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Archive for June 2013

28
Jun

$20,000 Diamond Jim on the Loose

A tagged fish

A tagged fish

More than $50,000 in prizes up for grabs during this year’s Fishing Challenge

The hunt continues! The Diamond Jim component of the 2013 Maryland Fishing Challenge entered its second phase when Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologists and teams of young anglers caught, tagged and released around 200 striped bass into the Chesapeake Bay. One of the tagged fish is the official Diamond Jim worth $20,000 to the angler who catches him between July 1 and midnight July 31. The other tagged “imposter” rockfish are worth at least $500 each if caught and registered before midnight on September 2, 2013. Read more »

26
Jun

Dan’s Mountain Pool to Host Dollar Dip

Who: Open to the public

Where: Dan’s Mountain State Park, 17410 Recreation Area Rd. SW, Lonaconing

When: Wednesday, July 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: $1 per person to swim all day

Contact: 301-895-5453

Dan’s Mountain State Park will be featuring a Dollar Dip at its pool on July 3, where admission will be reduced to $1 per person for the entire day. As always, kids 5 and under get in free.    Read more »

26
Jun

DNR Receives Federal Award for Boat Pumpout Stations

man pumping out boatThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) more than $757,000 for the installation and maintenance of marine sewage pumpout stations throughout Maryland. DNR will also use the funding to support pumpout boats operated by the City of Annapolis and the West/Rhode Riverkeeper.  Read more »

25
Jun

Governor O’Malley Stresses Water Safety in the Wake of Recent Drownings

kayaker wearing lifejacket

Photo Credit: Kent Carlson

NRP Officers ramp up enforcement; Operation Dry Water this weekend

Governor Martin O’Malley and the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) are urging boaters, park patrons and anyone planning to spend time on the water to make safety their first priority. Two drownings over the weekend bring the total number of water-related deaths to six so far this year, a disturbing trend so early in the season. Read more »

24
Jun

National Oyster Cook-Off Calls for Entries

oyster_dishFrom the professional restaurateur, to the culinary novice ─ chefs of all skill levels are invited to submit their original oyster recipes for consideration in the 34th National Oyster Cook-off, October 19 at the St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival in Leonardtown. A panel of food experts will choose nine of the most creative and mouthwatering entries to compete in the cook-off’s three categories ─ hors d’oeuvre, soup/stew, and main dish. Read more »

24
Jun

Three Charged with Breaking into Cars at Gambrill State Park

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) arrested three people on June 23 for breaking and entering into parked vehicles at Gambrill State Park.

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23
Jun

Pennsylvania Woman Drowns while Swimming Near Turkey Point

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) are investigating the accidental death of Nancy Rogers, 75 of Lancaster, Pa., after she drowned on June 22 near Turkey Point in Cecil County. Read more »

23
Jun

NRP Searches for Missing Swimmer in Denton

***Update: The swimmer’s body recovered by NRP at around 12 p.m on 6/26, about a mile from where he was last seen.

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) are searching for Todd Heaton, 32 from Greensboro, Md., after he went missing while swimming on Saturday, June 22 in the Choptank River near Denton. Read more »

21
Jun

Governor O’Malley Announces New Online Guide to Maryland Natural Areas

Swallow Falls, Garrett County

In celebration of the start of summer and the end of the school year, Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the new Guide to Maryland Natural Areas. This online, one-stop travel resource is for anyone looking to experience the State’s most beautiful natural places, as distinguished by their pristine environment and rare plant and wildlife species. Read more »

21
Jun

DNR Welcomes Public Input on Plans for Linkwood WMA

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently seeking public input on the 15-year vision plan for the Linkwood Wildlife Management Area (WMA), a 313-acre property located in the northeastern portion of Dorchester County. Read more »