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Gunpowder Valley Conservancy honors Marks, Perry as ‘Green Heroes’

At its annual fundraiser, the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy named Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and longtime GVC official Peggy Perry as its “Heroes of the Green.” The award recognizes outstanding leadership in preserving and improving the Gunpowder River Valley.

Councilman Marks has served northeastern Baltimore County since 2010. During his tenure, he blocked the development of 11 acres to the north of the Maryland State Fish and Game Protective Association, adding that land to Honeygo Park, and lightened future development on thousands of acres in his district.

Peggy Perry is the Program Director of Education and Restoration at the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy. She has helped direct major en​vironmental improvement projects at the Jennifer Run in Carney and at the Maryland State Fish and Game Protective Association in Perry Hall.


“The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is one of the most successful environmental advocacy groups in central Maryland. It has been a highlight of my Council tenure to work with them on land preservation and water quality projects,” said Councilman Marks. “Congratulations to Peggy for her well-deserved recognition, and thank you to the many supporters of the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy.”

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