Do you enjoy being outside in nature and don’t mind working hard? Join the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy for a hands-on learning experience that will focus on the proper techniques of trail maintenance and invasive plant removal. Volunteers will be split into two groups:

  • Trail Maintenance: Learn the proper techniques, such as rock armoring and rolling grade dips, to prevent sediment erosion and improve water quality.
  • Invasive Plant Removal: Learn how to identify invasive and native plants, and proper methods for invasive plant removal. Install new native plants along trails in Gunpowder Falls State Park.

Workshop eligible for community service learning hours. Registration deadline is Thursday November 8. Space limited to 30 volunteers. Appropriate for ages 12+.

Register online here


When Please arrive by 9:15 am to sign in/register.  We will start the workshop at 9:30 am sharp on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

Where:  Gunpowder Falls State Park – Fallston area. From I-95, take exit 74 Fallston/Mountain Road (Route 152) north. Go about 10 miles and turn left onto Old Fallston Road. Turn right onto Laurel Brook Road. Go to the end of Laurel Brook Road to T intersection with Bottom Road. This is a dirt road. Park on right. If possible, please carpool as parking is very limited.

What to bring: Remember to wear sturdy shoes, bring a hat, gloves, and clothes that can get dirty. Bring your own lunch and water. We will break for lunch around noon.

Volunteer Groups Large groups should directly contact Peggy Perry, GVC Program Director of Education & Restoration, to register.

This FREE workshop is made possible by a conservation grant from Recreational Equipment, Inc., a partner with Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, and in partnership with Gunpowder Falls State Park and GUMBO.