The Maryland Department of Natural Resource (DNR) will hold a public meeting to discuss adding criteria to regulated oyster aquaculture inside of the St. Mary’s River Oyster Sanctuary on December 6 from 3 to 7 p.m.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), along with U.S. Department of Homeland Security and United States Coast Guard dedicated Maryland’s new buoy and debris response vessel, the R.P. Gaudette, in honor of DNR’s former Boating Services Director on November 26 at City Dock in Annapolis. Read more
Baltimore City utilizes last year’s grants, kicks off disaster preparedness and planning project
Hurricane Sandy was a deadly reminder of the dangers and risks associated with living on the coast. Maryland’s CoastSmart Communities program wants to remind citizens that there are grants available to help coastal areas prepare, respond and adapt to the effects of flooding, shoreline erosion, increased storm intensity, accelerated sea level rise, and other anticipated impacts of climate change. In response to Sandy’s impact, the State is announcing its request for proposals earlier this year to provide applicants with more time for pre-proposal consultation and assistance.
On November 19, the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) hosted a roundtable luncheon at the Baltimore County Agricultural Center for local and regional land trust representatives and others interested in discussing land conservation issues. This event was the first in a series of quarterly roundtable discussions top be hosted by MET and featured guest speaker, Andy Loza, Director of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association.
Citizens reminded to register their trees
The New Year is almost here and the State is close to reaching its goal of planting and registering 100,000 trees by 2013 through the Marylanders Plant Trees program. Governor Martin O’Malley reminds citizens that there is still time to plant and be counted.
“Reversing deforestation is complicated; planting a tree is simple,” said Governor O’Malley. “I’d like to thank everyone who has helped us plant more than 91,000 trees across our State, and encourage all Marylanders to plant a tree and help us meet our goal to build a more sustainable future for generations to come.”
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has opened a new deer hunting area in Anne Arundel County. The 546 acre Crownsville Cooperative Wildlife Management Area (CWMA) will open for regulated deer hunting beginning on Nov 26, 2012 and running through Jan 31, 2013. Deer hunting only is permitted at Crownsville CWMA. The program will follow established season dates and bag limits found in the 2012-2013 Guide to Hunting and Trapping in Maryland.
The new program is designed to provide managed-access to the site through a partnership with DNR and Anne Arundel County Parks. Anne Arundel County Parks acquired this property in 2009. At that time, the Maryland Board of Public Works required development of a CWMA as a mandatory condition of the transfer.
The two-week deer firearm season opens Saturday, November 24 and runs through December 8, 2012. Hunters who possess a valid hunting license or are exempt from the Maryland hunting license requirements may use firearms to hunt white-tailed and sika deer during this season.
Who: Open to the Public
When: Monday, November 19 at 12 p.m.
Where: Tawes Building (Room C-1) 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis
November is American Indian Heritage Month and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is celebrating with a program honoring the contributions and achievements of Maryland’s American Indian residents and tribes. The program will include a reading of the Governor’s Proclamation, an open dialogue and a light lunch.
Recreational Projects in Montgomery, Prince George’s, Washington and Worcester Counties to See Enhancements
Recreational projects in Montgomery, Prince George’s, Washington and Worcester counties will soon receive funding for necessary upgrades and additions through Program Open Space. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at today’s meeting in Annapolis.
“Together with the help of our local partners we have created and improved a variety of recreational and natural play spaces where families can safely enjoy their outdoor world,” said Governor O’Malley. Read more