What We Do

GRK is the 18th WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE® program in the Chesapeake region and takes responsibility for protecting and conserving the Gunpowder, Bird and Bush Rivers and their watersheds for the benefit of the public.

GRK also strives to create partnerships among existing non-profits in the Chesapeake Bay Region that share its goal of protecting, conserving and restoring the Gunpowder, Bird and Bush Rivers and their watersheds for all users.

Who We Are

Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER® (GRK) is a grassroots, advocacy based membership organization charged with protecting, conserving and restoring the Gunpowder, Bird and Bush Rivers and their Watersheds.

GRK works to strengthen ties within the communities that benefit from this vital water resource by engaging in outreach activities, which have an inherent stewardship message that transcends economic, social and educational boundaries.

How To Help

Interested in doing your part to protect your river? Do you have a skill, service hours or personal time to give to the cause? If you’d like to contribute to the mission of GRK, please contact us.

Become a Supporter

Become a member or donate to Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER® today to help ensure that this valuable water resource is protected from pollution from industry, agriculture, stormwater runoff, lawn fertilizers, and sewage overflows.