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Archive for October 2013

31
Oct

NRP Boosts Enforcement as Oystering Kicks into High Gear

New radar network provides 24-hour coverage

With the most active part of Maryland’s six-month oyster season opening tomorrow, Natural Resources Police (NRP) is employing a three-pronged approach to catch poachers with stepped-up patrols on water and in the air augmented by the latest detection equipment. Read more »

31
Oct

Marylanders Asked to Snap and Share High Tide Photos

King tides just outside of City Dock Annapolis

King tides just outside of City Dock Annapolis

With Maryland set to experience the first King Tides of the fall season November 3-6, the Department of Natural Resources is asking residents in coastal areas to take and share photos of the resulting high waters and flooding. While not all communities may experience flooding, in some areas, these unusually high tides give planners a look at what potential future sea level rise may look like. Read more »

31
Oct

Governor O’Malley Visits Howard County’s Award-winning Dunloggin Middle School

Courtney Watson of the Howard Co. Council, County Executive Ken Ulman, Governor O’Malley, and Calvin Ball also with the Council with the students

 Tours student environmental learning projects

Governor Martin O’Malley today visited Dunloggin Middle School for a first-hand look at the students’ environment learning projects. The visit highlighted the importance of outdoor education in advance of the afternoon’s Better Choices, Better Results Sustainability forum.  Read more »

30
Oct

Perdue Farms Contributes $50,000 to Marylanders Grow Oysters Program

Mayor of Annapolis Josh Cohen, EcoMedia President Paul Polizzotto, Jim Perdue, DNR Secretary Joe Gill, MDA  Secretary Buddy Hance

Mayor of Annapolis Josh Cohen, EcoMedia President Paul Polizzotto, Jim Perdue, DNR Secretary Joe Gill, MDA Secretary Buddy Hance

Innovative partnership with EcoMedia helps Maryland agricultural business connect with stewardship program

Today, Perdue Farms Chairman Jim Perdue presented $50,000 to the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program. Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joe Gill and Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance accepted the contribution which will help fund citizen stewardship oyster projects throughout the State. Perdue was able to make this donation through an innovative partnership with CBS EcoMedia. Read more »

30
Oct

NRP Wins Abandoned Boat Court Case

nrp boatJudge orders rotting vessel removed from waters near Mount Vernon

A Germantown man convicted of abandoning a houseboat in the waters near historic Mount Vernon was jailed today after a district court judge found he ignored orders to remove the Potomac River eyesore. Read more »

29
Oct

League of Conservation Voters Honors Governor Martin O’Malley for Climate Change Vision

Tony Caligiuri, MDLCV Chairman of the Board; Carol Browner, former EPA Administrator; Governor O'Malley; and MDLCV Executive Director Karla Raettig

Tony Caligiuri, MDLCV Chairman of the Board; Carol Browner, former EPA Administrator; Governor O’Malley; and Karla Raettig, MDLCV Executive Director

Governor congratulates co-honorees Maggie McIntosh and Dru Schmidt-Perkins

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters presented Governor Martin O’Malley with its inaugural Climate Visionary Award this evening, recognizing his unsurpassed leadership in creating and adopting programs to help Marylanders combat and adapt to the effects of climate change.  Read more »

28
Oct

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged eight people with various violations in Anne Arundel, Garrett and Washington counties this month. Read more »

26
Oct

The Maryland Black Bear Hunt has Closed

The Maryland Department Natural Resources (DNR) closed the 2013 black bear hunting season at 9 p.m. today with hunters reporting 94 bears to mandatory check stations in Western Maryland. The bear hunting season lasted six days in Garrett and Allegany counties. Read more »

25
Oct

NRP Catches Convicted Oyster Poacher Violating Suspension

Natural Resources Police LogoMaryland Natural Resources Police today charged a Queen Anne’s County waterman crabbing near the Bay Bridge with violating the terms of a State order prohibiting him from engaging in any commercial fishing until next March. Read more »

24
Oct

Fall Turkey Season to Open in Western Maryland

Fall-GobblersMaryland’s fall turkey season will open Saturday, October 26 and continue through November 2, 2013.  Fall turkey hunting is only permitted in Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties with a bag limit of one turkey per hunter. Read more »