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NRP Welcomes 57th Basic Recruit Class to Training Academy

57th Recruit Class at Training Academy

Twenty-two men and women this morning began a seven-month journey to become members of the Maryland Natural Resources Police, the oldest statewide law enforcement agency. Read more…


Registration Open for the Maryland Land Conservation Conference

Keynote speaker Stephanie Meeks of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

This year’s Maryland Land Conservation Conference will feature engaging educational workshops and peer-to-peer networking to highlight land conservation issues affecting our state. Hosted by the Maryland Environmental Trust, the gathering will take place on April 30 and May 1 at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights. Read more…


NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoA Lusby man was arrested Sunday and charged by the Maryland Natural Resources Police in connection with smash-and-grab thefts and destruction of property at Calvert Cliffs State Park in Calvert County. Read more…


Mark J. Belton Sworn in as DNR Secretary

Secretary Mark J. Belton was officially sworn in by Governor Larry Hogan this afternoon as the 9th Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Natural Resources. Belton was confirmed by the Maryland State Senate on March 20. Read more…


NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoA Frederick County woman was charged Saturday with heroin possession after a traffic stop on I-97 by a Natural Resources Police officer. Read more…


Maryland Park Service Reopens All Appalachian Trail Shelters

***3/25 Update: All Appalachian Trail Shelters Now Open***

Original release, 3/19: Maryland Park Service Reopens Five Appalachian Trail Shelters — Crews from the Maryland Park Service and Maryland Forest Service today felled a number of trees to allow the reopening of five overnight shelters and campgrounds along the Appalachian Trail in time for weekend use.

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Deep Creek Lake Anglers Urged to Participate in Northern Pike Survey

Deep Creek Lake angler, Ryan Cooper, with a trophy northern pike.

Deep Creek Lake angler, Ryan Cooper, with his trophy northern pike.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is asking the anglers of Deep Creek Lake to complete a short questionnaire regarding northern pike management. The results will be used to evaluate the need for regulation updates to develop a trophy northern pike fishery in the lake.  Read more…


Two Pasadena Men Convicted, Jailed for Stealing Crabs from Watermen

Photo by Toni Quigley

Two recreational crabbers caught by Maryland Natural Resources Police officers stealing from the crab pots of commercial watermen were sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail by an Anne Arundel District Court judge. Read more…


NRP Blotter

NRP logoTwo Somerset County watermen were charged Thursday morning by Maryland Natural Resources police officers with harvesting oysters from protected state waters.

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NRP Blotter

NRP LogoA Gaithersburg man and a Frederick woman were arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute on Wednesday by a Maryland Natural Resources Police officer conducting a highway safety patrol.

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