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Amy Young - GVC added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted September 8, 2022

GUNPOWDER VALLEY CONSERVANCY WELCOMES ITS FIRST FULL-TIME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KIM PAUSE TUCKER, PH.D.

In 1989, the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) began as a grassroots effort to protect the historical and natural resources between the Big and Little Gunpowder Falls. Each year, approximately 2,000 volunteers participate in GVC’s environmental stewardship activities. As a result, GVC has planted 34,000+ native trees, removed 270+ tons of trash, and preserved 1,800+ acres…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 16, 2022

Saturday, 09/17/2022: GVC’s Evening Among the Trees (Baltimore, MD)

Join us for an evening out in support of land preservation and clean water Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC)’s annual fundraiser, Evening Among the Trees, will be held on the beautiful grounds of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Parkville, MD. We will be showcasing the conservation gardens that St. Demetrios has implemented this year in partnership…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 16, 2022

Saturday, 08/20/2022: Clear Creeks Project Open House at Saint Demetrios (Parkville, Maryland)

You’re invited to visit Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church’s campus in Baltimore County for a FREE Open House. See how you can beautify your yard, solve local flooding issues on your property, and help reduce pollution to our local waterways! Open to the general public. Activities include: Tours of the Bay-Wise gardens on-site Recycling in…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Job in Chesapeake Network

Posted June 7, 2022

Part-time Forest Stewardship Technician – Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (Towson, MD)

Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), a non-profit land trust and conservation organization located in Baltimore County, Maryland, is seeking an enthusiastic person to join our organization as a part-time Forest Stewardship technician. This position directly supports GVC’s Planting the Future initiative to combat climate change and biodiversity loss. The Forest Stewardship technician will assist with native…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 18, 2022

Wednesday, 06/15/2022: Gunpowder Watershed Forum (Baltimore, MD)

Gunpowder Watershed Forum Brings People Together to Discuss Shared Vision of Clean Water Is the Gunpowder Falls your happy place? Do you value clean drinking water for the greater Baltimore area? Are you concerned about how climate change is and will be affecting communities in our part of the Chesapeake Bay? If so, your voice…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Job in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 2, 2022

Full-Time Executive Director – Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (Jacksonville, MD)

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) is seeking a dynamic, creative, and energetic leader! We are a regional non-profit conservation organization and land trust based in Baltimore County, Maryland. Founded in 1989, the GVC works hard to protect the land and water within the Gunpowder watershed, which drains some 500 square miles from its headwaters in…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 23, 2021

2021 Explore the Gunpowder Watershed Challenge

This September, we challenge you to spend time outdoors to support your local land trust and watershed non-profit, Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC)! Discover the beauty of the Gunpowder Watershed of Baltimore County – our connection to the Chesapeake Bay. Help us reach our goal of raising $15,000 during September 2021 in support of land preservation…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Job in Chesapeake Network

Posted June 1, 2021

Tree Maintenance Summer Intern – Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (Baltimore County)

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), a non-profit land trust and watershed restoration organization in Baltimore County, is seeking an energetic intern to assist in maintaining newly planted trees. Tree maintenance is an essential part of reforestation and involves removing invasive vines and making sure young trees are growing properly. Great opportunity for someone interested in…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 1, 2021

Baltimore Earth Day website

Baltimore Earth Day 2021 is a month-long campaign to raise environmental awareness and connect people to hands-on opportunities to restore our part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Baltimore Earth Day 2021 website (gunpowdervalleyconservancy.org/earth-day) is a comprehensive resource of environmentally themed activities taking place throughout April, including tree plantings, community clean-ups, and virtual film screenings. Visitors…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Job in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 21, 2021

Reforestation Crew Chief (unpaid) – Baltimore County, MD

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) is a non-profit land trust and watershed organization based in Baltimore County. We are looking for outgoing, reliable, and hardworking persons to supervise a crew of 4 – 12 volunteers (ages 10 and up) during tree planting and/or tree maintenance projects for 3 hours. The Reforestation Crew Chief position is…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted September 23, 2020

