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Cambridge, Oxford and St. Michaels Awarded Working Waterfront Grants

Program Preserves and Revitalizes Maryland’s Maritime Communities

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has awarded three municipalities: the City of Cambridge, the Town of Oxford and the Town of St. Michaels, with financial and technical assistance through the Working Waterfronts Program, a state initiative that aids in the preservation and revitalization of current and historic marine-based communities. Read more…

Police Investigate Boat Explosion, and Arrest Motorist with Drugs and Guns

Burned Boat in St. Mary's County

Maryland Natural Resources Police officers investigated a boat explosion and a jet ski accident, arrested a motorist carrying drugs and loaded guns, and charged an unlicensed fishing guide in recent cases. Read more…

New Clean Marina in Anne Arundel County

Department of Natural Resources Certifies Harbour Cove MarinaHarbour Cove Marina

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has certified Harbour Cove Marina in Deale as the latest Maryland Clean Marina. The facility earned the recognition after adopting best management practices from the Maryland Clean Marina Guidebook, meeting all environmental and regulatory requirements, and passing a site inspection. Read more…

St. Mary’s County Watermen Charged with Fraud; Employee and Notary also Charged

Robert Maurice Lumpkins

Robert Maurice Lumpkins

A St. Mary’s County waterman has been criminally charged with running a commercial fishing fraud scheme, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reported. Read more…

Two White Perch Records Set in Maryland

Anglers Broke State Atlantic and Nontidal Records

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today confirmed two new white perch state fishing records. James Stiars of Bel Air broke his own nontidal record in Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County, and ten-year-old Ryan Timmons of Berlin broke the Atlantic record in Ayers Creek in Worcester County. Read more…

Officers Rescue Injured Boater; Arrest Three for Impairment

Maryland Natural Resources PoliceMaryland Natural Resources Police officers rescued an injured boater, arrested an impaired boater and driver, and won convictions in two fisheries cases over the past week.

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Waterfowl Hunting at Deal Island and Fairmount

Department Now Accepting Lottery Applications

Deal Wildlife Management Area

Hunters can now submit applications for the annual permit-only waterfowl hunting days at Deal Island and Fairmount wildlife management areas, located in Somerset County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Permits will be issued through a lottery drawing, with assignments based upon a hunter’s stated preference for each area and/or date. Applications are due prior to Sept. 12.  Read more…

Drunk Driver Convicted; Two Crabbers Charged

A drunk driving conviction and the charging of two crab poachers highlighted recent cases handled by the Maryland Natural Resources Police.NRP Logo Read more…

Maryland Awarded $350,000 for Pumpout Boats and Stations

PumpoutThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources has been awarded more than $350,000 for the installation and maintenance of marine sewage pumpout stations across the state. The funding will go toward existing pumpouts as well as support pumpout boats operated by the City of Annapolis, the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy and the West and Rhode Riverkeeper.

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Police Respond to Series of Boating Accidents

Maryland Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police responded to numerous boating accidents last weekend, one of which proved to be fatal.

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AccessDNR August 2016
The August 2016 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.