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30
Sep

Cunningham Falls State Park to Host Spirits of the Furnace

The historic Catoctin Iron Furnace

The historic Catoctin Iron Furnace

When: Saturday, October 19, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Who: Open to the Public (Advanced tickets required)
Cost: $5/adult (13 & up), $3/child (7-12), Admission free for ages 6 and under
Where: Cunningham Falls State Park, Manor Area Visitor Center, Route 15, Thurmont
Contact: Manor Visitor Center, 301-271-3676
 

Through the Spirits of the Furnace program, ghostly guides will take visitors on a night hike through the haunted trails to the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace. Costumed spirits will make frequent stops along the way to tell old folklore of Frederick’s past. Read more »

30
Sep

The Maryland Geological Survey Hosts Survey Experts from Jiangsu, China

Before departing the group posed for a photo on the steps of the MGS building

Before departing the group posed for a photo on the steps of the MGS building

Earlier this month, the Maryland Geological Survey (MGS) welcomed 25 surveyors and geographic information system (GIS) experts from the Jiangsu Province in China to its headquarters in Baltimore. The group was with the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Land and Resources ─ Jiangsu Bureau of Surveying, Mapping and Geo-Information.  Read more »

27
Sep

Put out the Fire of Hunger – Fill a DNR Fire Dozer with food

John Deere 450JThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service is collecting non-perishable food items at its Put out the Fire of Hunger – fill a DNR Fire Dozer event taking place in Marriottsville, Cambridge and Hagerstown tomorrow, September 28.   

  • Patapsco Valley State Park, McKeldin Area: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (11676 Marriottsville Rd)
  • Cambridge Walmart: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (2775 Dorchester Sq)
  • Hagerstown Walmart: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (17850 Garland Groh Blvd) Read more »
27
Sep

DNR to Gather Public Input on Possible Designation of Additional Wildlands

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The Youghiogheny River Scenic Corridor is a candidate for Wildland designation in Garrett County

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public input on the proposed creation of 10 new Wildlands and the expansion of 17 existing Wildlands (click here for the map). Wildlands are State-owned natural areas preserved for their wilderness character or sensitive natural resources. Starting in late October, the department will be holding public meetings in nine counties across the State to collect comments on designating additional Wildlands. Read more »

26
Sep

Governor O’Malley Kicks Off Schoolshed Initiative, Participates in Day to Serve with Students from Charles County

schoolshedGovernor Martin O’Malley today joined more than 50 fourth- and fifth-grade students at J.C. Parks Elementary School in Indian Head to kick off the new Explore and Restore your Schoolshed initiative. In conjunction with the Day to Serve regional volunteer event, the Governor and students took part in a stream cleanup, removing debris and invasive plants from Pomonkey Creek. Read more »

25
Sep

DNR Service Center in Cumberland to Relocate to Rocky Gap

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Western Region Service Center will be relocating from leased space in downtown Cumberland to Rocky Gap State Park at the end of September. The Service Center will occupy the original park office, a DNR facility, at 12500 Pleasant Valley Road, Flintstone. The telephone number remains the same ─ 301-777-2134. Read more »

25
Sep

Bidding Opens for Trapping Privileges on Select Lower Eastern Shore DNR Properties

Photo by: John White

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently accepting bids for 2013-2014 trapping seasons at Cedar Island, Deal Island, E. A. Vaughn, Fairmount, Isle of Wight, Maryland Marine Properties, Pocomoke River, Pocomoke Sound, Sinepuxent Bay, South Marsh Island, and Wellington, Johnson wildlife management areas (WMA),  Janes Island State Park and Hickory Point.

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25
Sep

Glen Burnie Man Arrested for Theft from Boats

Natural Resources Police LogoA Glen Burnie man was arrested this past Sunday in connection with the theft of marine electronics from five vessels at Shipley’s Anchorage Marina on Bodkin Creek in Pasadena.

Matthew Alexander Dates, 21, has been charged with one count of felony theft over $1,000, two counts of misdemeanor theft under $1,000, and three counts of fourth-degree burglary theft. Read more »

25
Sep

From the Bay, For the Bay is Back, October 5-12!

fromthebaylogoMore than 50 Restaurants Have Signed Up

Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the return of the From the Bay, For the Bay Dine Out, a week-long celebration of Maryland seafood benefiting the Oyster Recovery Partnership. More than 50 high-profile restaurants have already signed up, including Ryleigh’s Oyster House, Woodberry Kitchen, Rocklands, and Matchbox. Last year’s inaugural promotion proved a success, raising $20,000 for oyster restoration projects. Read more »

25
Sep

Dorchester County Man Wins Top Prize in DNR Photo Contest

Grand Prize Winner: Butterfly by Graham Slaughter

Grand Prize Winner: Butterfly by Graham Slaughter

Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Joe Gill today announced the winners of the 10th annual Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest. More than 150 photographers entered nearly 900 photographs this year. Graham Slaughter of Woolford took overall top honors with his photograph, Butterfly, of a Black Swallowtail sitting atop a golden Black-eyed Susan. Read more »