The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be opening properties in Elk Neck State Forest to hunting starting November 30, 2013. Acquired by DNR in 2011 from the Martinuk family, the land is located at the 2400 block of Old Elk Neck Road in Elkton. Read more
Using its newest enforcement tool, Maryland Natural Resources Police detected two watermen encroaching on an oyster sanctuary in Tangier Sound and arrested them Monday for poaching.
William Cloyde Catlin, 64, of Upper Fairmount, and Irving Lee Catlin, 55, of Westover, were each charged with unlawfully harvesting wild oysters up to 150 feet inside a sanctuary. Seven bushels of oysters were returned to the sanctuary. Read more
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Advisory Commission named Jim White, Executive Director of the Maryland Port Administration, its 2012 Conservationist of the Year at an award ceremony on November 20 in Annapolis. White was recognized for leading the Administration in creating wildlife habitat that benefits both the Chesapeake Bay and the State. Read more
DNR receives $1.5 million to improve boating infrastructure on State waters
From a new boat ramp in Anne Arundel County to replacement slips at Deal Island Harbor, two dozen waterway improvement projects across the State are getting an infusion of $1.5 million thanks to a formula change in the State Motor Fuel Tax disbursement. Read more
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Advisory Commission named Peter Stango its 2012 Wildlife Employee of the Year at an award ceremony on November 20 in Annapolis. As the Assistant State Community Ecologist, Stango dedicates his time and energy to protecting Maryland’s natural heritage and is a true team player, always helping his fellow colleagues. Read more
The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) announces the appointment of Sheila Orwig as its new Administrative Officer. In this position Orwig will serve as the office manager and fiscal officer, responsible for administrative functions including personnel, budget, procurement, computer/network oversight, records management and inventory.
“I look forward to working with the MET Board of Trustees and associates to ensure that the office runs smoothly and efficiently,” says Orwig. “I want to enhance the workplace environment so that associates can continue to focus on the big picture items: MET’s mission of protecting natural, historic and scenic resources in the State.” Read more
Registration deadline November 29When: Monday, December 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore; 1324 Belmont Avenue, Suite 401, Salisbury Who: Land trust staff, reps, those interested in land conservation Cost: Free RSVP: Michelle Grafton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional trainer and consultant, Peter Lane of the Institute for Conservation Leadership will lead a three hour workshop, Your Board at Its Best: Cultivating Board Excellence, especially designed for land trust volunteers, staff and board members. Read more
Conservationists, watermen and anglers are applauding efforts by the Maryland Natural Resources Police and its federal law enforcement partners in obtaining indictments of four Talbot County watermen accused of running a striped bass poaching ring that spanned four years and was worth nearly a half million dollars on the wholesale market. Read more