The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), a local non-profit organization, mobilizes people to preserve land and restore the natural system in the Gunpowder Watershed. This watershed begins in Pennsylvania and runs down through Hunt Valley along the Torrey Brown trail (previously known as the NCR trail), Loch Raven, Lower Gunpowder as well as Middle and Bird River Watersheds. In our efforts to accomplish our restoration goals, we partner with corporations, in addition to schools, service clubs and communities, to organize activities such as tree planting, trail maintenance and stream clean-up events that are a great way to get your employees involved in an activity that is fun and beneficial! In our tree planting efforts, opportunities are available for institutions, corporations and landowners that have a minimum of 1 acre or more of land they would like reforested, preferably near a creek or stream.
With the help of 10,000 volunteers, the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy has successfully planted over 28,000 trees on approximately 150 acres of land in the Gunpowder watershed!
Trees and forests are essential to healthy ecosystems as they reduce storm water runoff, stabilize stream banks, beneficial to clean air by capturing carbon dioxide and releasing into the atmosphere, as well as providing habitat for the nature. Tree roots and leaf litter create soil conditions that promote the infiltration of rainwater into the soil, helping to replenish our groundwater supply and maintain streamflow during dry periods. In addition to improving air quality, providing habitat for wildlife, trees have been shown to increase property values!
To learn more, please contact Peggy Perry, GVC Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via 410-692-0468. Please view our many programs and exciting events at www.gunpowdervalleyconservancy.org.