Skip to Main Content

DNR News

Fall Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland

dnr stocking trout The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) kicked off the fall trout stocking season last week, releasing roughly 3,500 rainbow trout in Western Maryland.

“When and where we stock is largely dependent on weather conditions, water flow and temperatures,” DNR Inland Fisheries Manager Tony Prochaska said. “If the weather cooperates, we will release about 25,000 trout by the end of October.” Read more…

Eastern Shore WMAs Reopen to Waterfowl Hunting

Several Eastern Shore Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) ─ or portions of these areas ─ that were temporarily closed to waterfowl hunting have reopened. Read more…

Mallows Bay-Potomac River Headed Toward National Marine Sanctuary Status

First Designation in Maryland; First in Chesapeake Bay

Photo by Daryl Byrd. Man kayaking in Mallows Bay near shipwreck

Photo by Daryl Byrd

In a first for the state of Maryland, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today declared its intent to designate Mallows Bay in Charles County as a National Marine Sanctuary, and is seeking public input on how the site should best be used and managed. Read more…

NRP Arrests Pair for Numerous Baltimore-Area Thefts

signA man and woman suspected of numerous Baltimore area thefts—including taking a warning sign about leaving valuables in plain sight—have been arrested by the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Read more…

Oyster Harvest Season Opens Today in Maryland

Hand tonging

The 2015-2016 oyster harvest season kicks off today in Maryland. The six-month season runs from Oct. 1 through March 31. Read more…

Living Shorelines, Healthier Waters

Livingling Shoreline ArnoldA recent study, funded by NOAA, found that the bay’s hardened shoreline (using rocks and walls to slow erosion) could be hindering estuary recovery following decades of pollution, as well as depriving fish, crabs and terrapins of habitat. Enter living shorelines, a concept that has existed for decades, but continues to evolve.

With progress top of mind, representatives from across DNR recently visited two living shoreline projects in Anne Arundel County, a Severn River project completed this summer and a 15-year old South River undertaking.

Read more…

NRP Blotter

NRPA St. Mary’s County man was charged Thursday with multiple violations of blue crab regulations by the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Read more…

NRP Blotter

NRPMaryland Natural Resources Police officers charged a Frederick County man with a hunting violation and a Washington County man with illegal dumping. Read more…

DNR to Host Junior Hunter Field Day in Hagerstown

archery excercise Youth ages 8 to 16 with an interest in hunting, shooting sports and wildlife management are invited to participate in a FREE Junior Hunter Field Day event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the North American Rod and Gun Club, 12108 Belvedere Rd, Hagerstown. Read more…

Four St. Mary’s County Men Charged with Striped Bass Poaching

the undersized fishFour Lexington Park men were charged with poaching after a Maryland Natural Resources Police officer caught them with 42 undersized striped bass.

Francisco Morales Vallardes, 51, Douglas Francisco Morales, 34, Roberto Jesus Mejia Lopez, 33, and Oscar Saul Mejia Lopez, 35, were each charged with exceeding the daily catch limit of two striped bass and possession of undersized striped bass. Read more…

    Older Entries »

Featured Video

AccessDNR October 2015
The October 2015 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Karis King.