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Governor O’Malley Signs Executive Order Helping State Prepare for Climate Change and Extreme Weather

Governor Martin O’Malley has signed a landmark initiative to increase the State’s long term resiliency to storm related flooding and sea level rise.  He signed the Climate Change and Coast Smart Construction Executive Order, directing that all new and reconstructed state structures, as well as other infrastructure improvements, be planned and constructed to avoid or  Read the Rest…





Nan’s Cove Canoe/Kayak Launch Complete

Paddlers in Broomes Island, Calvert County can now easily access the Patuxent River with the help of a new canoe/kayak launch at Nan’s Cove, installed by the Calvert County Natural Resources Division and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Boating Services.


Firearm Deer Season Reopens in Region B

Maryland’s firearm deer season reopens for white-tailed and sika deer on January 4 and 5, 2013 in Deer Management Region B only.  The firearm season is closed in Deer Management Region A (Allegany, Garrett, and western Washington counties).


MET Names New Land Trust Assistance Coordinator

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) announces the appointment of Michelle Johnson as its new Land Trust Assistance Coordinator. The Land Trust Assistance Program, one of MET’s core programs, provides technical assistance and support to more than 50 nonprofit land conservation groups focused on preserving scenic open space, forests and farmland in Maryland.


NRP Blotter

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged 11 people with hunting violations in Allegany and Talbot counties.


More Zebra Mussels Found in Upper Chesapeake Bay

DNR calls on boaters and anglers to help prevent the spread of this harmful species Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologists found young zebra mussels attached to buoys off Havre de Grace on December 3. DNR is asking boaters and anglers to be on the lookout for this harmful, invasive mussel.



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