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Archive for January 2014

31
Jan

Maryland Issues New Guidelines for State Construction in Areas Vulnerable to Coastal Flooding and Sea Level Rise

Photo of the report's coverMaryland’s Climate Change and CoastSmart Construction Working Group has issued its Final Report, intended to guide what, where and how the State builds in areas vulnerable to coastal flooding and future sea level rise.  The report recommends specific siting and design guidelines for State construction projects to protect against the impacts of climate change.  Read more »

30
Jan

DNR and Partners Restore Shoreline at Ferry Point Park

Before: Eroded shoreline. New jetty can be seen in background.

Volunteers sought for final phase, spring planting

After nearly five years of planning and five months of construction, the deteriorating coast along Ferry Point will soon be fully transformed to a resilient and robust living shoreline, following a grass planting this spring. Made possible through a partnership between the State and Queen Anne’s County, the project restores the loss of wetland in Kent Island, safeguards land and sea life habitat, protects Kent Narrows from extreme weather, and enhances recreation. Read more »

27
Jan

DNR Seeking Public Input on Proposed Recreation Plan for State Lands

kayaker wearing lifejacket

Photo Credit: Kent Carlson

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on the final draft of the Land Preservation and Recreation Plan, developed to enhance recreation areas and services on State lands. The plan was devised using public input gathered during a random telephone survey, an online survey and through four regional stakeholder meetings.    Read more »

27
Jan

Humane Society Adds $5,000 to Reward Offered in Bald Eagle Killings

Photo of an eagle

by Shannon Petrosky

The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are adding $5,000 to the reward being offered to help solve the cases of two bald eagles shot to death in Montgomery County last month.

The money pledged to the Maryland Natural Resources Police investigation ─ added to the financial commitment by three private citizens ─ brings the reward total to $8,000. The money would be awarded after the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killings. Read more »

27
Jan

NRP Graduates Class of 19

Retired NRP Cpl. Joanne Dickey pins a badge on the uniform of her son-in-law and new NRP Officer Morgan Phelps as Col. George F. Johnson IV looks on.

Retired NRP Cpl. Joanne Dickey pins a badge on the uniform of her son-in-law and new NRP Officer Morgan Phelps as Col. George F. Johnson IV looks on.

The ranks of the Maryland Natural Resources Police grew by 19 with the graduation Friday of its latest class of recruits.

The new officers took their oath, administered by Col. George F. Johnson IV, NRP superintendent, at AnneArundelCommunity   College before a large audience of family and friends. Read more »

27
Jan

MET Permanently Protects 36 Acres in Western Maryland in 2013

Permanently protected forest land in Garrett County

Permanently protected forest land in Garrett County

The Maryland Environmental Trust accepted three conservation easements in 2013 that will permanently protect 36 total acres of important forestland, wildlife habitat, and scenic views, in Garrett, Washington and Frederick counties. Read more »

23
Jan

Junior Waterfowl Hunting Day Set for February

A junior hunter displays his waterfowl harvest Experienced waterfowl hunters are invited to introduce young people to the sport during a Junior Waterfowl Hunting Day on February 8. On this date, hunters 15 years of age or younger may hunt ducks, geese, mergansers and coots on public and private lands when aided by a qualifying adult.  Read more »

23
Jan

MET Permanently Protects 211 Acres in Southern Maryland in 2013

Permanently protected woodlands in McIntosh Run watershed

Permanently protected woodlands in McIntosh Run watershed

The Maryland Environmental Trust accepted three conservation easements in 2013 that will permanently protect 211 total acres of important woodland, and scenic views along public roads, in St. Mary’s and Charles counties.  

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23
Jan

DNR to Begin Spring Trout Stocking in February

A fisheries biologist releasing a Brown Trout. Photo by Matt Sell

A fisheries biologist releasing a Brown Trout.
Photo by Matt Sell

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will begin releasing Rainbow and Brown Trout in streams and lakes across the State in early February. The stocking dates and locations will be dependent on stream, ground and weather conditions. By the start of summer, DNR will have released around 335,000 trout at more than 130 areas throughout Maryland. Read more »

21
Jan

Governor O’Malley Announces New Tree Program for Maryland Landowners

Landscape of Trees. Photo By Avi Bender

Photo By Avi Bender

Free trees and planting assistance available to turn excess Lawn to Woodland

Governor Martin O’Malley today announced an exciting new stewardship program to help Marylanders who own one to four acres of land convert unused lawn to forest cover at no cost. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service and the Arbor Day Foundation have partnered to launch Lawn to Woodland, which will kick off as a pilot in select central counties this spring. Read more »