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NRP Begins Second Season of “Don’t Get Pinched” Crab Enforcement Campaign

unnamedFor the second summer, the Maryland Natural Resources Police is rolling out its blue crab enforcement campaign on the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River under the banner, “Don’t Get Pinched.” Read more…

July is Lakes Appreciation Month

Maryland has more than 60 sites to float your boatGirl wakeboarding on the lake

July is national Lakes Appreciation Month, so whether you prefer to swim, paddle, float or boat, Maryland’s abundance of lakes, ponds and reservoirs offer something for everyone! Read more…

Maryland Bay Game Goes Green!

Digital format unveiled

Back for its 18th year, the Maryland Bay Game has a newer — greener — look. For the first time, the popular children’s activity booklet is available solely online. Read more…

NRP Extends Upper Potomac River Warning

NRP LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police has extended its warning to boaters and other recreational users to avoid the Potomac River and its tributaries from Cumberland to Great Falls. Read more…

Partnership Permanently Protects 320 acres in Baltimore County

Beaverdam Run meandering through Ivy Hill Properties

Beaverdam Run meandering through Ivy Hill Properties

Three new conservation easements totaling 320 acres will permanently protect important Baltimore County forest and farmland from development. Cunningham Farms, LLC, and Ivy Hill Properties, LLC, donated the properties to be conserved through a partnership by the Maryland Environmental Trust, The Manor Conservancy and The Land Preservation Trust. Read more…

Maryland State Parks are Popular Destinations for the July 4th Holiday Weekend

Public should anticipate potential temporary closures due to capacity limitations

Greenbrier State Park during Fourth of July weekend 2013

Maryland State Parks are popular destinations year round, but especially so in the warmer summer months as families plan overnight camping trips, daytime visits to the water and outdoor gatherings on public lands. During holiday weekends such as the Fourth of July, many state parks will be forced to temporarily close public entrances due to capacity limitations. Read more…

NRP Issues Upper Potomac River Advisory for Weekend

Point of RocksThe Maryland Natural Resources Police is urging boaters and other recreational users to avoid the Upper Potomac River, including its creeks and streams, this weekend. Read more…

NRP Joining ‘Operation Dry Water’ this Weekend to Nab Impaired Boaters

 Officer Erica Minnick on patrol at Deep Creek Lake.

Officer Erica Minnick on patrol at Deep Creek Lake.

As the summer recreational boating season gets into full swing, the Maryland Natural Resources Police will join this weekend with the Coast Guard and other maritime law enforcement agencies for Operation Dry Water, a nationwide crackdown on alcohol- and drug-impaired boaters. Read more…

Seasonal Black Bear Sightings Increase in Suburban Areas

photo of black bear up closeWhile black bears are typically found in western Maryland (Garrett, Allegany, Washington and Frederick counties), sightings in suburban areas are not uncommon this time of year. Read more…

NRP Charges Grasonville Man with Running Illegal Charter Boat Business

Maryland Natural Resource Police logo

A Grasonville man has been charged by the Maryland Natural Resources Police with operating a charter boat service without the proper state licenses.

Heath Roy, 49, was issued citations for failing to obtain a charter boat license and with using a Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing Boat recreational license on a commercial vessel. Read more…

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