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Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, Inc.
Last updated on March 1, 2014

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) is a nonprofit local environmental organization chartered in the State of Maryland in 1989. The activities of the GVC are conducted through committees of volunteers working in cooperation with local, state and national programs of government agencies, foundations and other conservation organizations.

Description:
The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy performs several important missions within the Gunpowder watershed. It acts as a local land trust for those property owners wishing to place their land or portions of their land within a land trust, conservation or preservation easement. The GVC also acts to protect and restore the natural resources found within the watershed and has been involved in the restoration of stream buffers, stream clean ups, and general reforestation activities. It also sponsors and leads Better Waterways Fall Clean Up each November throughout the Gunpowder Watershed.

History:
The GVC has been chartered in the State of Maryland since 1989 and presently manages over 1,550 acres of land in conservation easements. Over 17,500 volunteers have assisted the GVC in its restoration projects over the last 24 years, 8,500 hundred of them helping in the planting of 25,000 trees on 123 acres. GVC has planted trees and cleaned streams in state parks, county parks, reservoir lands, and conservation easements. The GVC has partnered with elementary, middle, and high schools and colleges, as well as local businesses and community organizations throughout the Gunpowder Watershed. It regularly collaborates with County and State agencies in the performance of its environmental activities.

Contact people:

 Peggy Perry, Program Director, (phone), (email)
Karen Stupski, (phone), (email)
Charlie Conklin, President, (phone), (email)

Address:

 P.O. Box 9733
Towson, MD 21284

Web Site: http://www.gunpowderfalls.org

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Does this agency accept court appointed volunteers?
Yes
Last updated on March 1, 2014

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