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DNR Receives $1.5 Million for Annapolis City Dock Renovations

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will receive a $1.5 million federal grant to assist the City of Annapolis with its planned renovation of City Dock. The award, a Sport Fish Restoration Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG), is the largest of its kind Maryland has ever received, and the maximum allowed under the program.

Citizens Asked to Report Stranded Marine Animals

Boaters and beachgoers are reminded to keep their eyes open for sea turtles and marine mammals while enjoying the outdoors this spring. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources asks anyone who sees a dead, visibly injured, entangled or stranded sea animal to call 1-800-628-9944 immediately. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Governor O’Malley Announces Improving Oyster Population and Reproduction

Survival Rate Highest Since 1985 Governor Martin O’Malley today announced good news regarding the State’s ongoing efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay’s native oyster population. Results of Maryland’s 2012 Fall Oyster Survey show that oyster population and reproduction increased for the second consecutive year, and diseases, which decimated the oyster population in 2002, remained far  Read the Rest…

Natural Resources Court Program Expands

Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties set monthly dates for violations A Maryland program that sets aside certain days to hear only natural resource cases has expanded to Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. The program ensures that natural resource related violations are tried under the same precedent, so that judgments are just and equal.

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The December 2017 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.