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