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The Gunpowder River is a treasure to us all.  From brook trout to rockfish, the Gunpowder 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. Home to Prettyboy and Loch Raven Reservoirs, the Gunpowder watershed also sustains us by supplying over 60% of the greater Baltimore area’s drinking water supply. For 31 years, the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) has preserved the character, history and environmental integrity in the Gunpowder watershed. It is with a heavy heart that we decided to cancel our annual fall fundraiser due to COVID-19.

The outdoors has brought solace to many during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether it be a hike through the forest or a much-needed respite sitting along the river. It is crucial that we continue our work to preserve the Gunpowder’s natural beauty for future generations. That is why we are excited to offer you this opportunity to sponsor our 2020 activities, including 

Explore the Gunpowder Watershed 

(Event links and details will be added in August 2020)

Everyone Can Become a 2020 GVC Sponsor!

Your tax-deductible contribution supports the GVC's programs that:

  • Preserve land and restore streams and forests for future generations
  • Introduce to the public Bay-Wise practices that reduce stormwater pollution
  • Provide meaningful environmental stewardship experiences for volunteers of all ages

Best of all, your donation will go even farther this year! The CARES Act allows all taxpayers to deduct up to $300 in charitable gifts on their 2020 tax return if they are not itemizing deductions.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Working in partnership with the business community in the Gunpowder watershed allows for greater collaboration on expanding our mission. The GVC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and we look forward to promoting your company as an environmental steward! Click here to read our full list of sponsor benefits.

Special Thanks to Our 2019 Annual Event Sponsors