The Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Market located just outside of downtown Annapolis is back and ready to provide residents with fresh fruits, vegetables and homemade goodies all summer long! Starting June 6, the market will run from 3 to 6 p.m. every Thursday through September 5. Read more
At 9:45 this morning, Joseph P. Gill was officially sworn in by Governor Martin O’Malley as the 8th Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) (Outgoing Secretary John R. Griffin held the position twice), following Governor Martin O’Malley’s appointment of Griffin as Chief of Staff last month. Read more
Who: Children ages 8 to 12
When: June 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool
Cost: $20 per child
Participants will be enlisted into Captain Alexander Beall’s Company of Maryland Troops to experience how soldiers lived at Fort Frederick during the French and Indian War. Activities include musket firing demonstrations, soldiers’ chores, military drills and a mission in search of the enemy. Read more
Governor O’Malley Proclaims June Great Outdoors Month
Nationally recognized Great Outdoors Month is right around the corner and Governor Martin O’Malley’s Partnership for Children in Nature is helping citizens celebrate! The second annual Celebrate Maryland Outdoors Days encourages families to get outside and invites Maryland organizations to post and promote their nature-inspired events. This two-week statewide collection of activities kicks off in conjunction with National Get Outdoors Day on June 8 and culminates with the Great American Backyard Campout on June 22. Read more
The State has added 150 acres to its permanently protected rural landscape and eliminated eight developmental rights in Washington County. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding to preserve the land on May 15. Read more
Governor O’Malley Signs Bills Expanding Sunday Hunting Opportunities in Carroll, Dorchester and Queen Anne’s Counties
Governor Martin O’Malley signed the final two of three bills passed during the 2013 legislative session that allow for increased Sunday hunting opportunities in Carroll, Dorchester and Queen Anne’s counties, on May 16 in Annapolis. Read more
The Severn River headwaters and Saltworks Creek, a tributary of the river, are more accessible to boaters following dredging projects carried out by the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works and Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Read more
The Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Foundation (MLSF) presented DNR Secretary John R. Griffin with its prestigious Sportsmen’s Best Friend of the Year Award at its 12th Annual Banquet and Auction. More than 200 people attended the event, which was held on May 15 in Annapolis.
“Hunting is a time-honored tradition in Maryland, and the State’s sportsmen are among our most committed environmental stewards and conservationists,” said Griffin, who takes on a new role as Governor Martin O’Malley’s Chief of Staff on May 20. “I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the department’s extraordinary team of dedicated natural resource professionals, who work to manage our fish and wildlife populations and provide extraordinary opportunities for sportsmen and women.”
Learn more about foundation’s work at www.mdsportsmensfoundation.org.
Who: Open to the Public
When: May 25 to 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool
Cost: Maryland residents: $3 per car; Non-residents: $5 per car
Fort Frederick State Park will be hosting a Memorial Day weekend filled with outdoor fun for the entire family. There will be a variety of nature programs, exhibits, demonstrations and activities throughout the three day event. Read more
Who: Open to the Public
When: Tuesday, May 21 at 12 p.m.
Where: Tawes Building, Room C1, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis
To celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting an event featuring Dr. Miles M. Yu, Professor of East Asia & Military History and founder of the Asia Forum at the United States Naval Academy. The program will include a reading of the Governor’s Proclamation, an open dialogue and a light lunch. Read more