October 3, 2020: Tree Planting (Lutherville, MD)

Plant trees for cleaner air and water in Baltimore County!  More than 31,000 trees have been planted throughout the Gunpowder Watershed by enthusiastic volunteers over the past 30 years, and we need your help to plant even more! Do you like being outside in nature and don’t mind working hard? Join the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted September 21, 2020

October 4, 2020: Tour a local church’s Bay-Wise Practices (Essex, Maryland)

Places of worship are incorporating native plants into their landscaping to improve water quality. Stormwater runoff–the rain that flows over roofs, parking lots, and other impervious surfaces–is one of the leading sources of pollution into the Chesapeake Bay. You’re invited to attend the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy’s Clear Creeks Project  Open House to learn how YOU…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted September 14, 2020

Explore the Gunpowder Watershed Challenge

This year, the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) is switching things up! Since we can’t hold our fall fundraiser in person, we are hosting our first annual Explore the Gunpowder Watershed Challenge, a crowdfunding campaign to encourage people to spend time outdoors, on trails or in neighborhoods, while helping to raise $10,000 for the GVC. Participants…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 17, 2020

August 29, 2020: Bayscape and Rain Garden Maintenance workshop (Essex, Maryland)

Need confidence in keeping your rain garden or Bayscape looking and working its best? This is the workshop for you! Native plants such as those used in rain gardens and Bayscapes typically require less maintenance than ornamental plants. That said, native plant gardens still require weeding and a few other types of care throughout the…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 2, 2020

Celebrate Earth Day Anyway this month!

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is a momentous time to continue and strengthen the efforts to restore the natural resources of the world in which we live, now and for future generations. It is essential that we maintain connected to the spirit of Earth Day, especially as we are now being called to “Think…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Job in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 5, 2020

(Towson, MD) Part-Time Tree Maintenance Intern (unpaid)- Gunpowder Valley Conservancy

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), a non-profit land trust and watershed restoration organization in Baltimore County, is seeking an energetic intern to assist in maintaining newly planted trees. Tree maintenance is an essential part of reforestation and involves removing invasive vines and making sure young trees are growing properly.  Great opportunity for someone interested in…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Job in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 5, 2020

(Towson, MD) Watershed Restoration Intern (paid)- Gunpowder Valley Conservancy

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), a nonprofit land trust and conservation organization located in Baltimore County, is seeking an enthusiastic intern that enjoys working outdoors. Great opportunity to gain hands-on experience with an environmental non-profit! The Watershed Restoration intern will assist GVC staff with our Education and Restoration Program activities, particularly our Clear Creeks Project. …

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 21, 2020

February 29, 2020: Tree Maintenance – Loch Raven Reservoir

Newly planted trees need TLC to survive. Spend several hours to help young trees grow into healthy forests! Get a start on your New Year’s resolution to spend more time outdoors. The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is looking for tree maintenance volunteers to remove invasive plants from young trees near Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County,…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 21, 2020

February 22, 2020: Tree Maintenance – Loch Raven Reservoir

Newly planted trees need TLC to survive. Spend several hours to help young trees grow into healthy forests! Get a start on your New Year’s resolution to spend more time outdoors. The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is looking for tree maintenance volunteers to remove invasive plants from young trees near Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County,…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 21, 2020

February 8, 2020: Tree Maintenance – Loch Raven Reservoir

Newly planted trees need TLC to survive. Spend several hours to help young trees grow into healthy forests! Get a start on your New Year’s resolution to spend more time outdoors. The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is looking for tree maintenance volunteers to remove invasive plants from young trees near Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County,…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 21, 2020

February 15, 2020: Tree Maintenance – Loch Raven Reservoir

Newly planted trees need TLC to survive. Spend several hours to help young trees grow into healthy forests! Get a start on your New Year’s resolution to spend more time outdoors. The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is looking for tree maintenance volunteers to remove invasive plants from young trees near Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County,…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 21, 2020

