a greater breadth of experience. However, I do get to mix and match activities as long as I obtain permission. All in all, I am grateful to have this opportunity!
by Kelli K. (October 21, 2016)
I've always wanted to participate in a tree planting project and this was really fun. I'm awkward, scared of bugs and not the most fond of plants but there I was digging holes, kneeling in the dirt, loosening root balls and planting trees. I knew planting trees was more than just digging a hole and dropping a tree in it but it there were a lot of instructions and things to be aware of. Snacks, water and lunch was even offered to the volunteers. I will definitely participate with GVC again!

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