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NFWF Announces Nearly $13 Million in Grants from the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund

Projects will support clean water and improve habitat and stormwater infrastructure across the Chesapeake Bay watershed ESSEX, Maryland (October 10, 2019) – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced nearly $12.7 million in grants to support the restoration and conservation of the Chesapeake Bay watershed in… Continue Reading

Immediate Job Opening: Forest Stewardship Instructor

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), a Baltimore County-based land trust and watershed restoration organization, is seeking an experienced Environmental Educator to lead two Forest Stewardship volunteer events this fall. These events will focus on invasive plant identification and removal, and planting native vegetation in sections of Loch Raven Reservoir. This is a temporary position for… Continue Reading

Help plant tomorrow’s forests today!

Help plant tomorrow’s forests today!

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) is a Baltimore County-based land trust and watershed restoration organization. We are seeking volunteers to fill the role of Reforestation Crew Chief/Forest Steward for our Fall 2019 tree plantings and beyond.   Must be in good physical condition and able to work weekends. We will train you! Know anyone pursuing… Continue Reading

Paid internship with the GVC

Paid internship with the GVC

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is currently seeking candidates for a Watershed Restoration intern to assist with its Clear Creeks Project. Gain valuable skills and knowledge in watershed restoration. Participate in rain barrel workshops, rain garden workshops, Bayscape workshops, tree plantings, stream clean-ups and more!   Duties: Assist Project leaders during tree plantings, tree maintenance, trail… Continue Reading

GVC Rain Garden in the News

GVC Rain Garden in the News

The Baynes family has lived in the Chesapeake Bay area for over 90 years. The Bay continues to provide a wonderful life for their family and friends with boating, crabbing, skiing, and so much more. Ibby Baynes, the family matriarch, wanted to preserve what has been so integral to her family and community. In 2018,… Continue Reading

Recycling Advice for Baltimore County

Recycling Advice for Baltimore County

Last month, the Jennifer Branch Conservation Association (JBCA) of the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) sponsored Richard Keller from Baltimore County Solid Waste Disposal to speak at Seven Oaks Senior Center to discuss the do’s and don’ts of recycling. We learned a lot!   Baltimore and Harford counties’ single stream recycling gets sorted at the Materials… Continue Reading

GVC welcomes new Executive Director, Lou Etgen

GVC welcomes new Executive Director, Lou Etgen

“I have long admired the work of local watershed groups in achieving great, on-the-ground successes and the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is one of the finest in the state. It is a great honor to be joining the GVC team as we work towards clean water in the Gunpowder watershed.”  Lou Etgen 2019 is shaping up to be… Continue Reading