February 1, 2020: Tree Maintenance – Loch Raven Reservoir

Newly planted trees need TLC to survive. Spend several hours to help young trees grow into healthy forests! Get a start on your New Year’s resolution to spend more time outdoors. The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is looking for tree maintenance volunteers to remove invasive plants from young trees near Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County,…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 3, 2020

Tree Maintenance – Loch Raven Reservoir

Newly planted trees need TLC to survive. Spend several hours to help young trees grow into healthy forests! Get a start on your New Year’s resolution to spend more time outdoors. The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is looking for tree maintenance volunteers to remove invasive plants from young trees near Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County,…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 3, 2020

January 25, 2020: Tree Maintenance – Loch Raven Reservoir (Towson, MD)

Newly planted trees need TLC to survive. Spend several hours to help young trees grow into healthy forests! Get a start on your New Year’s resolution to spend more time outdoors. The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is looking for tree maintenance volunteers to remove invasive plants from young trees near Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County,…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 3, 2020

January 4, 2020: Tree Maintenance – Loch Raven Reservoir (Towson, MD)

Newly planted trees need TLC to survive. Spend several hours to help young trees grow into healthy forests! Get a start on your New Year’s resolution to spend more time outdoors. The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is looking for tree maintenance volunteers to remove invasive plants from young trees near Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County,…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Job in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 7, 2019

(Towson, MD) 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…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted September 19, 2019

(Essex, MD) Clear Creeks Project Open House

Do unto those Downstream as you’d have those Upstream do unto you! You’re invited to attend the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy’s Clear Creeks Project Open House to learn how YOU can reduce pollution, beautify your yard, and solve local flooding issues on your property. Visit Our Lady of Mount Carmel to see how they have made…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 21, 2019

(Middle River, MD) Gunpowder Valley Conservancy’s 30th Anniversary on the Water

You’re invited to celebrate the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy’s 30 years of environmental stewardship at our annual fundraiser! Join us on Saturday, September 14 as we honor our 2019 “Hero of the Green”, Charlie Conklin, for his three decades of service to the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC). Savor great food and drinks and enjoy live music…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Job in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 20, 2019

(Towson, MD) Watershed Restoration Intern (paid) – Deadline Extended!

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), a Baltimore County-based land trust and watershed restoration organization, 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:…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 23, 2019

Forest Steward workshop

Learn valuable ecological skills as a Forest Steward! The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, a Baltimore County-based land trust and watershed restoration organization, is seeking volunteers that enjoy being outdoors and making a difference. Our Forest Steward workshop offers a hands-on learning experience within Gunpowder Falls State Park on invasive plant identification, successful removal techniques, native plant…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 23, 2019

Forest Steward workshop

Learn valuable ecological skills as a Forest Steward! The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, a Baltimore County-based land trust and watershed restoration organization, is seeking volunteers that enjoy being outdoors and making a difference. Our Forest Steward workshop offers a hands-on learning experience within Gunpowder Falls State Park on invasive plant identification, successful removal techniques, native plant…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 15, 2019

Tree Maintenance at Loch Raven Reservoir

Help Newly Planted Trees Grow Into Healthy Forests! The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), a Baltimore County-based land trust and watershed restoration organization, is seeking individuals and volunteer groups to spend several hours making our reforestation projects a success. Tree Maintenance involves removing invasive plants, checking planted trees to see if the shelter needs to be…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 15, 2019

Tree Maintenance in northern Baltimore County

Help Newly Planted Trees Grow Into Healthy Forests! The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), a Baltimore County-based land trust and watershed restoration organization, is seeking individuals and volunteer groups to spend several hours making our reforestation projects a success. Tree Maintenance involves removing invasive plants, checking planted trees to see if the shelter needs to be…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 15, 2019

Tree Maintenance in northern Baltimore County

Help Newly Planted Trees Grow Into Healthy Forests! The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), a Baltimore County-based land trust and watershed restoration organization, is seeking individuals and volunteer groups to spend several hours making our reforestation projects a success. Tree Maintenance involves removing invasive plants, checking planted trees to see if the shelter needs to be…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 7, 2019

Lou Etgen to Lead Gunpowder Valley Conservancy as Executive Director

“I have long admired the work of local watershed groups in achieving great, on-the-ground success, and the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) 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 The Baltimore…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 31, 2019

Bayscape & Rain Garden Design workshop – FREE!

