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Archive for January 2013

31
Jan

Town of Berlin Approves Groundbreaking Stormwater Utility

Photo by Timothy Shelton

Photo by Timothy Shelton

The town of Berlin passed historic legislation on January 28 that will help reduce flooding and clean up area rivers and streams. The new ordinance will create a stormwater utility for Berlin, dividing the cost of managing stormwater among the town’s property owners and helping the town leverage federal and State grants for additional, related enhancements. Read more »

30
Jan

NRP Blotter

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged a total of six people with various violations in Garrett, Harford, Somerset and Wicomico counties in January. Read more »

30
Jan

Gunpowder Falls State Park to Host Winter Youth Programs

Who: Children 3 to 12

When: Friday Mornings, February 8 – March 15

Where: Gunpowder Falls State Park

Cost: $10-$25

Contact: 410-592-2897

Gunpowder Falls State Park staff welcome children to take part in their nature-themed series of winter youth programs. Participants will explore the park, discovering nature and learning about the outdoors along the way. Read more »

30
Jan

Maryland State Park Advisory Commission Honors Legislative Champions

Sandy Turner, Advisory Commissioner; Senator Middleton; Delegate Gaines; Nita Settina, Maryland Park Service Superintendent ; Tim Casey, Advisory Commission Chair

Sandy Turner, Advisory Commissioner; Senator Middleton; Delegate Gaines; Nita Settina, Maryland Park Service Superintendent ; Tim Casey, Advisory Commission Chair

The Governor’s Maryland State Park Advisory Commission named Delegate Tawanna Gaines and Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton 2012-2013 Legislative Champions for their dedication and passionate commitment to the well being of Maryland State Parks. They received the Commission’s highest award on January 24 at the Maryland Rangers Legislative Reception held at the Maryland Inn in Annapolis. Read more »

29
Jan

NRP Rescues Two from Deep Creek Lake

On January 29 at around 1:30 p.m., Maryland Natural Resource Police (NRP) rescued two men from the waters of Deep Creek Lake. Thomas Soberdash III, 47, of Dunbar, Pa. and Robert Ebbert, 47, of Fairfield, Iowa, were ice fishing when they fell through the ice and into the water near 1190 Rock Lodge Road in McHenry. Read more »

29
Jan

Yellow Perch Fishing Kicks Off the New Year

As the days grow longer, yellow perch fishing will start to heat up in the Upper Bay, some of its tributaries and salt ponds.

“Maryland hosts an excellent yellow perch fishery, which provides delicious fare for Maryland tables and fine outings for families, especially those with young anglers in need of a break from cabin fever,” said Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service Director Tom O’Connell. Read more »

29
Jan

Maryland Wild Turkey Federation Honors NRP Officer

Federation Md. Chapter President Bobby Boarman, Corporal Forrest, previous Chapter President Billy Moore

The Federation’s Md. Chapter President Bobby Boarman, Corporal Forrest, previous President Billy Moore

The Maryland Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation named Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) Corporal Scott Forrest Conservation Officer of the Year for his longstanding dedication to serving Maryland’s citizens and safeguarding the State’s wildlife and fisheries resources. He was presented the award at the National Wild Turkey Federation’s State banquet on January 12 in Stevensville. Read more »

29
Jan

NRP Blotter

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged a total of nine people with various hunting violations in Allegany, Carroll and Montgomery counties in January.  Read more »

28
Jan

Chesapeake Bay Trust Honors DNR Secretary Griffin

DNR Secretary John Griffin (far right) with all of the Chesapeake Bay Trust's 2013 award winners.

DNR Secretary John Griffin (far right) with the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s 2013 award winners and members.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust presented Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary John R. Griffin with the Dr. Torrey Brown Award for his exceptional leadership in protecting and enhancing the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s natural world at its annual award ceremony on January 24 in Annapolis. Read more »

28
Jan

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day Set for February

youth huntingExperienced waterfowl hunters are invited to introduce young people to the sport during the Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day held on February 9. On this date, hunters 15 years of age or younger may hunt ducks, geese, mergansers and coots on public and private land.  Read more »