Help preserve land and wildlife habitat in the Gunpowder Watershed for future generations

Did you know that the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) has facilitated the preservation of 1800+ acres within the Gunpowder Watershed? We are actively seeking new volunteers to train as Land Preservation Monitors who play an important role in the process.

When a landowner decides to preserve their land, they enter a voluntary legal agreement (conservation easement) that protects the property’s agricultural and/or natural features for future generations. Each year, GVC is required to monitor all such conservation easements to ensure the easement’s terms are being upheld. Monitoring also provides an opportunity, if desired, for GVC representatives to meet with landowner(s) to discuss any recent observations or concerns (e.g. erosion, non-native invasive plants).

Click here to register for the Land Preservation Monitor training

This is a two-part training:

  • Wednesday, November 2 (5:30 PM – 8 PM): Information session and presentation. Food and drink provided by GVC Land Preservation Committee. Located at Baltimore Ag Center, 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030.
  • Saturday, December 3 (9 AM – 1 PM: Participants will shadow our trained land monitors in all aspects of assessing land easements in northern Baltimore County. Meeting location will be shared with participants who attend the November 2nd training.

Questions? Contact Bill Rees, GVC Land Preservation Committee. Learn more about GVC’s Land Preservation work.

GVC encourages participants to consult CDC guidelines for determining when to isolate due to COVID exposure.