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28
Mar

Pocomoke Artist Wins Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest

Peaceful Swim by Paul Makuchal

Peaceful Swim by Paul Makuchal

Paul Makuchal from Pocomoke won the 39th annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest with his painting of a Lesser Scaup titled Peaceful Swim. Read more »

28
Mar

Pennsylvania Artist Wins Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Contest

Morning Stroll by Steve Oliver

Morning Stroll by Steve Oliver

Steve Oliver from Delaware County, Pa. won the 17th annual Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Contest with his painting, Morning Stroll, of a black bear taking a walk along a riverbank. Read more »

28
Mar

DNR and MPT Celebrate 25 Years of Outdoors Maryland

DNR Secretary Names Executive Producer Ambassador of the Chesapeake

DNR Secretary John Griffin Presenting English with the Ambassador of the Chesapeake Award

DNR Secretary John Griffin (L) Presenting English with the Ambassador of the Chesapeake Award

Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary John Griffin presented Outdoors Maryland Executive Producer Mike English with the Ambassador of the Chesapeake award at the series’ 25th anniversary celebration on March 20. English was honored for his outstanding work in capturing Maryland’s breathtaking beauty and vibrant ecosystems, and sharing the stories of the people who explore and protect them. Read more »

28
Mar

MET to Host Statewide Land Conservation Conference

Keynote Speaker Peter Forbes

Who: Open to the Public

When: Tuesday, April 23 from 10 to 6 p.m.

Where: The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, 692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum Heights (Anne Arundel County)

Contact: Michelle Johnson at mjohnson@dnr.state.md.us

Cost: Early registration, $45; after April 7, $60  

This year’s Maryland Land Conservation Conference, The Challenge of Perpetuity, will address the many challenges facing land conservationists throughout the State. Peter Forbes, writer, photographer, farmer, conservationist and highly-acclaimed inspirational speaker, will provide the keynote address and a follow up workshop. Read more »

27
Mar

DNR Revamps Volunteer Angler Survey

Aidan and Colin Griffin proudly displaying thier catch.

Maryland’s online Volunteer Angler Survey now has a new look, an added fish species and great prizes! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) developed the new and improved survey to be more user-friendly, gather additional information and offer incentives to those who participate. Read more »

26
Mar

NRP Blotter

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged a total of nine people with various violations in Allegany,  Charles, Montgomery and Garrett counties  so far this month. Read more »

26
Mar

Fort Frederick Opens Season With Historic Reenactments

Who: Open to the Public

When: April 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. & April 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool

Cost: Residents: $3 per car; Out-of-state residents: $5 per car

Contact: 301-842-2155

The historic fort at Fort Frederick State Park opens for the 2013 season with the help of the 4th Legionary Corps!  The living historians will garrison the fort and demonstrate the life of Continental soldiers during the American War of Independence. Read more »

22
Mar

DNR to Host Outdoor Recreation Input Meeting

Photo by Kent Carlson

Who: Open to the Public

What: Central Region Outdoor Recreation Evaluation

When: June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Howard County Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia

Cost: Free

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking citizens for their thoughts on State parks and lands at a public input meeting, or through a quick and easy online survey. The Department held meetings in other regions earlier this year but the one in central Maryland was cancelled because of inclement weather. Read more »

20
Mar

Assateague to Host Bunny Hop Egg Hunt

eggWho: Children 10 and under

When: Saturday, March 23 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Where: Assateague State Park, 7307 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin

Cost: Free

Contact: 410-641-2120 ext. 13

Participants will hop down the bunny trail at Assateague State Park in search of hidden eggs containing goodies! Hoppers should bring their own basket and a keen eye. Children will be divided into three age groups ─ Tiny Tots, Little Tikes and Bunny Hoppers. Read more »

20
Mar

State Outdoor Recreation Survey Now Online

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages Marylanders to share their thoughts on State parks and lands through a quick and easy online survey.

The survey asks a variety of multiple choice and open ended questions that will help DNR determine which outdoor recreation facilities, programs and services do and do not meet the needs of the community. Areas include State parks, forests, wildlife areas and trails.   Read more »