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Most State Parks Open after Sandy Clean-Up

The Maryland Park Service (MPS) has reopened all but 11 of Maryland’s 66 State Parks after extensive clean-up and repairs in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Seven of the reopened parks are open with limited services, some without electric power, while the remaining parks are open and fully operational. The 11 closed parks will remain closed as  Read the Rest…





Maryland Black Bear Hunt Closed

The Maryland Department Natural Resources (DNR) closed the 2012 black bear hunting season at 9 p.m. today with hunters reporting 92 bears to mandatory check stations in Western Maryland. DNR opened the season October 22 in Garrett and Allegany counties, meeting its management goal in five days.   The average live weight of the bears taken  Read the Rest…


Boat Battery Thief Arrested

The Maryland Natural Resource Police (NRP) made an arrest yesterday in a month-long investigation of a series of boat battery thefts in Anne Arundel County. NRP officers arrested Cody Jay Tyler Dudley, 21 of Pasadena, on October 24. Dudley was the main suspect in the lengthy investigation. He admitted to stealing more than 20 marine  Read the Rest…



Volunteers Needed for Farm Restoration Project

Who: Open to the Public (Student Service Learning Approved) When: Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Seneca Creek State Park, Button Farm Living History Center, 16820 Black Rock Road, Germantown Contact: 202-903-4140 or menarefoundation@aol.com The Menare Foundation, Inc. is seeking volunteers to help clean and prep Button Farm ─ a property in the  Read the Rest…


DNR Hosts Disability Awareness Program

Who: Open to the Public When: Thursday, October 25 at 12 p.m. Where: Tawes Building (Room C-1) 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis Cost: Free Contact: 410-260-8058 The National Disability Employment Awareness Month program, sponsored by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will highlight the importance of raising awareness and creating equal opportunities for those with  Read the Rest…


State Record Sheepshead Caught

Dan Thomas of Delmar caught a new Maryland record 13 pound, five ounce sheepshead fish on September 16 in Hoopers Straight, north of Bloodsworth Island. He hooked the record catch while competing in the Westside Outcaster’s Open, a tournament to benefit the Bivalve Volunteer Fire Company.


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