Learn how to create the perfect Bay-friendly landscape for your property under the guidance of a professional landscape architect. The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy’s Clear Creeks Project is hosting a FREE workshop on how to design and construct a rain garden, Bayscape, or edible Bayscape. In this hands-on learning experience, you will learn the principles of design and…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 24, 2018

Trail Maintenance & Invasive Plant Removal at Loch Raven Reservoir

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…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 24, 2018

Trail Maintenance & Invasive Plant Removal at Gunpowder Falls State Park

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…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 16, 2018

Trail Maintenance & Invasive Plant Removal in Baltimore County

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) is seeking volunteers to participate in a Trail Maintenance & Invasive Plant Removal event in Baltimore County this Sunday, October 21. 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….

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 4, 2018

FREE Rain Garden & Bayscape Maintenance workshop

Need confidence in keeping your rain garden or Bayscape looking and working its best? This is the workshop for you! Native plants such as those used in rain gardens and Bayscapes typically require less maintenance than ornamental plants. That said, native plant gardens still require weeding and a few other types of care throughout the…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted September 14, 2018

Bay-Wise Open House

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy’s Clear Creeks Project will show you how to beautify your yard, solve local flooding issues on your property, and help reduce pollution to our local waterways! Join us at our Bay-Wise Open House on Saturday September 22 at the Baltimore County Game and Fish Protective Association in Parkville, MD. View examples of rain barrels,…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 27, 2018

Evening in the Woods fundraiser

You’re invited to the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy’s annual fundraiser, Evening in the Woods! Savor great food and wine, beer from local breweries, a silent auction, wagon of cheer raffle, wine pull, and music by The Scotch Bonnets. You won’t want to miss this year’s silent auction, including airline tickets, restaurant gift certificates, sports tickets, merchandise,…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted June 6, 2018

Rain Garden workshop – Middle River (Baltimore County)

 Get your hands dirty for clean water! The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, a Baltimore County-based land preservation and watershed restoration non-profit, is seeking volunteers to help create a rain garden at a private residence in Middle River,MD. No gardening experience required! Got flooding in your backyard? This is the perfect time to learn more about the benefits of incorporating a…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted June 6, 2018

Rain Garden workshop – Parkville (Baltimore County)

 Get your hands dirty for clean water! The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, a Baltimore County-based land preservation and watershed restoration non-profit, is seeking volunteers to help create a rain garden at a private residence in Parkville,MD. No gardening experience required! Got flooding in your backyard? This is the perfect time to learn more about the benefits of incorporating a rain…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted June 6, 2018

Rain Garden workshop – Glen Arm (Baltimore County)

 Get your hands dirty for clean water! The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, a Baltimore County-based land preservation and watershed restoration non-profit, is seeking volunteers to help create a rain garden at a private residence in Glen Arm, MD. No gardening experience required! Got flooding in your backyard? This is the perfect time to learn more about the benefits of incorporating…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted June 1, 2018

Rain Garden workshops in Baltimore County

  Get your hands dirty for clean water! The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, a Baltimore County-based land preservation and watershed restoration non-profit, is hosting several Rain Garden workshops in June. We’re looking for volunteers to help create rain gardens at private residences in the Baltimore area. No gardening experience required! Got flooding in your backyard? This is…

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Amy Young - GVC added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 10, 2018

Gunpowder Valley Conservancy’s Spring 2018 Volunteer Opportunities

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, a Baltimore County-based land trust and watershed restoration non-profit, is seeking volunteers of all ages. We have 20+ opportunities for volunteers to participate in environmental stewardship projects this Spring! All events are eligible for community service credit. Events include: Reforestation Projects(Tree Planting and Tree Maintenance): Everyone knows the benefits of planting trees! Our…

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