Note: The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) has developed COVID-19 guidelines to ensure our adherence to our guiding principles and to allow us to continue our important environmental work in a safe manner. These guidelines were adapted from state environmental and health organizations and are subject to change as COVID-19 restrictions are revised by the Governor's office. All GVC volunteer events are on hiatus until March 2021.

What is the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy?

The mission of the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is to educate and mobilize people and resources to preserve and restore the lands and waterways of the Gunpowder watershed, which drains some 500 square miles from its starting point in lower York County, Pennsylvania, through Carroll, Baltimore and Harford counties, Maryland, before reaching the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

Calendar of Events